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PepsiCo Ditches Sweetener Aspartame With Sucralose in Diet Pepsi

by Shirley Johanna on April 25, 2015 at 4:04 PM
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PepsiCo Ditches Sweetener Aspartame With Sucralose in Diet Pepsi

In response to customer feedback, PepsiCo announced on April 21 that diet pepsi with artificial sweetener aspartame will be replaced with sucralose.

Starting in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will be sweetened with a mixture of sucralose and acesulfame potassium, the company said.

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The blend replaces aspartame, an artificial sweetener approved by the US Food and Drug Administration but which has been plagued by criticism for years that it poses health risks.

"We recognize that consumer demand is evolving," said Seth Kaufman from PepsiCo.

Reports showed last year that diet cola sales were in sharp decline.



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