PepsiCo (PEP -0.5%) says it is bringing back aspartame for some of its diet sodas less than a year after phasing it out as part of a marketing move over safety concerns.
Related News: New version of Diet Pepsi on the way
While PEP says Diet Pepsi with sucralose instead of aspartame will continue to be its primary diet cola, reviving the drink’s old recipe signals that the new version has not been a hit; Diet Pepsi’s sales volume fell 5.8% last year and fell ~11% at retail during Q1 2016.
Pepsi MAX will be re-introduced to U.S. consumers this fall as Pepsi Zero Sugar and will contain aspartame.
Source: Seeking Alpha