*Carbonated water – Approximately 90% of Coca-Cola is water. The carbonated part is purified carbon dioxide, which gives the drink its “bubbles” or “fizz”.
*Sugar – Coca-Cola Classic’s sweet taste (and also some of its mouthfeel) comes from sugar. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Coca-Cola Light are sugar free.
*Caramel colour – A very specific caramel is made especially for Coca-Cola, to give the drink its characteristic colour.
Phosphoric Acid – The tartness of Coca-Cola comes from the use of phosphoric acid.
*Caffeine – The slight bitterness in the taste of Coca-Cola comes from caffeine
*Natural flavours – The essence of the secret formula of Coca-Cola is its blend of natural flavours. This is the most protected and secret part of the formula