The dangers of aspartame, acesulfame, sucralose and other artificial sweeteners relate to interactions that interfere with body chemistry and digestive processes. As of 2015 acesulfame, sucralose and aspartame have all b... More » Food Food Facts Sweets

As of 2015, the Center for Science in the Public Interest cautions against the use of sucralose, marketed as Splenda, after an unpublished study indicated a higher risk for leukemia, according to Medical News Today. The ... More »

Orbit gum is sweetened using a mixture of alcohol sweeteners including aspartame, sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol. Orbit gum contains less than 2 percent of non-nutrative sweeteners, which include acesulfame K and sucralo... More »

There are no verified health risks associated with the aspartame in diet drinks, as of 2015, other than for people who suffer from a condition known as phenylketonuria. The Food and Drug Administration has ruled aspartam... More »

Negative side effects of aspartame potentially include headaches, joint pain, anxiety attacks, memory loss, vertigo, seizures, weight loss, nausea, numbness, fatigue, depression and muscle spasms. Some other side effects... More » Food Food Facts Sweets

Gummy bears and other gummy candies are made from a mixture of gelatin, sweeteners, water, flavorings and colorings, which are heated together until melted and fully mixed. This thickened mixture is then poured into mold... More » Food Food Facts Sweets

As of 2015, advantame is an illegal sweetener in Europe. The European Food Safety Authority ordered scientific studies to decide whether to allow aspartame and steviol glycosides on the European market, and the results c... More »