What is Acesulfame Potassium?

Acesulfame Potassium, also called Acesulfame K or Ace-K for short, is a calorie-free sweetener. Discovered in 1967, Ace-K is used in more than 5,000 food, beverage, and consumer products in over 100 countries around the world. Ace-K may be used to replace sugar and reduce calories in foods and beverages while maintaining sweetness in products that consumers expect.

How sweet is Ace-K?

Ace-K is approximately 200 times sweeter than sugar, so may be used in very small quantities to achieve the desired sweetness.

What foods contain Ace-K?

Ace-K may be found in a variety of foods and beverages around the world, including reduced-calorie beverages, desserts, jams and jellies, candy, and chewing gum. Ace-K may also be used in tabletop sweeteners.

How can I know if Ace-K is in my food?

Like all ingredients added to food, acesulfame potassium is included on the ingredient list of all food and beverage products that contain it.

Are there any known allergies to ace-k?

There are no known allergies to acesulfame potassium.

Does Ace-K have an aftertaste?

When Acesulfame Potassium is used as the sole sweetener at a high level, a slight bitter aftertaste can be detected by trained sensory panels. In practice, however, this aftertaste has no relevance. In manufacturing foods and beverages, Acesulfame Potassium combines well with other sweeteners, giving no detectable aftertaste. Blends of Acesulfame Potassium with other sweeteners are characterized by a clean, sugar-like sweetness, which is superior to the taste of the individual sweeteners.