Coca-Cola changes U.K. Sprite sweetener

Finding a can of regular Sprite in the United Kingdom is about to get difficult. Coca-Cola says it's replacing Sprite in the country with a version that uses the sweetener stevia and has 30 percent fewer calories.

The move is in response to a government push calling on companies to address obesity. Coca-Cola already offers Sprite with stevia in France.

The Coca-Cola Co. made the announcement ahead of the airing of its anti-obesity TV ad in the United Kingdom. That ad first aired in the United States in January.

A Coca-Cola spokeswoman said the ad will roll out to other countries throughout the year.

- Associated Press

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