The artificial sweetener in Diet Coke is hundreds of times sweeter per unit volume than regular sugar. However, the sugar in regular Coke is denser, which makes it sink. Regular Coke contains almost 11 teaspoons of sugar per can! On average, Americans ingest 10.8 pounds of sugar per person each year from drinking Coca-Cola alone.
Here are some other interesting facts about Coca-Cola products:
- The Coca-Cola brand is worth more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks and Redbull combined
- If every drop of Coke ever produced were put into 8 ounce bottles and laid end to end, they’d reach the moon and back over 2,000 times
- Coca-Cola spends more money on advertising than Microsoft and Apple combined
- The average Mexican drinks more Coke than the average American, British, Indian, and Chinese combined