PepsiCo announced Monday it will reintroduce an aspartame-sweetened diet soft drink to the market, less than one year after the company removed the sweetener from its Diet Pepsi product over health concerns.
According to the Associated Press, the company will launch Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend with aspartame and bring back Pepsi MAX—renamed Pepsi Zero Sugar—which will also contain aspartame. Diet Pepsi will continue to be sweetened with a blend of sucralose and acesulfame potassium. Beverage Digest first reported the change.
Citing consumer concerns, the company ditched aspartame last August as an attempt to boost sliding soda sales.