What is aspartame and is it safe?

Aspartame is a low calorie sweetener. It's about 200 times sweeter than sugar and is used by food and drink manufacturers in a range of products including yoghurts, chewing gum, crisps, cooking sauces, soft drinks and breakfast cereals.

At Coca‑Cola Great Britain, we use aspartame, in combination with acesulfame-K, to give a sweet taste to some of our drinks, meaning people can choose to enjoy some of our most popular drinks brands, with low- or no-calories, if they want to.

The most important commitment we make as a company is to deliver safe, high-quality products. All of our products and ingredients are safe. Numerous food and drink agencies around the world, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have reviewed aspartame and approved it as safe for use.

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