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Where can I find the nutrition facts for Splenda® Brand Products?

The nutrition facts for each of our products can be viewed on individual product pages. Find the product you’re looking for here.

Where can I find the ingredients for Splenda® Brand Products?

Ingredients for each of our products can be viewed on individual product pages. Find the product you’re looking for here.

What are Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes?

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes are a delicious meal or snack replacement with no added sugar and that helps manage blood sugar. They come in three flavors – Milk Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Strawberry Banana. Learn more here.

How do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes help manage blood sugar?

Splenda Diabetes Care shakes contain a unique blend of 16g quality protein, carbohydrates, and good-for-you fats to help manage blood sugar and help reduce blood sugar spikes. Learn more here.

Why would I choose a Splenda® Diabetes Care Shake over other diabetes shakes?

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes… Are the first diabetes shake with no added sugar Contain 16g of high quality protein – 60% more than leading brand Have a delicious, smooth & creamy texture Contain fewer ingredients than other diabetes shakes, focusing on the nutrients people with diabetes and pre-diabetes need Are Gluten free and soy free… Read More

What makes a shake for diabetes different than other nutritional shakes?

Nutrition shakes that aren’t specifically designed with diabetes in mind tend to be full of calories, sugar, and carbohydrates. These shakes serve the purpose of helping someone who is having trouble consuming enough calories each day, someone who is post-surgery and needs extra calories and protein to recover, and/ or someone who is looking for… Read More

How are Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes sweetened if they contain zero added sugars?

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes are sweetened with zero-calorie Splenda Sucralose and allulose, a plant-based sweetener.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes contain Canola Oil?

Canola oil is high in monounsaturated fats, good-for-you fats that are shown to decrease the risk of heart disease. Splenda Diabetes Care shakes contain the right balance of these good-for-you fats carbohydrates, and protein to help manage blood sugar and help reduce blood sugar spikes. Learn more here.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes contain short-chain fructooligosaccharides?

Short-chain fructooligosaccharides are a source of fiber.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes contain gellan gum?

Gellan gum is a thick fiber that is used to bind or stabilize ingredients.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes contain sunflower lecithin?

Sunflower lecithin is high in monounsaturated fats, good-for-you fats that are shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes contain carrageenan?

Carrageenan is a natural food additive used to thicken, emulsify, and preserve foods.

How is the Microfiltered Milk Protein used in Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes different than regular milk?

Microfiltered milk protein is higher in protein and lower in milk sugar than traditional milk. It is also low in lactose, which allows Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes to be suitable for persons with lactose intolerance.

Where does the protein in Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes come from?

The protein in Splenda Diabetes Care shakes comes from microfiltered milk protein, a high quality protein that, due to filtration, is higher in protein and lower in milk sugar than traditional milk.

Where do the carbohydrates in Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes come from?

The carbohydrate comes from the fiber and allulose, a plant-based sweetener.

What is the benefit of a shake having no added sugar?

According to the American Heart Association, Americans consume more than 2x the recommended amount of added sugar every day – which contributes to added, empty calories! Splenda Diabetes Care shakes contain 0g sugar, 0g of added sugar, and contain a unique blend of 16g quality protein, carbohydrates, and good-for-you fats to help manage blood sugar… Read More

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes include only four vitamins & minerals?

Nutrition therapy guidelines, other research, and healthcare professional experts indicate these are what people with diabetes need. Additionally, people get a variety of vitamins and minerals when consuming a balanced diet.

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes have 15g of carbohydrate when it’s made for people with diabetes who are managing their carbohydrate intake?

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain 15g of carbohydrates and 6g of fiber, which the body uses for fuel. The American Diabetes Association emphasizes that there is no one “magic” diet for diabetes and there are benefits to different dietary patterns. Many adults with diabetes aim for 45-60g of carbohydrates per meal and 15-20g per snack… Read More

What makes Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes “keto-friendly”?

Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain 2.5-3.5g net carbs per serving and can fit into a limited carbohydrate diet. Net carbs are calculated by subtracting fiber grams and allulose grams from total grams of carbohydrate. Milk Chocolate – 15g carb – 6g fiber – 5.5g allulose = 3.5g net carbs French Vanilla – 15g carb –… Read More

Why are grams of allulose and fiber subtracted from total grams of carbohydrate when calculating net carbs in Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes?

When calculating net carbs, allulose is subtracted from total carbohydrates because it is not metabolized and therefore causes no increase in blood glucose or blood insulin levels (International Food Information Council). Net carbs are calculated by subtracting fiber grams and allulose grams from total grams of carbohydrate.

I developed kidney disease as a complication of my diabetes and Splenda® Diabetes Care shakes contain ingredients I think I should limit – what should I do?

While Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes are a great option for helping to manage blood sugar, they may not fit a meal plan for persons with kidney disease where potassium, phosphorous, and fluids may be limited (American Kidney Fund). How strict your meal plan should be depends on your stage of kidney disease so it’s important… Read More

Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes have 15g of cholesterol?

Cholesterol comes from animal products or byproducts – like milk. Since Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes only contain quality protein from cow’s milk – and not soy protein – the cholesterol level may be higher than in shakes that contain a mix of animal & plant-based protein sources. There are 15mg (6% DV) cholesterol in Splenda… Read More

What is galactosemia and why can’t people with this condition consume Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes?

Galactosemia is a disease in which people cannot digest the simple sugar galactose that naturally occurs in milk and the microfiltered milk protein used in Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes.

What is allulose?

Splenda Allulose gets its unique sweetness from allulose, a plant-based sweetener.  Allulose is not metabolized by the body for energy. We begin with corn and convert it to allulose using an enzyme, similar to the process used to make cheese or wine.  It then undergoes a process to purify, filter, and crystalize the allulose. Learn… Read More

Will allulose give me a stomach ache?

Some alternative sweeteners like maltitol or some other sugar alcohols have been shown to cause stomach distress when used in large amounts. Allulose is a classified as a “rare sugar” and research shows healthy adults should not have adverse effects.

Do Splenda® Brand products expire?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners are labeled with Best By dates. When stored in a cool, dry place tabletop Sweeteners such as packets, jars, or pouches of granulated Splenda Original, Splenda Stevia, and Splenda Baking Blends will retain their sweetness and can be consumed after their best by date. Reference dates below are how items are coded… Read More

Where can I find studies or science about low and no calorie sweeteners?

To view studies or to learn more about the science of sweeteners, please visit our healthcare professional web page located here.

Does Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain sugar?

Splenda Baking Blends contain sugar. Splenda Sugar Blend Splenda Brown Sugar Blend

Are Splenda® Brand Sweeteners toxic to animals?

We are not aware of any concerns for health with animals that could accidentally ingest a Splenda Product. Please check with your veterinarian if you have concerns. Pet owners do have to be considerate of foods containing xylitol, a sweetening ingredient NOT found in Splenda Brand products (as of 9/16/20).

Where are Splenda® Brand products made?

Splenda Brand Products sold in the United States are manufactured in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, the ingredients found in Splenda Original packets and pouches, best identified by their yellow packaging, are sourced from American-grown agricultural products. One exception are the Splenda Minis, which are made in Italy.

Can Splenda® packaging be recycled?

Please refer to the recyclability number found on the bottom of Splenda Liquid, Splenda Coffee Creamer, Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes, and Splenda Brand Sweetener jar products to see if these items are recyclable in your area. The plastic sleeves on each of these products can be removed and recycled. Splenda Original and Splenda Stevia packets… Read More

Can Splenda® Brand Sweetener be used to replace corn syrup?

Corn syrup helps to provide sweet taste, thickness and – in baked goods – a browning effect. Most Splenda Brand Sweeteners can only provide sweetness that corn syrup offers. Splenda Allulose will thicken and brown when heat is applied, which makes it a great option. If you prefer to use another Splenda Brand Sweetener to… Read More

What makes Splenda® Brand Sweeteners suitable for persons with Diabetes?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners contain zero calories and have no blood sugar impact. They can also help decrease unwanted calories from added sugars without sacrificing taste. Learn more here.

How can Splenda® Brand Sweeteners help with supporting health goals?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners can help decrease unwanted calories from added sugars without sacrificing taste. Including Splenda in healthier lifestyle choices including exercise and balanced food intake can help you achieve your health goals. For Example, by using Splenda to sweeten your morning coffee, you could save over 200 calories each week*. Most adults drink (3)… Read More

Can persons who are losing or maintaining weight use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweetener Products can be used safely by everyone. Learn more here. One exception is our Splenda Stevia Liquid w/Caffeine which, due to its caffeine content, may not be suitable for children or individuals avoiding caffeine. It has 20mg caffeine per serving.

Can children use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Brand Sweetener Products, can be used safely by everyone. One exception is our Splenda Stevia Liquid w/Caffeine which, due to its caffeine content, may not be suitable for children or individuals avoiding caffeine. It has 20mg caffeine per serving.

Can persons who are pregnant or nursing use Splenda® Brand Sweeteners?

Yes, Splenda Sweetener Products, can be used safely by everyone. One exception is our Splenda Stevia Liquid with Caffeine which, due to its caffeine content, may not be suitable for children or individuals avoiding caffeine. It has 20mg caffeine per serving.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause tooth decay or cause cavities?

Splenda Brand Sweetener products have significantly less potential to cause cavities than sugar. NOTE: Splenda Sugar Baking Blend contains sugar and Splenda Brown Sugar Baking Blend contain brown sugar, in addition to sucralose.

Will Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause headaches or migraines?

There is not current research supporting the claim that low and no calorie sweeteners, such as Splenda, cause migraines or headaches.

Will Splenda® Brand Sweeteners cause an upset stomach?

There are no known side effects, including stomach issues, linked to Splenda Brand Sweeteners.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweetener contain formaldehyde?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain formaldehyde.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain phenylalanine?

No. Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain phenylalanine, an amino acid found in the sweetener aspartame. Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid essential amino acid found in protein sources such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy product. Persons with a very rare disease called phenylketonuria (PKU) are born with the decreased ability to process the… Read More

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain saccharin?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain saccharin. Saccharin is another no-calorie sweetener traditionally found in the pink packets.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain aspartame?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain aspartame. Aspartame is another no-calorie sweetener traditionally found in the blue packets.

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners contain pesticides like dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT)?

No, Splenda Brand Sweeteners do not contain DDT or any other chemical pesticide.

Will consuming low or no calorie sweeteners make me crave more sweet foods or cause me to gain weight?

No. Recent studies have shown that enjoying sweet-tasting products could in fact decrease the want for additional sweets while also adding variety and flavor to foods and beverages, helping people manage weight, reduce intake of calories from added sugars, and manage blood sugar levels. Learn more about sweet taste and recent studies by reading the… Read More

Do Splenda® Brand Sweeteners harm the gut?

No. A thorough review in 2018 found no evidence of any negative effects on gut health from the use of sweeteners like Splenda Brand Sweetener products.

Why would I use a Splenda® Diabetes Care Shake?

Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes deliver balanced nutrition with no added sugar2,3,4,5. A balance of high-quality protein, slow-digesting carbohydrates, good-for-you-fats can help manage blood sugar and help reduce blood sugar spikes. REFERENCES 2 Not a low calorie food.; 3 Elia, M., et al. (2005). Enteral Nutritional Support and Use of Diabetes-Specific Formulas for Patients With Diabetes.… Read More

Where can I purchase Splenda® Brand Sweetener Products?

Most products are widely available at stores across the United States, in addition to Amazon.com. Just click “Where to Buy” to find the best option for you.

Where can I find coupons for Splenda® Brand products?

Coupons for Splenda Brand products are available for download – click here to see what’s available. Most can be downloaded twice a year.

Are Splenda® Brand Sweetener products natural?

Splenda Brand Sweeteners offers the following natural sweetener options: Splenda Stevia packets, granulated pouches, and jar Splenda Monk Fruit granulated pouches and jar Splenda Allulose is considered a plant-based sweetener and is available in granulated pouches or jar.

How sweet is one serving of Splenda® Brand Sweetener products found in packets, granulated pouches, or jars?

Per US labeling guidelines, any sweetener product produced after January 1, 2020 has a serving size that provides the same sweetness as 2 teaspoons of sugar. Please see individual product listing pages for more information about serving sizes or click here to learn more about a specific product.

Are Splenda® Brand products Halal?

Yes, most Splenda Brand products are Halal Certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). Exceptions include: Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes; Splenda Monk Fruit and Splenda Allulose products are currently pending certification.

Are Splenda Brand® products Kosher?

Yes, most Splenda Brand Sweetener products are Kosher Parve. Exceptions include Splenda Coffee Creamers and Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes which are Kosher Dairy. No Splenda Brand Sweetener products are designated as Kosher for Passover.

Are Splenda® Brand products keto-friendly?

The following Splenda Brand Sweetener products are keto-friendly and contain 0g net carbs per serving: Splenda Stevia packets and jar Splenda Liquid (Sucralose, Stevia, Monk Fruit) Splenda Monk Fruit granulated pouches and jar Splenda Allulose granulated pouches and jar Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain 2.5-3.5g of net carbs per bottle (French Vanilla, Strawberry Banana =… Read More

Are Splenda® Brand Products vegan?

Most Splenda Brand products are made without animal or animal by-products – there are three exceptions, including: Splenda Coffee Creamers, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, and Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes.

Are Splenda® Brand Products vegetarian?

Yes, Splenda Brand products are vegetarian.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain corn?

Splenda Fiber packets and jar contain corn. The corn-derived ingredients in Splenda Original packets and granulated pouches come from the starch fraction of corn and are highly purified ingredients, resulting in an end product that would not be expected to contain considerable amount of corn protein. However, we can’t guarantee that there are not traces… Read More

Do Splenda Brand® products contain shellfish?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain shellfish.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain fish?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain fish.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain tree nuts?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain tree nuts. The hazelnut flavor used in Splenda Coffee Creamers does not actually contain any hazelnut or other nut derivatives.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain peanuts?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain peanuts.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain soybean?

No, Splenda Brand Sweetener products do not contain soybean.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain egg?

No, Splenda Brand products do not contain egg.

Are Splenda® Brand products suitable for persons with lactose intolerance?

Yes, all Splenda Brand products are suitable for persons with lactose intolerance – even those with milk-derived ingredients (Splenda Coffee Creamer & Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes). While suitable for persons with lactose intolerance, persons with milk allergies should avoid these two products.  

Do Splenda® Brand products contain milk?

Only Splenda Coffee Creamers and Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain milk-derived ingredients. While suitable for persons with lactose intolerance, persons with milk allergies should avoid these two products.

Do Splenda Brand Sweetener products contain wheat?

No, Splenda Brand Sweetener products do not contain wheat.

Do Splenda® Brand products contain gluten?

We do not test our finished products for the presence of gluten; however, there are no gluten containing, grain-based ingredients derived from wheat, rye, or barley, nor any ingredients derived from oats, used to produce Splenda Brand Products.

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