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Does Splenda contain aspartame?

Dr. Gourmet Says...

Sugar CubesSplenda does not contain aspartame.

Splenda is sucralose and is a completely different molecule than aspartame.

Both go under a variety of brand names:

Aspartame = Equal = NutraSweet = AminoSweet = Twinsweet

Sucralose = Splenda = Sukrana = SucraPlus = Candys = Cukren = Nevella

Thanks for writing,

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet