Why is phosphoric acid used in some Coca‑Cola drinks?| Frequently Asked Questions | Coca-Cola GB

To add to their taste.


Coca-Cola European Partners use a very small amount of phosphoric acid in some of the Coca-Cola system’s soft drinks, such as Coca‑Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar and Dr Pepper. It gives them their tartness.


It is a safe ingredient approved by national health authorities in all the countries where Coca‑Cola is sold.


Did you know? Phosphoric acid contains a small amount of the mineral phosphorus. Phosphorus is found widely in nature and helps give our bodies energy. It is also a big component of bones and teeth. 


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