Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I find the nutrition facts for Splenda® Brand Products?

The nutrition facts for each of our products can be viewed on individual product pages. Find the product you’re looking for here.

Where can I find the ingredients for Splenda® Brand Products?

Ingredients for each of our products can be viewed on individual product pages. Find the product you’re looking for here.

Do Splenda® Brand products expire?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners are labeled with Best By dates. When stored in a cool, dry place tabletop Sweeteners such as packets, jars, or pouches of granulated Splenda Original, Splenda Stevia, and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend will retain their sweetness and can be consumed after their best by date. Reference dates below are how items are… Read More

What is Splenda® Original?

The Original Splenda Brand Sweetener is made from sucralose, a zero-calorie, high intensity sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Learn more about sucralose by reading the International Food Information Council’s overview here.  

Why are dextrose and/ or maltodextrin used Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Since sucralose is over 600 times sweeter than sugar, only a small amount is needed to produce the sweetness of sugar. Maltodextrin and dextrose provide volume and texture, making Splenda easier to use. Splenda Original: Splenda contains no calories and 1 gram or less of carbohydrate per serving (depending on product), which can help people… Read More

What happens to Splenda® (sucralose) after it is consumed?

The body does not recognize sucralose as sugar or carbohydrate, so the small amount that is absorbed not broken down for energy in the body and contributes no calories.

How can I be sure Splenda® Sweetener is safe?

Splenda Sweetener is safe and has been used by millions of people around the world since 1991. The FDA reviewed over 110 scientific studies before approving the use of sucralose. Health associations across the globe including Health Canada, the FDA, World Health Organization, and European Food Safety Authority have concluded sucralose is safe to use.

Will Splenda® (sucralose) cause adverse health effects or diseases like cancer or negatively impact the liver or kidneys?

No. Around the world, sucralose has been confirmed safe. It is approved for use in over 80 countries, is used to sweeten over 4,000 food and beverage products and provides sweetness in some medicines and medical foods. Additionally, in 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) shared that sucralose safety tests have indicated… Read More

Was Splenda® (sucralose) ever banned in the Canada?

No, sucralose and Splenda have never banned in Canada. In years’ past there has been confusion in the media about saccharin, which is traditionally found in the pink packets; however, we can assure you that this sweetener and others are safe. Learn more about the safety of sucralose here.

Where can I find studies or science about low and no calorie sweeteners?

To view studies or to learn more about the science of sweeteners, please visit our healthcare professional web page located here.

What products are currently made with Splenda® (sucralose) as an ingredient?

Heartland Food Products Group manufactures Splenda Brand Sweeteners. To learn about other products made with Splenda Brand sucralose, but not manufactured by Heartland Food Products Group, please contact the toll-free Tate and Lyle customer service phone line at 1-866-772-7367.

Does Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain sugar?

Splenda Brown Sugar Blend contains sugar.

Are Splenda® Brand Sweeteners toxic to animals?

We are not aware of any concerns for health with animals that could accidentally ingest a Splenda Product. Please check with your veterinarian if you have concerns. Pet owners do have to be considerate of foods containing xylitol, a sweetening ingredient NOT found in Splenda Brand products (as of 9/16/20).

Where are Splenda® Brand products made?

Splenda Brand Products sold in Canada are manufactured in Indianapolis, IN, USA. One exception is the Splenda Minis, which are made in Italy.

Can Splenda® packaging be recycled?

Please refer to the recyclability number found on the bottom of Splenda Stevia Liquid and Splenda Brand Sweetener jar products to see if these items are recyclable in your area. The plastic sleeves on each of these products can be removed and recycled. Splenda Original and Splenda Stevia packets can be recycled. All carton paper-board… Read More

Can Splenda® Brand Sweeteners be used in alcoholic beverages?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweeteners can be used to sweeten alcoholic beverages.

Can Splenda® Original be used to replace powdered sugar?

We’ve created a recipe for powdered sugar using our Splenda Granulated Bag and cornstarch. Use this recipe in place of powdered sugar for garnishing cakes and pastries. It is not recommended to substitute directly in a recipe when called for as an ingredient. Click here for the recipe.  

Can Splenda® Brand Sweetener be used to replace corn syrup?

Corn syrup helps to provide a sweet taste, thickness, and – in baked goods – a browning effect. Most Splenda Brand Sweeteners can only provide the sweetness that corn syrup offers. If you prefer to use another Splenda Brand Sweetener to thicken a pie filling or for a sauce, corn starch can be added.

Can Splenda® Brand Sweeteners be used in place of simple syrup?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweeteners can be used to make or replace simple syrups. For easy replacement, use Splenda Stevia Liquid Sweetener in place of simple syrup in drink recipes. You can also make your own simple syrups using Splenda Brand Sweeteners – try one of these recipes to get started!

Why did fizzing or foaming occur when I added Splenda® Original Sweetener to liquid?

Each granule of Splenda Original Sweetener is shaped like a small ball with a hollow center. When granules hit the liquid, they dissolve, and the air is released which may cause a fizzing effect.

What makes Splenda® Brand Sweeteners suitable for persons with Diabetes?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners contain no calories and have no blood sugar impact. They can also help decrease unwanted calories from added sugars without sacrificing taste. Learn more here.

How can Splenda® Brand Sweeteners help with supporting health goals?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners can help decrease unwanted calories from added sugars without sacrificing taste. Including Splenda in healthier lifestyle choices including exercise and balanced food intake can help you achieve your health goals. For Example, by using Splenda to sweeten your morning coffee, you could save over 200 calories each week*. Most adults drink (3)… Read More

Can persons who are losing or maintaining weight use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweetener Products can be used safely by everyone. Learn more here.

Can persons who are losing weight use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda® Sweetener Products, can be used safely by everyone.

Can children use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweetener Products, can be used safely by everyone.

Can persons who are pregnant or nursing use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Sweetener Products, can be used safely by everyone.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause tooth decay or cause cavities?

Splenda Brand Sweetener products have significantly less potential to cause cavities than sugar. NOTE: Splenda Brown Sugar Blend contains sugar contains brown sugar, in addition to sucralose.

Will Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause headaches or migraines?

There is not current research supporting the claim that low and no calorie sweeteners, such as Splenda, cause migraines or headaches.

Will Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause an upset stomach?

There are no known side effects, including stomach issues, linked to Splenda Brand Sweeteners.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweetener contain formaldehyde?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain formaldehyde.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain phenylalanine?

No. Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain phenylalanine, an amino acid found in the sweetener aspartame. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid found in protein sources such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy product. Persons with a very rare disease called phenylketonuria (PKU) are born with the decreased ability to process the amino acid phenylalanine… Read More

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain saccharin?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain saccharin. Saccharin is another no-calorie sweetener traditionally found in the pink packets.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain aspartame?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain aspartame. Aspartame is another no-calorie sweetener traditionally found in the blue packets.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain pesticides like dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT)?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain DDT or any other chemical pesticide.

Will consuming low or no calorie sweeteners make me crave more sweet foods or cause me to gain weight?

No. Recent studies have shown that enjoying sweet-tasting products could in fact decrease the want for additional sweets while also adding variety and flavour to foods and beverages, helping people manage weight, reduce intake of calories from added sugars, and manage blood sugar levels. Learn more about sweet taste and recent studies by reading the… Read More

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners harm the gut?

No. A thorough review in 2018 found no evidence of any negative effects on gut health from the use of sweeteners like Splenda Brand Sweetener products.

Where can I purchase Splenda® Brand Sweetener Products?

Most products are widely available at stores across Canada, in addition to Amazon.ca. Visit our “Where to Buy” page to find the best option for you.

Are Splenda® Brand Sweetener products made with naturally sourced ingredients?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners offers the following sweeteners made with naturally sourced ingredients: Splenda Stevia packets, granulated pouches, and jar Splenda Monk Fruit jar Splenda Keto jar

I’ve noticed my Splenda® Brand Sweetener packaging looks different – what all has changed?

The packaging for Original Splenda Sweeteners may look different, but we can assure you that’s the only change. This product still contains the same great-great taste you expect and no changes have been made to ingredients.

How sweet is one serving of Splenda® Brand Sweetener products found in packets, granulated pouches, or jars?

Per US labeling guidelines, any sweetener product produced after January 1, 2020 has a serving size that provides the same sweetness as 2 teaspoons of sugar. Please see individual product listing pages for more information about serving sizes or click here to learn more about a specific product.

Are Splenda® Brand products Halal?

Yes, most Splenda Brand products are Halal Certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). Exceptions include: Splenda Monk Fruit products are currently pending certification.

Are Splenda Brand® products Kosher?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweetener products are Kosher Parve.  No Splenda Brand Sweetener products are designated as Kosher for Passover.

Are Splenda® Brand products keto-friendly?

The following Splenda Brand Sweetener products are keto-friendly and contain 0g net carbs per serving: Splenda Stevia packets, jar, and liquid Splenda Monk Fruit granulated jar Please see individual product listing pages for more information about ingredients.

Are Splenda® Brand Products vegan?

Most Splenda Brand products are made without animal or animal by-products – the exception is Splenda Brown Sugar Blend.

Are Splenda® Brand Products vegetarian?

Yes, Splenda Brand products are vegetarian.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain corn?

The corn-derived ingredients in Splenda Original packets and granulated pouches come from the starch fraction of corn and are highly purified ingredients, resulting in an end product that would not be expected to contain a considerable amount of corn protein. However, we can’t guarantee that there are not traces of protein residue in our products.… Read More

Do Splenda Brand® products contain shellfish?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain shellfish.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain fish?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain fish.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain tree nuts?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain tree nuts.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain peanuts?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain peanuts.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain soybean?

No, Splenda Brand Sweetener products do not contain soybean.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain egg?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain egg.

Are Splenda® Brand products suitable for persons with lactose intolerance?

Yes, all Splenda Brand products are suitable for persons with lactose intolerance.  

Do Splenda Brand Sweetener products contain wheat?

No, Splenda Brand Sweetener products do not contain wheat.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain gluten?

We do not test our finished products for the presence of gluten; however, there are no gluten containing, grain-based ingredients derived from wheat, rye, or barley, nor any ingredients derived from oats, used to produce Splenda Brand Products.

When I see the Splenda® logo on products, does this mean that the product contains pure sucralose?

No, the Splenda logo on all food products indicates only that the product contains a Splenda Brand Sweetener. If you are interested in the contents of the product, please check the ingredient listing on the label. Learn more about all of our products here.

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