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Pepsi to use aspartame again, despite health concerns

Pepsi to use aspartame again, despite health concerns

Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo Inc. saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener.

PepsiCo says it will offer “Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend” made with aspartame starting in September, in 12-ounce cans, 2-liter bottles and 20-ounce bottles. The move is intended to appease fans who don't like the taste of the reformulated drink, which is made with the artificial sweetener sucralose.

But PepsiCo said Diet Pepsi made with sucralose, commonly known by the brand name Splenda, will remain its primary diet soda offering. Those cans will be silver, while...

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