Pepsi Drops Controversial Sweetener From Diet Sodas

April 24, 2015 8:13 PM

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Pepsi Drops Controversial Sweetener From Diet Sodas

Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo on Friday announced a bold step to try to revive sluggish diet cola sales by replacing the controversial sweetener aspartame in its drinks.

Beginning in August, Diet Pepsi, Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi in the U.S. will be sweetened with a blend of sucralose and acesulfame potassium. Aspartame has been linked to cancer in lab mice, among other potential health risks.

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