Firms rework recipes as sweet drink sales slump

Vending machines with snacks and beverages pictured at the National Library along Victoria Street.
Vending machines with snacks and beverages pictured at the National Library along Victoria Street.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Beverage companies try to find fresh appeal with low-or zero-sugar variations made with artificial sweeteners

Sweet drinks are falling out of favour among health-conscious Singaporeans, forcing beverage firms to reformulate old favourites to try and retain their appeal.

These range from low-sugar variations to zero-sugar editions sweetened entirely by artificial sweeteners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline 'Firms rework recipes as sweet drink sales slump'. Print Edition | Subscribe