Since the introduction of diet drinks, there has been constant controversy regarding aspartame. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used as a sugar substitute in most diet drinks. For years aspartame has been scrutinized for allegedly causing various heath problems. Customer health concerns about the sweetener and more desire for a great-tasting diet cola without aspartame sparked PepsiCo to create aspartame-free Diet Pepsi.
Now you can find all of Diet Pepsi’s cans and bottles, including Wild Cherry and Caffeine-Free, indicated as aspartame-free. This change was made possible by the replacement of aspartame with ace-K, or acesulfame-potassium and sucralose, better known as Splenda. PepsiCo has even teamed up with one of their sponsors, the National Football League, to help launch the reformulated soda. PepsiCo advises consumers to check for the “aspartame free” logo before purchasing because some stores may still have the older versions stocked until they sell out.
PepsiCo expected the initial reaction after the formula change to be negative, but since the product has been released, there has been some positive feedback. Consumers who have tried the new aspartame free formula say it delivers the same great taste or even better than before. For more information on the ground-breaking aspartame-free Diet Pepsi, visit Pepsi’s website.