Pepsi vs. Diet Pepsi

Carbonated drinks commonly referred to as soft drinks are common thirst quencher for more than a century now. Even though carbonated drinks are not considered to be a healthy option, people all over the world consume them in large quantities. Coffee on the other hand is among the healthiest drinks which has many benefits. If you are a coffee lover and love making your own coffee at home try coffe machines from نوڤا سيمونيلي

Pepsi is a carbonated drink that is manufactured and produced by the PepsiCo. PepsiCo is one of the leading beverage and food companies in the world. This soft drink was originally introduced as Brad’s drink in 1893 and renamed as Pepsi-Cola in August of 1898. Later in 1961 the company adopted the simple name Pepsi. Over the years Pepsi has grown and has established itself as a household name. Pepsi has a caramel E-150d colour. It comes in various varieties and the most common is the diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max.


As per the 2016 records each of these brands produced by Pepsi generates more than $1 billion in terms of the annual retail sales. PepsiCo has expanded its operations across the world to more than 200 countries. When the sales from all these countries is combined it results in an annual net revenue of $43.3 billion. The revenue that PepsiCo earns ranks it as the second largest food and Beverage Company in the world. In North America PepsiCo is the largest food and beverage company as per the net revenue. The products manufactured by PepsiCo are distributed by the company and other licenced bottlers from across the region where PepsiCo has established itself.


Pepsi is made from carbonated water, caramel colour, caffeine, citric acid, high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid as well as natural flavours. Pepsi is rich in carbohydrates since a can of Pepsi contains around 41 grams of carbohydrates which is contained in the sugar. It has 30mg of sodium and 38mg of caffeine. Since it is a soft drink it has 0 grams of fat and 0 grams of protein. In September of 2012 PepsiCo introduced and launched a new brand of Pepsi called Pepsi Next. Pepsi Next contains 30% less sugar. It has a zero calorie sweetener. Pepsi Next was first introduced in Australia but it was launched in the United States in February 27 2013.


In 1993 the company developed a brand known as Pepsi Max. Pepsi Max was developed to serve as an alternative to Pepsi as well as Diet Pepsi products. Pepsi Max is different in that it has a low-calorie content and has a sugar free cola. Pepsi Max was first introduced in Europe followed by Australia and then Asia. Pepsi Max was developed into three other brands


  • a) Pepsi Max Twist-this brand of Pepsi Max has a lime taste because it contains lime. Pepsi Max Twist is available in the United Kingdom and Australia.


  • b) Pepsi Max Punch-this brand tastes like ginger as well as cinnamon. This is because ginger and cinnamon is one of the key ingredients that is used to make Pepsi Max Punch. This brand is available in United Kingdom and is mostly used during the festive season.


  • c) Pepsi Mac Cappuccino-this type of Pepsi Max is coffee flavoured. It is available in Finland, France, Ireland, UK and also Norway.


Pepsi Max has also other varieties such as Vert, Citron Citron, Cool Lemon, Cease Fire, Mojo and also Chill. The major ingredients that are used to manufacture Pepsi Max are potassium benzoate, aspartame, calcium disodium EDTA and panax ginseng extract. The last mentioned ingredient is not present in Diet Pepsi. Pepsi Max also contains Aspartame which is an artificial sweetener. Pepsi max has another unique characteristic which is it has a high caffeine content when compared to other varieties or brands of Pepsi.


The other brand of Pepsi is Diet Pepsi. Diet Pepsi is an older brand which was introduced in 1964 in the United States. It is referred to as Diet Pepsi because it contains zero calories and zero carbohydrates. Diet Pepsi has also other brands which include Diet Pepsi Lime Twist and Diet Wild Pepsi. When compared to Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi has a lower amount of caffeine and a lower amount of aspartame which is the artificial sweetener. The major difference between Pepsi and Diet Pepsi lies in the fact that Diet Pepsi formula is based largely on the formula for regular Pepsi. Diet Pepsi has an artificial sweetener which has been used to replace the high fructose corn syrup in regular Pepsi. Soft drinks are always the best to quench your thirst.