What’s the difference between diet Dr Pepper and zero sugar?
Dr Pepper Zero Sugar is sweetened with a combination of aspartame and acesulfame potassium, which makes it slightly more syrupy (read: realistic). Diet Dr Pepper, on the other hand, is sweetened with only aspartame.
Is Pepsi zero sugar the same as diet?
Pepsi Zero Sugar (sold under the names Diet Pepsi Max until early 2009 and then Pepsi Max until August 2016), is a zero-calorie, sugar-free, ginseng-infused cola sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame K, marketed by PepsiCo.
Is zero sugar worse for you?
Not really. There have been claims that sugar-free sweeteners have been linked to diseases such as cancer, but these are based on very thin, outdated evidence. Because of the miniscule amounts of these chemicals that are required to sweeten soft drinks, the risk of them causing disease is also vanishingly small.