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Pepsi Changes Recipe of the Old Classic - Cuts Sugar by More than Half

PepsiCo UK & Ireland has confirmed that they are significantly altering their recipe for the original Pepsi Cola. 

The new recipe being offered will have 57% less sugar than the current recipe. The corporation claims that the new recipe will take the place of the current recipe, which will have an impact on all bottled and canned goods offered for sale in the UK and Ireland.

The product will be sweetened using a combination of sucralose and acesulfame potassium in the modified formulation.

The change means that a 2L bottle of Pepsi will now contain 91g of sugar instead of 213g, although the recipe for PepsiMax and Diet Pepsi will remain unchanged. Furthermore, the Classic Pepsi sold at restaurants and pubs will maintain the present recipe, although PepsiCo reports that the policy is “under review.”

The group’s spokesperson reported that they have "worked hard" to change the recipe in such a way that it maintains the "great taste that people expect."

The products with the new recipe are expected to hit the shelves soon. In addition to the modified recipe, the company is also updating its nutrition label to show how much sugar is in each drink.

It is worth mentioning that in 2018, the UK implemented a "sugar tax" as part of a crackdown on businesses for having high sugar content in drinks. As a result, drinks with less than 5 grams of sugar are exempt from the tax.

Numerous businesses, including Coca-Cola, Pepsi's primary rival, have had to reformulate their products as a result. Coca-Cola has altered the formulations of some of its most well-known drinks, including Coca-Cola, Fanta, and Sprite, in recent years to cut the amount of sugar in them by at least 30%.

In summary, it appears that PepsiCo is also joining the race with its newly reformulated product line. However, products made with the old formula will still be sold even if the new one becomes available shortly. So, to avoid confusion, the business has advised customers to read the labels carefully before making a purchase.

                                                   Edited by - Adedamola


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