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.
3 thoughts on “Aspartame Free Diet Pepsi”
The new formula really really really sucks. This is a debacle of New Coke proportions. It is only a matter of time before Pepsi backs down, they are losing their best customers by destroying the formula. It has a nasty greasy after-taste, and the splenda formula just doesn’t agree with my stomach. It does not have the crisp bite that you expect in Diet Pepsi. They caved to a bunch conspiracy theory nutjobs, and as someone who spent thousands of dollars a year on Pepsi products, I won’t spend another dime until they make the old formula available.
It will only be a matter of time until my supply of the old stuff I am hoarding runs out.
Put the aspartme back! I will have to switch to another diet soda! I’ve been drinking diet pepsi for 20 plus years. The new diet pepsi is awful! We didn’t ask for this and should have a choice!