No-sugar Beverages

No-sugar beverages (NSBs) is the category name for non-alcoholic beverages that do not contain naturally occuring or added sugar and typically have little energy (kilojoule) content.

Examples include:

  • Flavoured waters
  • Carbonated soft drinks (CSDs)
  • Sports Drinks
  • Energy Drinks
  • Cordials

These drinks typically contain non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) to fully replace the sugar, therefore removing total sugar and total energy (kilojoule) content.

Non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) impart a sweet taste without significantly contributing to the energy content. They’re used in beverages so Aussies can enjoy no-sugar varieties of their favourite drinks.

For more information on NSS, check out the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website and the ABCL factsheets on the different types of FSANZ-approved NSS for use in food and beverages.

No-sugar beverages factsheet


  • Beverage companies may use claims like “no-sugar”, “sugar-free” or “zero-sugar” to help consumers easily identify NSBs.

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