Foods that contain sucralose include the artificial sweetener Splenda, the soft drink Diet Pepsi and Smuckers' sugar-free jams and preserves. Sugar-free baked goods often contain sucralose because it is more stable at high temperatures than other artificial sweeteners.
Splenda is an artificial sweetener that contains dextrose, maltodextrin and sucralose. It is suitable for diabetics and other individuals who cannot eat sugar, and contains no calories. Splenda is marketed as a sugar replacement for home baking due to its heat stability. Sucralose is suitable for use at baking temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, unlike other popular artificial sweeteners.
Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is up to 1,000 times sweeter than sugar. It contains no calories or nutrients because the body cannot digest it. Sucralose does not promote tooth decay and does not affect insulin levels. It has been marketed as Splenda in the United States since 1999 and in generic form since 2008.
Granulated sucralose has the same volume as sugar and is packaged with fillers that allow it to dissolve in water. This makes it easy to substitute for sugar without affecting the sweetness of the finished product. Sucralose may cause texture differences in baked goods, making them drier and less dense than items made with the same amount of sugar.