It is always a balance finding treats which balance the need to be healthy and a great taste. I like to drink Coke for a hit of caffeine and to feel like I am having a treat but do worry about how it fits with a healthy lifestyle. I was therefore really interested to try the new Coca Cola life.
We were sent a cute set of cans of cola. Coca Cola life has the same style as the other cans but in a bright green colour. It would be easy to find on the shelves and looks really great.
The main thing of course is the taste. It has to taste good otherwise no one will buy it. This had the taste of Cola but a bit more like Coke Zero. It was a really pleasant flavour. I definitely preferred it to diet coke.
Coca Cola Life isn’t calorie free. It has 89 calories for a standard can, which works as 1/3 less calories and sugar than a standard coke. This seems like a good compromise if you want to have a treat but don’t want too many calories from a drink.
The sweetness comes from a new sugar replacement called Stevia. You can definitely taste something different in the recipe. Stevia is already popular in Japan and parts of Asia and Australia and is made from the sweetleaf plant from South America.
Disclaimer: We were sent this for the purposes of this review