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Sugar Free Drinks at Wendy’s

Sugar-free drinks at Wendy’s. That right, Wendy’s – the place where all the burgers are square, but what exactly are the sugar-free drinks available at Wendy’s? In this post, I am going to be sharing all of the sugar-free drink options at Wendy’s.

Does Wendy’s Have Any Sugar-Free Drinks?

Wendy’s has eight sugar-free drinks on the menu. These sugar free Wendy’s drinks are:

1. Diet Coke

2. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

3. Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade

4. Iced Tea

5. Fresh Brew Coffee

6. Fresh Brew Decaffeinated Coffee

7. Cold Brew Iced Coffee

8. Pure Life Bottled Water

Below I will go through each of these eight drinks.

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8 Zero Sugar Drinks at Wendy’s

1. Diet Coke

If you fancy a soda at Wendy’s but you don’t want any of the sugar, then Diet Coke is a great option. Any size contains 0g sugar – in comparison, a large regular Coca-Cola at Wendy’s contains 133g of sugar. No brainer.

2. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

The other diet soda option on Wendy’s menu is Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. What’s the difference between Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, I hear you ask? Well, it comes down to flavor profile. Cocoa-Cola Zero is designed to taste like original coke but with zero sugar. Diet Coke on the other hand is designed to offer a lighter flavor with zero sugar. Both use the same types of sweeteners – aspartame and acesulfame-potassium.

3. Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade

The Minute Maiden Zero Sugar Lemonade is a better option than one of the fountain lemonades at Wendy’s which can contain as much as 104g of sugar in a large cup.

This means if you fancy a lemonade-style refreshing drink minus the sugar go for a Minute Maid Zero Sugar next time you are at Wendy’s.

4. Iced Tea

The unsweetened iced tea at Wendy’s is a great zero sugar drink option, particularly in the summer months. All sizes of the iced tea contain 0g of sugar. In comparison, a sweetened iced tea at Wendy’s contains 132g of sugar in a large.

5. Fresh Brew Coffee

The fresh brew coffee at Wendy’s is medium roasted and made from 100% Arabica beans from central and south America.

6. Fresh Brew Decaffeinated Coffee

If you fancy a sugar-free decaffeinated drink at Wendy’s, then their fresh brew decaffeinated coffee is a great option. Rich and smoothie but without any of the caffeine or sugar.

7. Cold Brew Iced Coffee

The cold brew iced coffee at Wendy’s is slowly steeped, to be “extra rich and super-smooth”, then served over ice. The result? A refreshing zero sugar drink that packs a punch in the caffeine department.

8. Pure Life Bottled Water

Water must be the most underrated zero-sugar drink. If you want a refreshing zero sugar healthy drink you really can’t beat water.

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Frequently Asked Questions – Sugar and Wendy’s Drinks

In the next section, I will be answering all those niggling questions you have about the sugar content of Wendy’s drinks.

Does Wendy’s All-Natural Lemonade Have Sugar in it?

Wendy’s all-natural lemonade is sweetened with sugar.

How Much Sugar is in Wendy’s Lemonade?

Wendy’s Lemonade SizeSugar Content

How Much Sugar is in Wendy’s Strawberry Lemonade?

Wendy’s Strawberry LemonadeSugar Content

How Much Sugar is in Wendy’s Medium Lemonade?

There are 68g of sugar in a Wendy’s medium lemonade.

How Much Sugar is in a Wendy’s Sprite?

Wendy’s Sprite SizeSugar Content

Does Wendy’s Serve Diet Sprite?

Wendy’s does not serve Diet Sprite. If you want a zero-sugar lemonade when at Wendy’s a Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade may be the best option for you.

Does Wendy’s Have Light Lemonade?

Wendy’s does have Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade on the menu.

Does Wendy’s Have Diet Cherry Coke?

Wendy’s does not have Diet Cherry Coke on the menu.

Does Wendy’s Have Diet Dr. Pepper?

Wendy’s does not have Diet Dr. Pepper on the menu.

What Diet Drinks Does Wendy’s Have?

Wendy’s has the following diet drinks on the menu –

  1. Diet Coke
  2. Coca-Cola Zero Sugar
  3. Minute Maid Zero Sugar
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Wendy’s Frosty

Sugar Content of Wendy’s Frosties

I can’t write a post about lower sugar options at Wendy’s and not talk about their famed Frosties. I mean their Frosties must be the menu item Wendy’s is known for.

The concept of Wendy’s Frosties is that they are “thick enough to use a spoon, smooth enough to use a straw, and perfect when enjoyed on the end of a fry“. So, whether you want to think about Wendy’s Frosties as a dessert or a shake – either works.

How Much Sugar is in a Small Wendy’s Frosty?

Small Wendy’s FrostySugar Content

How Much Sugar is in a Wendy’s Frosty per size?

Wendy’s Frosty Flavor & SizeSugar Content
Strawberry Junior30g
Strawberry Small52g
Strawberry Medium71g
Strawberry Large90g
Chocolate Junior27g
Chocolate Small47g
Chocolate Medium65g
Chocolate Large81g

How Much Sugar is in a Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty?

Wendy’s Strawberry Frosty SizeSugar Content

How Much Sugar is in a Frosty Junior?

Junior Wendy’s Frosty FlavorSugar Content

Does Wendy Frosty Have High Fructose Corn Syrup?

The Wendy’s Frosty is sweetened with sugar and corn syrup.

Does Wendy’s Have Sugar-Free Ice Cream?

Wendy’s does not have sugar-free ice cream.

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Zero Sugar Drinks at Wendy’s – The Final Bite

Zero Sugar drinks at Wendy’s. What have we learned from the above? Well, when it comes to zero sugar drinks at Wendy’s the usual applies (like most other Fast-Food Chains) – your best options are a diet soda, water, unsweetened iced tea, or plain coffee. There are no real surprises here. If you are into lemonade and want to lower your sugar content, then pick the Minute Maid Lemonade over any Wendy’s fountain Lemonades.

Most importantly, when it comes to a Wendy’s Frosty the lowest sugar option is going to be junior-sized chocolate Frosty. These come in at just 27g of sugar, which considering the nature of the drink/dessert isn’t too bad especially considering a large comes in at 90g (just to give you some perspective).

And Remember…

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Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.


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