Diet Pepsi ditches aspartame

We can hardly believe it ourselves, but it was officially announced today that Pepsi dropped aspartame from its soda due to customer concerns. They did replace it with sucralose (not a fan of either) but think it’s the lesser of 2 evils. We move for Stevia next. More changes will follow.

Diet Pepsi Ditches Aspartame

From the article on Diet Pepsi dropping this toxic ingredient

PepsiCo says it’s dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Rival Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year.

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola said in a statement that it has no plans to change the sweetener in Diet Coke, which is the country’s top-selling diet cola.

 Such a shame that Coca Cola isn’t following the lead, but if we continue to pressure them to NO end then eventually Coke will cave too. Not that we recommend drinking any of this diet stuff, but it’s sure better not to have aspartame in it and we’re so pleased to see this breaking news.
If you must drink soda pop we’d recommend a Stevia sweetened variety instead of something by companies like Pepsico. They we do admire them taking it out, we think they did it because of declining sales, not ethics. But again, that’s the food business. They’re there to make money , not to care about your health.  We also love our stevia sweetened organic brewed ice tea that we make here in the house for those hot summer days or nights.  Of course there’s also good old fashioned water (but now filtered of course) which we like in this house too and helped me lose weight when I increased the intake. Years ago when I drank soda I only gained weight. I certainly didn’t lose it.
So Bravo to Pepsico. I hope many other cola companies will take the lead and eventually aspartame won’t even be in our food supply. Period.

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