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PepsiCo quietly changes sweetener in Diet Pepsi

major rebranding two artificial sweeteners no attention

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#16 Growled

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:24

OT pepsi max is the best tasting non nutritive sweetened drink ive tried hope they don't mess it up.


I like diet Pepsi now and I'm afraid I won't after they mess with it.


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:25

I only drink water, and you should too.

lol. Water, coffee, and tea (nothing added to any of them) for me (Y)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:29

Thank you for that Mr. Scientist. Maybe I should have elaborated. THE CHEMICALS THAT ARE MAN MADE, NOT THE ONES THAT ARE NATURALLY OCCURRING ...


Cyanide occurs 'naturally' too. ;)

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:37

Coca-Cola from Mexico is made with sugar and is available at many food stores and Costco.

The diet sodas I've tasted with acesulfame potassium leave an aftertaste similar to the old saccharine sweetener used years ago, blah.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:39

Thats twice in one year Pepsi!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:42

Wow another ****ty pop drink not worth getting.
So in total the list of ruined drinks is:
all fantas
all sprites
all lilts
all lemonades
all pepsis
sunny delight
all robinsons drinks
... In fact it's easier to list drinks they haven't ruined. The normal coke is the only soft drink I am aware of that doesn't have bloody artificial sweeteners in, they should be banned from production on the whole earth.

#22 Growled

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:35

... In fact it's easier to list drinks they haven't ruined. The normal coke is the only soft drink I am aware of that doesn't have bloody artificial sweeteners in, they should be banned from production on the whole earth.


Might be easily to drink fruit juice or water.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:51

I was a young child in the 80s when I had my first encounter with a carbonated drink, Sprite to be exact. It was absolutely amazing, the unique flavour, the sensation on your tongue. I just loved it. Somewhere along the way, I don't know when and why it happened, but they all started tasting differently. I had no clue that they switched from real sugar to high fructose corn syrup until many years later when someone said it in a AOL chatroom. It was an 'ah ha' moment, I finally knew one of my life's greatest mysteries. Fast forward to Summer, 2012. I went on a vacation to the Mediterranean. Usually on flights I ask to be served some sort of juice or water but on this particular flight back I asked for a Coke. The moment that caramel coloured liquid touched my tongue, my mind was blown. Memories of my childhood started racing through my head. I turned to my significant other and excitedly told her to try some. She looks at me like I'm crazy, 'no i'm fine,' she replies. I say, 'go on, try it, this is the best ****&^*^% Coke I've had in over 20 years', I enthused!! She took a taste and a huge grin appeared across her face. I picked up the can and looked at the ingredients. 'Sugar.'


This should be made into a TV ad.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:06

Whatever happened to the days of real cocaine and carbonated water?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:10

Whatever happened to the days of real cocaine and carbonated water?

That was Coke, this one's Pepsi :p

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:11

That was Coke, this one's Pepsi :p


I know, but still, those were the good old days!

#27 Raze

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:13

Just buy some Mexican Coke (cola) and some Peruvian Blue Flake and mix, goodtimes!

#28 green_link

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:29

More like corn lobbying.

In a lot of other countries coke is made with real sugar. However in North America it's made with high fructose corn syrup because of lobbying.


um...coke is made with real sugar in Canada.......which, the last time i checked, was part of north america.....

#29 -Razorfold

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:33

um...coke is made with real sugar in Canada.......which, the last time i checked, was part of north america.....

Sorry I meant the US, not sure why I wrote NA.

#30 DocM

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:56

Quietly? Really? About as quiet as a Howitzer.

Pepsi and Coke have been moving to using alternatives like acesulfame potassium and Stevia, an extract from the Stevia plant (an herb in the sunflower family that's -300x sweeter than sugar) found in S. Smerica, for several years - this while marketing it under the names Truvia (Coke) and Purevia (Pepsi) in the diet sweetener section. Other companies are also marketing Stevia, one being Stevia In The Raw which is suitable for baking. Other companies offer Stevia extracts in liquid concentrate form.

Stevis has found a big following among diabetics - in some locales in S. America the stevia plant is used as a treatment, and I found that my glucose level took a healthy dive when I switched to it.

Stevia took a long time to get to the US except as an herbal product (couldn't be labeled a 'food') because the sugar and other sweetener companies lobbied the FDA to keep it out. Even now the FDA's not letting in the strongest (and some say the best) of the Stevia extracts.



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