@pepsi is using sucralose instead of aspartame to sweeten its Diet Pepsi products and boost sales. Pepsi says, “Diet cola drinkers in the U.S. told us they wanted aspartame-free Diet Pepsi and we’re delivering.” Diet soda sales have been lagging due to consumer concerns over the health effects of aspartame. The new Diet Pepsi products will say “now aspartame free” and hit shelves this August. All other major soda diet brands, including @CocaCola’s Diet Coke, all still contain aspartame and do not plan to change the sweetener. - Link

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