Ingredients

Equal, the brand you've trusted for 30 years, has expanded. In addition to our original blue packets, we now offer Equal Sucralose and Equal Saccharin. Learn more about how ingredients of our new collection will deliver the great taste and quality you expect from Equal.

Equal Original:

The ingredients in Equal Original packets are dextrose with maltodextrin and the sweetening ingredients aspartame and acesulfame potassium.

In the body, aspartame breaks down into the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as well as a small amount of methanol–components found naturally in foods like meats, milk, fruits, and vegetables.

The body recognizes and uses these components in exactly the same way, whether they come from aspartame or common foods. Leading health authorities, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Food and Nutrition and the American Diabetes Association, have also recognized aspartame's safety. In fact, it is one of the most tested food ingredients in FDA history and is currently used in over 6,000 products.

Acesulfame potassium (AceK) is a zero calorie sweetener that is not metabolized by the body and is excreted essentially unchanged. AceK is also 200 times sweeter than sugar. Blends of  AceK with other sweeteners are characterized by a clean, sugar-like sweetness, which is superior to the taste of the individual sweeteners.  Acesulfame potassium is made from a process that involves the transformation of an organic intermediate, acetoacidic acid, and its combination with the naturally occurring mineral, potassium, to form a highly stable, crystalline sweetener.

Equal Sucralose:

Equal Sucralose uses the same sweetening ingredient as Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener. Sucralose is made using a multi-step process that starts with ordinary table sugar (sucrose) then replaces three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sugar molecule with three chlorine atoms. This results in a stable sweetener that delivers a taste profile similar to sugar but is calorie-free.

Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages and is heat stable, so it's great for use in a wide variety of temperatures and works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.

Equal Saccharin:

Equal Saccharin uses the same sweetening ingredient as Sweet 'N Low® zero calorie sweetener. Saccharin has been used to sweeten foods and beverages without calories or carbohydrates for over a century, and has been the subject of extensive scientific research. It is one of the most studied ingredients in the food supply.

Saccharin is approved in more than 100 countries around the world and has been reviewed and determined safe by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization and the Scientific Committee for Food of the European Union.


Equal Next:

The ingredients in Equal Next are dextrose with maltodextrin and the sweetening ingredients aspartame and saccharin.

In the body, aspartame breaks down into the amino acids aspartic acid and phenylalanine, as well as a small amount of methanol–components found naturally in foods like meats, milk, fruits, and vegetables.

The body recognizes and uses these components in exactly the same way, whether they come from aspartame or common foods. Leading health authorities, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Food and Nutrition and the American Diabetes Association, have also recognized aspartame's safety. In fact, it is one of the most tested food ingredients in FDA history and is currently used in over 6,000 products.

Saccharin has been used to sweeten foods and beverages without calories or carbohydrates for over a century, and has been the subject of extensive scientific research. It is one of the most studied ingredients in the food supply.

Saccharin is approved in more than 100 countries around the world and has been reviewed and determined safe by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the World Health Organization and the Scientific Committee for Food of the European Union.



Ingredients by Product:

BrandFormIngredient
Equal Original
Packets dextrose with maltodextrin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium
Equal Original
Spoonful maltodextrin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium
Equal Classic Tablets lactose (from milk), aspartame, acesulfame potassium, cellulose gum, calcium stearate
Equal Sucralose Packets dextrose with maltodextrin, sucralose
Equal Sucralose Granulated maltodextrin, sucralose
Equal Saccharin Packets dextrose with maltodextrin, sodium saccharin, cream of tartar, calcium silicate
Equal Next
Packets
dextrose with maltodextrin, aspartame, sodium saccharin (3mg saccharin)