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Splenda Sweetened Diet Soft Drinks
For years, I drank several diet soft drinks every day. However, after discovering that some health problems I was experiencing were tied to the aspartame used to sweeten my favorite beverages, I had to give them up cold turkey.
However, a few years ago, soft drink manufacturers began using Splenda® instead of aspartame in some or all of their diet soft drink products. While I haven't gone back to my "6 pack per day" diet coke habit, the availability of diet soft drinks sweetened with Splenda® has allowed me to start enjoying soft drinks again!
What Is Splenda?
"SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener contains sucralose (SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener), the no calorie sweetener made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar, with no unpleasant aftertaste." - Source: Splenda.com
How can I tell what sweetener is used in a soft drink?
Check the ingredient label to find out what type of sweetener is used in a soft drink. If you see Splenda® or sucralose listed, the drink is sweetened with Splenda®. Additionally, some diet soft drinks containers are imprinted with the logo of the brand of sweetener.
What are some examples of Splenda® sweetened soft drinks?
Diet Coke - (Look for the Splenda® logo on the front. Some Diet Coke is sweetened with aspartame and come contains Splenda®. In my area, some supermarkets carry both types of Diet Coke, but many only have the aspartame version.)
Pepsi One - (Most retailers that carry Pepsi Products carry Pepsi One.)
Diet Rite (Diet Rite sodas are available in a number of great flavors, including cola, tangerine, white grape, red raspberry, and cherry cola. See Diet Rite for more information.)
Jones Diet Sodas - (These tasty sodas are available in black cherry, cream soda, cola, green apple, and other great flavors. In my area, they are available at Target, WalMart, Winn Dixie, and a number of convenience stores. See the Jones store locator to find an outlet near you.)
Hansen's Diet Sodas - (These tasty sodas are available in black cherry, peach, kiwi strawberry, tangerine lime, ginger ale, root beer, and grapefruit. I have found these in Trader Joe's when visiting relatives in Arizona and my local health food store has special ordered them for me. For more information, see Hansens.com. )