As part of PepsiCo’s promise to encourage people to live healthier we recently announced aggressive, industry leading goals. One of these goals, which will make a difference in the diets of millions of people, is to reduce the average amount of added sugar per serving in key global beverage brands, in key countries, by 25 percent by 2020 which includes our efforts started in 2006.
People drink a variety of beverages throughout the day and at PepsiCo we pride ourselves on the fact that we have something for everyone – Tropicana for breakfast, Pepsi Max for lunch, Aquafina for hydration, and Gatorade post-workout for example. American consumers get just over 20% of their daily calories through beverages so by implementing this added sugar goal across our portfolio, we intend to reduce the amount of sugar in millions of diets.
In support of our commitment we are already providing a range of choices to consumers that not only taste great, but have nutritional benefits. For example, the Pepsi trademark includes not just full sugar Pepsi, but Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max, both of which have no sugar and no calories. We’re also developing other beverages with less sugar. Trop50, a new beverage from Tropicana, has less sugar and just 50 calories per eight-ounce glass without using any artificial sweeteners. It also provides a full day’s supply of vitamin C and is a good source of potassium. Sobe Life Water is a zero-calorie, naturally sweetened, vitamin-enhanced water made with Pure Via and Gatorade’s G2 is a low-calorie sports drink that offers functional hydration for athletes, at half the calories of regular Gatorade.
PepsiCo’s range of great tasting beverages can play a role in any occasion throughout the day. For more information on the nutrition and ingredient information for PepsiCo beverage products, go to www.pepsiproductfacts.com.