About Ace-K

Discovered in 1967 by Hoechst AG, Acesulfame Potassium (also known as Acesulfame K and Ace-K) is a high-intensity, non-caloric sweetener. It is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose. Acesulfame K has a clean, quickly perceptible, sweet taste that does not linger or leave an aftertaste. Acesulfame K is currently used in thousands of foods, beverages, oral hygiene and pharmaceutical products in about 90 countries. Among these are tabletop sweeteners, desserts, puddings, baked goods, soft drinks, candies and canned foods. Learn more facts about Ace-K.

Ace-K and Healthy Weight

Calorie-free sweeteners, such as Acesulfame Potassium, help health and weight conscious consumers who are looking to reduce unnecessary calories in foods and beverages.  Cutting calories does not necessarily mean compromising taste. Read more about maintaining a healthy weight here.


In the past 30 to 40 years, almost 100 studies have been conducted on the safety of Acesulfame Potassium.  They have consistently shown that this sweetener is safe and suitable for human consumption.  Discovered in 1967 by Hoechst scientists in Frankfurt, Germany, it has been used in food and beverages since 1983 and is approved in more than 100 countries around the world. Discover more about the science behind Ace-K.