High Fructose Corn Syrup is a concentrated form of sugar derived from corn. As it is cheaper and easier to use than natural sugar, most soda manufacturers use it in place of regular sugar. Plus, it has a long shelf life.
Cons of HFCS
High-fructose corn syrup is easily converted to fat when consumed in excess
Increases your risk of obesity and weight gain
Excessive intake is a key cause of diabetes
Contains no essential nutrients