Why Can You No Longer Find Nectresse Sweetener?

Why Can You No Longer Find Nectresse Sweetener?

McNeil Nutritionals, which manufactured Nectresse artificial sweetener, discontinued the product in August 2015. Nectresse consisted of monk fruit extract, sugar alcohol, molasses, sugar and erythritol.

Consumerreports.org gave Nectresse poor reviews for its unpleasant taste. The sweetener also tested poorly when used as a sugar substitute in baked goods.

McNeil Nutritionals also faced lawsuit because it promoted the product as "100% natural" and suggested that Nectresse was mostly made of monk fruit. McNeil Nutritionals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, also manufactured Splenda, another artificial sweetener. In August 2015, Heartland Food Products Group, a manufacturer of sucralose, aspartame and other sweeteners bought Splenda.