Shame on Pepsi for putting aspartame back. I have gone cold turkey alas. It gave me a nice alternative to water, which I drink a gallon of a day already. Like Diet Rite, but Ingles nor Walmart always carries it. The public should be made aware, but companies, Coke as well as Pepsi, should not be allowed to use it! Scott Mingus on March 21, at pm. Apparently this was a recent change. Andrea Boldt. I also had an allergic reaction for months due to pepsi adding aspartame back and not informing the public. Pepsi without Aspartame lost 8.
Aspartame is a sugar alternative, used in place of sugar in many foods and drinks to provide people with a reduced, low or no sugar and calorie option. We use aspartame in some of our products because we know that many people want the choice of great tasting beverages with less sugar and fewer calories. Science and health professional organizations have affirmed sugar substitutes, like aspartame, are safe. So have food safety authorities, like the U. However, if you have the rare hereditary disorder phenylketonuria PKU, you should strictly limit your intake of phenylalanine. This is a common amino acid found in aspartame. If we use aspartame, we say on our bottles and cans that there is phenylalanine so please check closely. We use aspartame in some of our products, including [Diet Coke and Coke Zero], because we know that many people want the choice of great tasting beverages with less sugar and fewer calories. Depending on where you are in the world, we use either high fructose corn syrup or cane sugar to give you that refreshing taste you love. Together, they create a great taste with zero sugar and zero calories. Diet Coke in our bottles and cans is sweetened with aspartame.
Sometimes you want something a bit more pizazzy than water — like a diet soda. But if you have a rare hereditary disorder known as phenylketonuria PKU, you need to limit your intake of phenylalanine, found in aspartame. For this, and other reasons, you may want a diet soda without aspartame. Don’t worry. Finding a diet drink without aspartame isn’t that hard. Even some of the most common brands, such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi, have options.