Pepsi may be changing its soft drink recipes — here’s why

PepsiCo says it plans to cut the amount of sugar in its drinks — as part of a series of goals the company hopes to accomplish over the next decade.

In addition to reducing added sugars, Pepsi is also aiming to cut saturated fat and sodium levels.

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By 2025, Pepsi says at least two-thirds of its drinks will have 100 calories or fewer from added sugars per 12-ounce serving, up from 40% currently.

How will Pepsi do this? According to a Reuters report, the company will introduce more zero and low-calorie drinks and reformulate existing drinks.

It remains unclear which current beverages may have their recipes changed.

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“PepsiCo’s ambition is to enable better nutrition at scale by continuing to develop a broader portfolio of food and beverage choices and increasing access to great-tasting, nutritious options,” Pepsi said in a news release.

PepsiCo’s beverage portfolio includes carbonated soft drinks, juices and waters.

The announcement comes after the World Health Organization said recently that taxing sugary drinks can reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

Soda sales are at a 30-year low in the U.S., with sugary and diet varieties on the decline.

Mike Timmermann,

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