If you're one of those people who loves Diet Pepsi because of the smooth, unadulterated taste of pure aspartame, I've got some bad news for you. Consider your shit adulterated. The Pepsi corporation will now be sweetening its weird brown water substitute with a combination of aspartame and delicious acesulfame potassium. Glug glug!
Diet Pepsi has quietly changed its sweetener. Previously, Diet Pepsi used only aspartame, which is sensitive to heat and breaks down more easily. But beginning this month, cans hitting shelves feature what PepsiCo says is a "very small amount" of a second artificial sweetener: acesulfame potassium. The ingredient will "ensure consistency with every sip," notes the company; it can currently be found in a wide range of foods including baked goods, chewing gum, and gelatin desserts.
Along with the sweetener tweak, Diet Pepsi will be rolling out a new logo (with a heart on it!) and the slogan "Love Every Sip." I mean, 'kay.