You may be one of those people who cannot live without drinking soft drinks. If you have always been a soft drink drinker, you may be familiar with Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max. They come with a few differences that you should know. Diet Pepsi will make use of aspartame. Pepsi Max will also have aspartame but it will also be mixed with acesulfame potassium.
Between the two, Diet Pepsi will contain a higher level of aspartame. Take note that Pepsi Max will not contain any sugar but it does not mean that it will not be loaded with chemical sweeteners. Another ingredient that you can find in Pepsi Max that will not be available in Diet Pepsi is Panax Ginseng Extract.
Diet Pepsi was launched earlier than Pepsi max in the United States of America in the year 1964, while Pepsi max was first launched in the United Kingdom in the year 1993. Pepsi max came in later than diet Pepsi resulted in Pepsi max having added ingredients that were not present in Diet Pepsi. Ingredients such as aspartame, potassium benzoate, calcium disodium EDTA, Panax ginseng extract, and many others are absent in diet Pepsi but present in Pepsi max. Diet Pepsi has a greater and higher caffeinic content than the Pepsi max. With the same size or volume of the bottle or plastic. The caffeine and aspartame content of Pepsi max is 7.5 Fl.oz bottle or can is 43 mg and 77 mg respectively, while Diet Pepsi, on the other hand has caffeine and aspartame content of 22 mg and 111 mg per 7.5 fl. oz per bottle or can size.
One main difference between the two is that Pepsi Max is going to have more caffeine as compared to Diet Pepsi. This means that if you would need something that would energize you temporarily, Pepsi Max may be the better option. Pepsi Max will contain aspartame, Panax ginseng extract, and so much more. There are a lot of ingredients that are meant to make Pepsi Max more energizing but these ingredients will not be seen when you check Diet Pepsi. Diet Coke will still contain some artificial sweeteners that will not be considered to be good for the body. You can choose which one you would like to drink more.
There are a lot of people who love soft drinks but are trying to cut back the amount of sugar that they are consuming. Pepsi Max is known as Pepsi Zero Sugar. This means that it will have the taste of Pepsi minus all the sugar that you will normally associate with carbonated drinks.
When you say Diet Pepsi, this still comes with sugar but in fewer amounts as compared to regular Pepsi. There are some people who will be able to take the taste of Pepsi Max, which is now called Pepsi Zero Sugar, but there are also some who say that they do not like the artificial sweeteners that are placed in order to mimic the taste of sugar.
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Although these two products are from the same company, there are still some differences between the two, especially when you compare some of the materials that make up their content. Diet Pepsi is the older of the two who have been around since 1964, whereas Pepsi Max was introduced in 1993 to serve as an alternative to the former. Since there are about three main types of Pepsi Max in the market, their taste actually depends on what makes up each type. For instance, Pepsi Max Punch, which is a type of Pepsi Max, has ginger and cinnamon as part of its ingredients. Pepsi Max Twist contains lime. Pepsi Max Cappuccino contains coffee.
As for Diet Pepsi, its common types or variants are Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi, Diet Pepsi Lemon Twist, and Diet Pepsi Lime Twist. Another difference between the two is that Pepsi Max has a higher calorie compared to Diet Pepsi. Also, Pepsi Max has higher caffeine content compared to Diet Pepsi.