Yoplait Light will be ditching aspartame –a.k.a. Equal or NutraSweet– in favor of sucralose, which can be found in Splenda. Ken Powell CEO of General Mills, claims that sucralose has a wider acceptance as an artificial sweetener and that the switch is a positive one, reports the Associated Press.
To show the change in Yoplait Light, the new cups of yogurt will have text on them letting customers know that they no longer contain aspartame. Each cup of the low-fat yogurt will still have around 90 calories after the change, the Associated Press notes.
Yoplait Light isn’t the first of General Mills’ yogurts to get an ingredients change. Late last year, the company made several changes to its Yoplait Greek yogurt line in hopes of increasing sales. One of the changes was to make the yogurt less sour.