Sneaky Labels: 10 Artificial Sweetener Names

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When reading a label it’s often hard to decipher what all of the “ingredients” are. If you’re like me, you steer clear of artificial sweeteners. However, there are so many different artificial sweetener names that it’s hard to recognize them. Here’s a list of 10 artificial sweetener names you might find on a label.

Names of Artificial Sweeteners:

Acesulfame K


Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates


Neotame (new)




Sucralose (Splenda)


Anything with “ose” or “tol” at the end is an artificial sweetener (yes, including xylitol, which is actually a sugar alcohol).

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  1. Dan Crosby says:

    I can’t seem to find a website or blog that addresses the sneaky way beverage companies are changing the recipes (formulas) of their major products. Without any public notice they have been slipping in sucralose to save money on corn syrup and sugar. The first horrible sip gives away the presence of an artificial sweetener and although it’s listed in the ingredients, I believe it’s deceptive and unethical of the manufacturers to not label the products as “diet”. I didn’t know they were sneaking it into popcorn as well, but I’m not surprised that the practice is widespread in the food industry in general. I’ve called the “1-800″ consumer comment numbers to complain, but they’ve all been trained to be indifferent and/or ignorant to the issue: “tell me the batch number, Sir…” they would say. They simply wouldn’t understand or acknowledge that the problem was with the recipe change and not a freak accident. I believe the companies should be held accountable for their deceptive practices.

  2. tyy Daymon says:

    Sucralose aka (Splenda) can be called natal because it comes from a leaf. It not natal and never occurred in nature. Even the name itself is deceptive. Xylitol also never occurs in nature although like sucralose starts witha natural ingredient. Hydrolizing is a chemical reaction that changes or rearranges the NATURAL order of molecules. Every 10 or so years a new sweater arrives usually foreshadowed by bad news about older ones. Transfat is a good example of good home bad.

  3. Paul Wilson says:

    Allison, you’re sure xylitol is an artificial sweetener, aren’t you? How did you come to that conclusion because I simply see it another way. I know they have corn derived xylitol and birch derived xylitol and the experts recommend the one that comes from the birch tree.

    They also said xylitol is good for your teeth and that you could use it 1:1 in place of sugar.

    I’m familiar with the popular artificial sweeteners such as Acesulfame K, Splenda, Aspartame and Saccharin.

    What is Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates?

    What about Erythritol?

    Thank you for taking your time to answer these questions and I’ll be glad to hear from you?

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