Coca-Cola North America is poised to roll-out a new addition to its Diet Coke range. The company said yesterday (11 May) that Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda Brand Sweetener will be available at retail across the US by Monday (16 May).

'Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda Brand Sweetener,' as Coke refers to the beverage, is the seventh Diet Coke line extension, which includes the flagship Diet Coke, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Diet Coke with Lime, Diet Coke with Lemon, Diet Cherry Coke and Diet Vanilla Coke.

"We know that many people are passionate about the sweet and intense taste of Splenda Brand Sweetener," said Caren Pasquale Seckler, director, Diet Coke Brands, Coca-Cola North America. "This product answers a very specific consumer demand. We think consumers who prefer Splenda will love Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda Brand Sweetener."

Diet Coke sweetened with Splenda Brand Sweetener will feature a blend of Splenda and acesulfame potassium (ace-k). It will be available in a range of package sizes, including 20-ounce, 1-litre, 2-litre, 12-ounce cans/multipacks.