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Soda makers aim to improve health profiles with natural and low-calorie sweeteners

Major soft drink makers have chosen a curious ingredient to lure the health-conscious back to the category: sugar.

The sweetener replaces high fructose corn syrup in PepsiCo's Sierra Mist Natural — a remake of Sierra Mist lemon-lime soda — and is blended with stevia extract to sweeten the Coca-Cola Co.'s reduced-calorie Sprite line extension, Sprite Green.

Other sugar-sweetened carbonated soft drinks — such as Pepsi Throwback, Mountain Dew Throwback, Coca-Cola from Mexico and

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