Diet Pepsi Changing Sweetener

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Diet Pepsi Changing Sweetener
Tue, 12-18-2012 - 9:41am

Diet Pepsi is changing its sweetener from aspartame, which is sensitive to heat and breaks down easily, to a mixture of two artificial sweeteners that is intended to keep the taste from degrading over time.  The new formula started to the shelves this month and will slowly start appearing in more stores as shelf space clears.

I am not a huge soda drinker, but I will occasionally have a Diet Coke.  They say the new sweetener won't change the taste of Diet Pepsi, but I am pretty sure I can tell a difference between drinks that contain aspartame and drinks that do not. 

Do you drink diet sodas?

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Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2000
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 7:03pm

I do occasionally, but my hubby is addicted to diet pepsi, and I am hoping that it does change the taste and he cuts back!  I'll let you know.......