Just 10 months after Pepsi PEP announced it would stop using the artificial sweetener in Diet Pepsi due to consumer safety concerns, the company said it will bring aspartame back with the launch of Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend. It will hit store shelves in September in “retro light blue packaging,” and it will come in packs, 2-liter bottles and ounce bottles at retail outlets throughout the U. Related: SodaStream brews up a make your own beer machine. When the company announced last spring that it planned to remove aspartame from Diet Pepsi, it cited declining sales and health concerns stemming from scientific studies linking artificial sweeteners to obesity and cancer in lab rats. Pepsi PEP doesn’t release sales data for individual products, but the decision to bring back the aspartame recipe indicates that switching away from it did not help revive flagging sales of its diet drinks. Traditional Diet Pepsi, in a silver can, will continue to be sweetened with a sucralose blend and labeled “aspartame free. Sucralose is the artificial sweetener typically packaged in yellow packs and branded Splenda, while aspartame is usually in blue packets and branded as Equal or NutraSweet. Pepsi also said Monday that it will rebrand Pepsi Max, a zero-calorie drink sweetened with aspartame that comes in a black can, as Pepsi Zero Sugar in the U. Personal Finance. CNNMoney Sponsors. SmartAsset Paid Partner.
Namespaces Article Talk. I no longer drink any Pepsi products Reply. I have been trying to find out if they were just selling off the old stuff. Susan Penske on January 16, at pm. Hi I am a diabetic that also suffers from dehydration. I could find it until about weeks ago. I just recently bought 5 6-packs of Diet Pepsi, thinking they were Aspertame free!
Then I also noticed I. I must drink diet sugar free soda due to my happy I could get aspartame. Do Not consume it. I am a faithful diet so I was none the wiser until I began having joint pain and headaches again.