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Who’s For Dinner had the chance to review Green Cola recently – a diet cola that created by a new UK company which is taking on leading cola brands. I was sent some cans to review and whilst I was excited I have to admit I was skeptical before trying these because quiet often diet/reduced sugar drinks don’t have quite the same taste as the original drinks they are based on. On the other hand original cola soft drinks are often so full of sugar that I rarely drink them anymore to be honest. However the ingredients list was surprising and fascinating.
The drink contains:
- No sugar
- No Aspartame
- No Phosphoric Acid
- No preservatives
- No calories
If that list isn’t impressive enough the drink is sweetened with Stevia, a natural plant extract and caffeinated with green coffee beans, which is why it’s called Green Cola. So all in all this is actually the ideal soft drink for anyone who wants to try something new, and still enjoy fizzy drinks without wanting to be unhealthy. I really enjoyed this drink and can see why it is so popular, it also served as a reminder that you can have those “sweet treats” without the guilt. It’s refreshing to see a new brand making an impact in the drinks market and I would definitely recommend that you head out and grab a can of Green Cola.
“It took over two years to perfect our cola, with literally thousands of attempts and recipe tinkering. One-by-one, we took out ingredients like aspartame, phosphoric acid and the ordinary caffeine used by mainstream brands, until we were left with a healthier cola that doesn’t compromise on taste. There is nothing else like Green Cola on the market. Most low calorie colas contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener that many consumers have growing concerns about. This is an untapped market set to take off on the back of the sugar tax in 2018.” – CEO Paul Woodward.
Green Cola is already a big hit in Greece, Romania, Germany, Ireland and Hong Kong. In the UK, it is currently stocked by Ocado, Amazon and artisan food and select coffee shops.
Green Cola is sold in 330ml cans with an RRP of 70p and 500ml PET bottles RRP £1.30.