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Aspartame-free Diet Pepsi to hit shelves next week

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- PepsiCo will unveil its revamped Diet Pepsi product Monday, less than four months since announcing it will no longer use controversial sweetener aspartame.

Bloomberg reports the company began experimenting with different recipes for the popular soft drink two years ago amid customer concerns about aspartame's safety.

"The mouthfeel had to be in line with what customers expect when they get that silver can," Pepsi senior vice president Seth Kaufman told the outlet. "We obviously wanted to do this in the context of a phenomenal-tasting Diet Pepsi that our consumers will know and love because it's very similar to the Diet Pepsi they've been drinking."

The sweetener's replacement is a combination of sucralose and acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K. Sucralose is the main ingredient of Splenda and is 600 times sweeter than sugar, or about three times as sweet as aspartame, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/08/08/Aspartame-free-Diet-Pepsi-to-hit-shelves-next-week/1021439047686/?spt=hs&or=bn

in truth, i hate pepsi. the most vile of all the sodas 

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The replacements are as bad as what they are suppose to be replacing.  :sad:

i forgot to mention zevia soda is just as bad as pepsi. they are selling a 6 pack for 5.99 . not worth the money..some out there like/love it, good for them

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- PepsiCo will unveil its revamped Diet Pepsi product Monday, less than four months since announcing it will no longer use controversial sweetener aspartame.

Bloomberg reports the company began experimenting with different recipes for the popular soft drink two years ago amid customer concerns about aspartame's safety.

"The mouthfeel had to be in line with what customers expect when they get that silver can," Pepsi senior vice president Seth Kaufman told the outlet. "We obviously wanted to do this in the context of a phenomenal-tasting Diet Pepsi that our consumers will know and love because it's very similar to the Diet Pepsi they've been drinking."

The sweetener's replacement is a combination of sucralose and acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K. Sucralose is the main ingredient of Splenda and is 600 times sweeter than sugar, or about three times as sweet as aspartame, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2015/08/08/Aspartame-free-Diet-Pepsi-to-hit-shelves-next-week/1021439047686/?spt=hs&or=bn

in truth, i hate pepsi. the most vile of all the sodas 

:damned: There's no way they're going to make this stuff healthy.

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