New version of Diet Pepsi will be free of aspartame and on store shelves in August PepsiCo confirmed in April that it will launch Diet Pepsi without the use of the artificial sweetener aspartame later this year in the United States, CNBC reports.
“Diet cola drinkers in the U.S. told us they wanted aspartame-free Diet Pepsi and we’re delivering,” said Seth Kaufman, senior vice president of Pepsi and Flavors Portfolio, PepsiCo North America Beverages, in a press release. “We recognize that consumer demand is evolving and we’re confident that cola-lovers will enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of this new product.”
Diet Pepsi, Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi will be sweetened with a blend of artificial sweeteners sucralose and acesulfame potassium. The new drinks will hit store shelves in August.