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After hitting the gym the other day, a friend of mine and I, picked up a couple of subs and diet sodas and went to my house and ate them outside to enjoy a sunny September afternoon. We were both drinking diet soda and it got me wondering, ‘When was diet soda first introduced. It was sold regionally in New York and was introduced for diabetics and not for dieters. Pepper and in Coca-Cola introduced ‘Tab ‘ and in Diet Pespi joined the growing market of diet soda. The diet soda in the 60’s were sweetened by ‘cyclamtes’ and ‘saccaharin’. Cyclamates were banned by the FDA in and saccahrin was banned from to Aspartame was introduced in and that’s when the diet soda market started to soar! Some reports say ‘diet soda’ can actually lead to increased weight and some wonder how safe ‘aspartame’ is? In fact, diet soda sales have dropped in the past few years and flavored waters and tea have become more popular. Diet Mountain Dew is my favorite, but I too have cut back, I use to drink 2, 20 ounce bottles each day and now I’ll drink maybe 2 liters per week. There you go, a quick history of ‘diet soda’. Which are your favorites?
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It contains artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. Unveiled on July 8, ,  and introduced in the United States on August 9,  it was the first new brand since to use the Coca-Cola trademark. The product quickly overtook the company’s existing diet cola, Tab, in sales. When diet colas first entered the market beginning with Diet Rite, the Coca-Cola Company had a long-standing policy to not use the Coca-Cola name on any product other than the flagship cola, and so its diet cola was named Tab when it was released in Its rival Pepsi had no such qualms, and after the long-term success of its sugar-free Diet Pepsi launched in became clear, Coca-Cola decided to launch a competing sugar-free brand under the Coca-Cola name, which could be marketed more easily than Tab, which it did in Diet Coke does not use a modified form of the Coca-Cola recipe, but instead an entirely different formula based on the Tab formula. The controversial New Coke, introduced in , used a version of the Diet Coke recipe that contained high fructose corn syrup and had a slightly different balance of ingredients.