|Diet Pepsi (Aspartame Free)|
A Diet Pepsi (Aspartame Free) Bottle.
|Locations Available:||United States|
|Year(s) Available:|| 2013 - Early 2018|
2005 - 2018 (Arby's)
2013 - 2018 (Frisch's Big Boy)
|Related Flavors:||Pepsi, Diet Pepsi (Classic Sweetener Blend), Pepsi Next, Caffeine-Free Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Pepsi Boom|
Diet Pepsi (Aspartame Free) was another Diet Pepsi version that was released in 2013 to discontinue the Classic Sweetener Blend, and then the Aspartame Free version became fully discontinued in early 2018 by the Classic Sweetener Blend.
In December 2012, an AP article reported that Diet Pepsi was changing its sweetener to sucralose ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for January 2013.
In 2015, some people on Facebook and Twitter expressed their distaste for the Aspartame Free version. In response, Pepsi revived its aspartame formulation, as "Diet Pepsi Classic Sweetener Blend" for US markets in September 2016, and it was sold alongside the new formula.
In December 2017, the label for Diet Pepsi stated "Now Aspartame Free"/"Aspartame Free" and listed sucralose as the sweetener in the ingredients list. According to Pepsi-Cola manufacturer/distributor Wis-Pak, PepsiCo announced plans to reformulate Diet Pepsi back to its original formula, reverting its sweetener from sucralose to aspartame.
The new formulation was released in markets on February 25, 2018, and the Aspartame Free version became discontinued during the Classic Sweetener Blend was released fully.
As of April 2018, Arby's has switched to Coca-Cola products which means Arby's no longer serves Pepsi products in their soda fountains.
As of June 18th, 2018, Frisch's Big Boy is going to switch to Coca-Cola products which means Frisch's Big Boy no longer serves Pepsi products in their soda fountains. Coca-Cola products are expected to be in Frisch's soda fountains by September.