Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages flagship brand 7UP will be made from 100% natural ingredients for the first time this month.

The move marks the drink's 77th year in production with the removal of all artificial ingredients, such as the artificial flavor preservative, calcium disodium EDTA. Only the five natural ingredients of filtered carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, natural citric acid, natural flavours and natural potassium citrate remain.

Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages chief marketing officer Randy Gier said: "We're proud to be the first mainstream carbonated soft drink brand to address consumer demand for a great tasting lemon-lime soft drink made from 100% natural ingredients."
 
Additionally, sodium has been reduced nearly 50% per 12 oz can, from 75mg to 40mg.