We Need More Splenda-Sweetened Diet Sodas!

Filed under: Business — @ July 5, 2007

I get flooded with e-mails about Splenda-sweetened diet sodas

There is a lot of interest by people who are livin’ la vida low-carb to find a diet soda that is sweetened with sucralose, commonly known as Splenda, instead of aspartame, aka Nutrasweet. Unfortunately, the options are few and far between and are getting smaller by the minute.

One of my readers wrote to me recently about how Diet 7-Up has changed from Splenda back to aspartame without even telling anyone. This happened about six months ago, but some people are only just now noticing the change.

Here’s what she wrote in the e-mail:

My Mom and I are both diabetics and we bought some Diet 7-Up to drink knowing that it has Splenda, which is safe for us, instead of aspartame. There was nothing on the bottle about the change except in the ingredients label.

My poor Mother was in bad shape for an entire day because of the violent sudden diarrhea that aspartame causes in both of us. If you could warn your readers about this, I am sure many people would be thankful.

In my diabetic class, over 90% of us have some type of reaction to aspartame ranging from stomach problems to migraines. None of us ever had any problems from Splenda.

Because of this e-mail, I thought it would be best to share a list of the Splenda-sweetened diet sodas currently available on the market. It is certainly slim pickins, but well worth looking for when you want a diet soda.

Here are your options for soft drinks sweetened with Splenda:

  • Diet Coke with Splenda
  • Pepsi One
  • Diet Rite
  • Diet Cheerwine
  • Waist Watcher

There are also some generic store brands that use Splenda, you’ll just have to read the packaging.


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