The problem: A regular soft drink contains 8 to 10 grams of sugar in 100 mL, so an average size can of regular soft drink might already exceed the recommended maximum daily sugar intake.
The question: As the sweetening power of Stevia exceeds the sweetness of saccharose by far, the required amount of Stevia to achieve the same degree of sweetness in soft drinks is much lower, thus the calorie intake almost negligible. On top of that, sweeteners such as Stevia do not promote caries. So why not replace the entire sugar content in soft drinks with sweeteners?
The answer: It is the mouth feel and the taste that make consumers prefer sugar-sweetened beverages.
The solution: Beverages with a combination of sugar and sweetener mean less sugar while maintaining the full-bodied taste.