unfortunately, the classics are becoming less and less there and there. For example, I have not seen my beloved Mirinda for a hundred years with sugar. For any sorbitol, xylitol, etc., I have a terrible aftertaste, on the verge of nausea. Now I can even distinguish them by smell by one or two
Because the majority of the cola-drinking population has receptors tuned in such a way that they do not perceive sweets, if they are not sugary to the nausea, like sugar colas. But there is a tendency. Many local soda producers boil their produce with sugar substitutes. Stupid because it's cheaper.
There are opposite studies on the harm of aspartame, but Pierre Dukan, for example, does not consider it harmful.
First, as already answered earlier, the taste is much inferior to the classic Coca-Cola. And secondly, it will most likely displace in the near future. Note that there are now Sprite and Fanta bottles on the shelves labeled "less sugar". The taste is disgusting. Pepsi prepares us according to the same principle, releasing the legendary cherry cola, but without calories. I doubt that this is the initiative of the companies, most likely they are under pressure. For me, as a person who cannot imagine his life without sugar cola, it will be a huge blow if Pepsi and Coca-Cola no longer become the same)