With growing concerns over the sugar content in sodas and other beverages, the largest soda companies have taken notice. Recently, big soda companies like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group vowed to reduce the amount of calories from sugar in their drinks at the Clinton Global Initiative event at the end of September. The soft drink industry in general has experienced losses in sales of diet and regular sodas, so it makes sense that PepsiCo has begun to make good on its promise to decrease the sugar content in its products.
The attempt to reduce sugar content comes in the form of Pepsi True. Pepsi True is made with a combination of sugar and Stevia, which is a sweetener made from stevia leaf extract. The soda does not contain high-fructose corn syrup. While a regular 7.5 ounce can of Pepsi contains 100 calories, the Pepsi True contains only 60 calories at the same size, which is around 30 percent fewer calories than a normal Pepsi. Coca-Cola has also been testing its own lower-calorie soda called Coca-Cola Life.
Pepsi True will be sold through Amazon in packs of 24, but eventually will be sold in grocery stores. This is not the first soda to be sold through Amazon. Coca-Cola recently brought back Surge for purchase on Amazon to the delight of its fans!
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