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What Is the Difference Between Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Lite?
The difference is the sweetener mix and availability. Diet Coke is sweetened with Aspartame, while Coke Lite is sweetened with a combination of Sodium Cyclamate, Acesulfame K and Aspartame. There is a slight difference in taste, and some people claim a difference in the carbonation. If you are concerned about the content of Aspartame in the Diet version, the Lite version also contains the ingredient.
I do not know where you can purchase Lite in the United States and would love to hear if anyone knows! I like the taste better and enjoy the flavor. You will find Coke Lite in areas of Europe and Central and South America. If you travel to these regions, it is served in a plastic bottle (I have not found it in a glass bottle).
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Coca-Cola With Cane Sugar
Are you looking to buy a version made with cane sugar (here in the States it's known as "Mexican Coke")? This is the regular Coca-cola and not the classic version normally served in the US. It is not made with high fructose corn syrup. Check out the following places to find this soft drink in glass bottles.
- Sam's Club
- Select local privately owned gas stations
- Grocery stores which specialize in products to Latino customers
During Passover, you can find 2-liter bottles of Coca-Cola with a yellow cap in the grocery stores. The cap will indicate that the product is Kosher and made with cane sugar.