Pepsi has lost me as a customer. I think that it was a very underhanded move by PepsiCo to change the formula back to Aspartame without any notification whatsoever! It remains sweet even when subject to intense heat and during long-term storage, so it’s an attractive ingredient for at-home baking and commercial products. The new formulation was released marketwide on February 25, Tom on August 14, at pm. Billie Jo on March 30, at pm. Coke and Pepsi can dry up as far as I care.
Paradise or poison? Opinions about artificial sweeteners tend to sway between these two extremes. But for people who need to limit carbohydrates, whether because of diabetes or dieting, artificial sweeteners can add sweet flexibility to an otherwise limited meal plan. Let’s take a look at the three most popular artificial sweeteners – saccharin Sweet n’ Low, aspartame Equal, and sucralose Splenda. All three are FDA-approved. That fab pink and white can was hailed as a godsend by many dieting women in the 60s and 70s. The popular soda contained saccharin, which had actually been around for decades.
PepsiCo Inc. Pepsi will now sell both the aspartame- and sucralose-sweetened versions of Diet Pepsi. Diet soda sales have tumbled as consumers, turned off by studies on artificial sweeteners, have switched to bottled water, teas and energy drinks, instead. Widely reported studies have shown a correlation between cancer and aspartame consumption in rats — but not in humans. And in the four decades since Perrier water was launched in the U. The Food and Drug Administration has ruled that artificial sweeteners are safe, and sucralose, which was accidentally discovered by U. Aspartame is made from two amino acids, while sucralose is a modified form of sugar with added chlorine. Read: Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease. Diet Pepsi will still contain another FDA-approved artificial sweetener — acesulfame-potassium, or ace-K — which some researchers have said needs further testing and research.