Wegmans’ brand of soda, also known as WPOP, has been on the shelves since the 1990s, but now the New York-based grocer said it will no longer sell the soda due to shopper concerns around the artificial ingredients it contains, as reported by Rochester, N.Y.’s, WHAM 13.
Aspartame and high fructose corn syrup are just two of those ingredients.
The retailer said the soda does not meet the grocer’s standards in 2023, “Our Food You Feel Good About.”
In a statement to customers, Wegmans said:
“We are discontinuing our Wegmans Brand Soda. Our ‘Food You Feel Good About’ banner stands for no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. We are discontinuing Wegmans Brand Soda because it contains artificial ingredients like aspartame and high fructose corn syrup.
“We are committed to our mission of helping customers live healthier, better lives through exceptional food, and we want you to feel confident in our Wegmans Brand products.”