Coca-Cola Life, sweetened from natural sources, is now available in Canada!
The Coca-Cola Company is very excited to welcome Coca-Cola Life to our family of over 300 beverages available in Canada, more than 70 of which are reduced-, low- or no-calorie. First introduced in Argentina and Chile in 2013, Coca-Cola Life offers great Coca-Cola taste, sweetened from natural sources and containing 50% fewer calories than regular colas (that’s 70 calories in a 355 mL can).
Coca-Cola Life is sweetened with a combination of cane sugar and zero-calorie stevia extract which gives it the great Coca-Cola taste Canadians know and love. We’re so excited about the launch of Coca-Cola Life in Canada that we want to share it with the country, and thanks to a massive sampling program one million Canadians will get a chance to do just that.
With the addition of Coca-Cola Life, the Coca-Cola Trademark here in Canada now boasts four fantastic colas. These four beverages provide variety and choice for Canadians when it comes to finding a refreshing drink that suits their lifestyle.
“We want to be leaders in providing Canadians with beverages that meet their needs and lifestyles, and Coca-Cola Life is part of our efforts to provide that choice,” explains Michael Samoszewski, Vice President, Sparkling Business Unit, Coca-Cola Canada. “And Coca-Cola Life is a great tasting option for consumers looking for a reduced-calorie soft drink sweetened from natural sources.”
Stevia, a sweetener with zero calories, is obtained from the leaf of the stevia plant. The stevia plant from the chrysanthemum family is native to Paraguay. Its leaf is a unique source of intense, natural sweetness. The stevia we use is part of The Coca-Cola Company’s portfolio of sweeteners and supports our innovation strategy. Sweeteners made from stevia leaves are 200 - 350 times sweeter than table sugar (sucrose) and are calorie-free.
You may be surprised to hear that Coca-Cola Life is not the first Coca-Cola beverage in Canada to feature stevia leaf extract. In fact, some Core Power, NESTEA and glacéau vitaminwater products already make use of this terrific sweetener.
Watch for Coca-Cola Life on shelves now, available in 355mL cans, 222mL mini cans and 500mL bottles.