What Is Pepsi Made Of?

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The Pepsi soft drink is made from carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel color, sugar, phosphoric acid, caffeine, citric acid and natural flavor. The Pepsico brand also features a number of other beverages, including Gatorade and Amp energy drink.

The phosphoric acid in Pepsi gives the soda a more pronounced flavor and delays the growth of bacteria and mold. Citric acid is a natural preservative that also enhances the flavor of Pepsi and balances the sweetness in the soft drink. Gatorade contains sugar, dextrose, citric acid, natural flavors, salt, sodium citrate, monopotassium sulfate, gum arabic and glycerol ester of rosin. Gatorade also contains food coloring depending on the flavor of the beverage. Amp energy drink is available in regular and sugar-free varieties. Ingredients in the energy beverage include caffeine and a variety of B vitamins such as pantothenic acid (B6), vitamin B12 and riboflavin. The drink also contains phosphorous, 140 milligrams of sodium and 58 grams of total carbohydrates.

Aquafina is the brand of water from Pepsico. It is available in bottled water form or in Flavorsplash varieties, such as Berry Loco. Sweeteners in Flavorsplash are sucralose and acesulfame potassium. The drink also contains niacin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.