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‘Coca-Cola Plus’: Brand’s ‘Healthiest’ Version Yet, With Fiber, No Cal, No Sugar
By Yoon Sann Wong, 09 Feb 2017
Let’s face it; no matter how healthy Coca-Cola tries to be, it will still remain a synthetic drink.
‘Coca-Cola Plus’ could, however, be the “healthiest” version amongst its existing variants such as ‘Diet Coke’ and ‘Coke Zero’. Filled with five grams of indigestible dextrin, also known as dietary fiber, this zero calorie and zero sugar–it replaces this with aspartame–version is dubbed to help reduce the absorption of fat from food–provided you limit yourself to a bottle a day and have it during mealtime.
It was created in response to Japan’s shifting preference for healthier food and beverage options. Since Coca-Cola can’t call this option “healthy” per se, it’s taken to referring to it as Tokuho Cola. In Japan, Tokuho is short for Tokutei Hokenyo Shokuhin, which refers to food for a specific health use.
The drink will hit Japan nationwide from 27 March for US$1.40 a bottle. You can find a list of its ingredients here.
[via HYPEBEAST and Rocket News 24, image via Coca-Cola Japan]
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