Sweet'N Low® FAQ

Sweet'N Low® Brand sugar substitute was introduced in the United States over fifty years ago and is available in more than 50 countries.

What is saccharin?

Saccharin is the sweetener in Sweet'N Low. It was discovered in the late 1800's and has been used safely by people ever since. It is between 300 and 500 times sweeter than sugar. Please visit www.saccharin.org for more information.

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How long has Sweet'N Low been available?

Sweet'N Low was first introduced in 1957.

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How is Sweet'N Low used?

Sweet'N Low is ideal for tabletop use and dissolves easily in hot and cold beverages. Sweet'N Low can be used as an ingredient for most of your favorite recipes and is useful in cooking, baking, freezing, and preserving. Unlike other sugar substitutes, such as those that contain aspartame, Sweet'N Low does not lose its sweetness when it is heated, so there are no special processes required for substituting Sweet'N Low for sugar.

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How Do I Substitute Sweet’N Low for Sugar?

Sweet’N Low can be substituted for sugar by following the conversion chart below. For information on how to cook with Sweet’N Low, visit our Cooking FAQ.
 packetsbulkliquid 1/4 cup granulated sugar62 teaspoons1 1/2 teaspoons 1/3 cup granulated sugar82 1/2 teaspoons2 teaspoons 1/2 cup granulated sugar124 teaspoons1 tablespoon 1 cup granulated sugar248 teaspoons2 tablespoons

*Note: Teaspoons is referring to household teaspoons, not the spoons found Inside the Sweet'N Low box.

Please note that the substitution chart above is provided as a guide only. Use your own personal taste preferences to determine the amount of Sweet'N Low needed to provide the sweetness level you like.

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What Do The Experts Say?

Sweet’N Low has been a trusted brand for close to 60 years and is used daily by millions around the world. Saccharin, the sweetening ingredient in Sweet’N Low, has been consumed safely for over 125 years and has the longest safety record for human consumption among non-nutritive sweeteners. Extensive research on humans conducted by reputable sources in the scientific community have proven the sweetener's safety.

See what the scientific community has to say:
The American Cancer Society (look for ‘Saccharin’ section)
National Cancer Institute
World Health Organization
(see section 3.1.5 ‘Saccharin’ on pages 17-19 of the report)

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What is dextrose and why is it included in Sweet'N Low?

Dextrose is a natural carbohydrate derived from corn. Many sugar substitutes in powdered form contain dextrose. Dextrose (or another carrier) is used to dilute the very potent sweetener to make it measurable for consumers.

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What sizes are available?

Sweet'N Low is available in boxes of 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1500 packets as well as in 8 oz bulk boxes and 8 oz liquid bottles.

It is available nationally in supermarkets, club stores and chain drugstores in the sugar substitute or baking aisles. Foodservice pack sizes are also available. Please contact us at forms@cpack.com for further information.

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Who manufactures Sweet'N Low?

Sweet'N Low is manufactured by Cumberland Packing Corp., a small, family-owned company based in Brooklyn, NY. Sweet'N Low has been around for more than 55 years and is enjoyed by millions around the world in more than 50+ countries.

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How can I get further information about Sweet'N Low and other sweeteners?

Please visit the Calorie Control Council web site for in-depth information.

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Is Sweet'N Low available for the military/in commissaries?

Military and Commissary Availability Worldwide:

Bisek and Company, Inc.
4873 South Oliver Dr., 2nd floor
PO Box 5527
Virginia Beach, VA 23471-0527
Phone: 757-460-0968
Fax: 757-460-2185

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How can I get information on contests and sweepstakes?

For more details on the latest Sweet’N Low contests and sweepstakes, visit us at facebook.com/sweetnlow.

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Do you make Sweet'N Low Brand candy, syrup, and cake and icing mixes?

Today there are both sugar free and low sugar food manufacturers licensed to use the Sweet'N Low brand name. Although the sweetening ingredients vary in these products, you can be assured that they meet our high standards of quality and taste.

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Where can I find Sweet'N Low Brand cake and icing mixes?

Bernard Food Industries has the license to manufacture and sell the cake and icing mixes under the Sweet'N Low trademark. Please contact them directly for more information.

Bernard Food Industries, Inc.
1125 Hartrey Avenue
P. O. Box 1037
Evanston, IL 60202
Phone: 1-800-323-3663
Fax: 1-800-962-1546

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