What is sucralose?

4 things to know

  1. Sucralose is a zero-calorie sweetener (or sugar substitute). It can be used in place of sugar to give you the choice of great-tasting beverages with fewer or no calories.
  2. It is commonly known by the brand name SPLENDA®.
  3. It was first approved by the FDA in 1998. 
  4. Fun Fact: Sucralose can be used in cooking and baking.

 

Does The Coca-Cola Company use sucralose?

Yes. Sucralose is one of the sugar substitutes we use in some of our drinks because we know many people want the choice of great-tasting beverages with fewer or no calories.

We use sucralose in Diet Coke with SPLENDA®, Minute Maid Sparkling, POWERADE Zero, DASANI Flavors and some of your other favorites.

To learn more, visit our Coca-Cola Products page.

 

Why do you use sucralose?

While sugar in moderation is fine, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. That’s why we offer reduced- and no-sugar versions of many of the drinks you love. We want to give you great-tasting choices with fewer or no calories. Sucralose helps us do that.

See how we’re reducing sugar in our products.

 

Is sucralose safe?

Yes. Sucralose is a safe ingredient. It has been thoroughly tested in scientific studies and the FDA has confirmed it is safe.

The FDA has set an acceptable daily intake (ADI) level for sucralose. This is how much you can safely have each day. The ADI for sucralose is like a 132-pound adult having 23 tabletop packets every day.

Sucralose is a safe ingredient. It has been thoroughly tested in scientific studies and the FDA has confirmed it is safe.

What is sucralose made from? Is sucralose sugar?

Sucralose is processed from sugar, but the final ingredient is different. It has a sweet taste but without the calories.

 

How many calories does sucralose vs sugar have?

Per teaspoon, sucralose has zero calories while sugar has 16 calories.

 

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