Sierra Mist came on the scene shortly after high fructose corn syrup was being trashed in the press. Its major boast is that it has no high fructose corn syrup and is made with real sugar. The ingredients are carbonated water, sugar, citric acid, natural flavors and potassium citrate. It has 140 calories per 12 ounce can.
I like the taste of Sierra Mist but I have noticed that if it is older, it is a little tarter. It is a lemon-lime drink, but once it turns it is a little too tart for me. It isn't bad. It doesn't go bad; it just changes somewhat. Either that or things taste differently to me at different times.
I prefer drinking soft drinks from cans. I also prefer the 7 ounce cans and they used to be carried in my area, but no they are no longer. When I was visiting in Indiana, I found Sierra Mist in 7 ounce cans. I emailed to Sierra Mist.com and asked them about this. They told me that how the soft drink is bottled depends on the local distributor so there is virtually no hope of finding 7 ounce cans in my area. I would drink more of it if I could find it in 7 ounce cans. As it is, I am lucky to find it at all. There have been times when I have been at the grocery store and they had no small bottles and no cans, just the large bottles.
I haven't noticed any difference in my weight or health by having real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. I suppose it is one of those things that only the doctor will know.
If you're concerned about high fructose corn syrup, then you can be assured that this product has none. It does have 37grams of sugar. It makes a nice change.