A comprehensive source for buying things sweetened with aspartame alone?
October 25, 2013 9:28 AM Subscribe
My 7 year old daughter has Fructose Malabsorption Disorder and can't tolerate very much sucrose, or more than a negligible amount of fructose, sucralose, or sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, or stevia.) The only sweeteners she can tolerate ad lib are aspartame and saccharin. I'm having a lot of trouble finding things that are sweetened ONLY with aspartame or saccharin -- anyone know of a comprehensive source for such items?
posted by KathrynT to food & drink (21 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Crystal Light and diet soda are already on my radar, but it would be nice to be able to give her hot chocolate, chocolate milk, hot cider, popsicles, etc. once in a while. Sucralose is the new hotness and is thus in everything, but it causes her really terrible problems since it is also a malabsorbed sugar. In theory, glucose and maltose should both be fine, but for whatever reason -- possibly because her poor gut has been abused for six years -- she gets tummy aches and gas even from these, in excess. What I'm hoping for is one website or something that sells things that are sweetened ONLY with aspartame/nutrasweet or saccharin. Resources for diabetics often focus on sugar alcohols and sucralose, or even straight fructose, so they're frequently less helpful than I'd like.
In the absence of one central source, if you know of individual products that are sweetened with aspartame/nutrasweet and saccharin alone, I'd love to hear about them.