Why Venezuela Banned Coke Zero

By Tyler Sutherland

Coke ZeroOn Friday we reported that Venezuela had banned Coke Zero from the country — now we know why.

Officials claim the drink contains an artificial sweetener called sodium cyclamate. Coca-Cola Co. shot back at that claim, saying the product sold in Venezuela uses different artificial sweeteners, Acesulfame-K and Aspartame.

The company continues to dispute that their product is harmful to anyone’s health, but is respecting Venezuela’s ban.