Splenda: Joins Long List of Killer Sweeteners

After years of rumors, Splenda has been officially linked to leukemia. Research done by Italy’s Ramazzini Institute found that sucralose, the active ingredient in Splenda, raised the risk of blood cancers.

“These findings do not support previous data that sucralose is biologically inert. More studies are necessary to show the safety of sucralose, including new and more adequate carcinogenic bioassay on rats. Considering that millions of people are likely exposed, follow-up studies are urgent,” researchers stated in their study published in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health.

Once again consumers have been sent messages that were meant to confuse by those profiting from a poison. Meanwhile, real science shows us that a poison has been sold for profit. In 2013 Splenda’s safety was downgraded from “safe” to “caution” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest following the sweetener’s link to cancer for the first time. The latest findings have prompted the food safety and nutrition watchdog group to issue another safety downgrade from “caution” to “avoid”.

“We recommend that consumers avoid sucralose, or Splenda, and we recommend consumers also avoid saccharin, aspartame, and acesulfame potassium,” CSPI president Michael F. Jacobson said in a recent statement.

While it can be argued that the risk of cancers from sucralose is less that the dangers caused by a high sugar intake such as obesity, the bottom line is that artificial sweeteners should be avoided, as should excessive amounts of natural sugar. According to the American Health Association, men can safely consume 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) while women have the bar set at 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons).

To live a healthy life, you want to have a sweet soul, but while a sweet tooth is great to satisfy for an occasional indulgence, it is better to seek naturally sweet when we want to please our palette.

What is Splenda found in besides sitting in the condiments area at work or in your neighborhood coffeeshop? Here is a partial list:


Baked Goods

Heavenly Cheesecakes, Inc
. : Heavenly Cheesecakes

: Sorbee Cookies Animal Crackers, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fudge, Oatmeal, Peanut Butter

Wilson‘s Foods, Inc.
: Wilson‘s Fantastic Mini Wafers

Specialty Products

Smokey Mountain Chew, Inc. 
:Smokey Mountain Snuff (non-tobacco) Cherry

Dairy Products

Breyers® CarbSmartTM Ice Cream: 
 Strawberry flavors

Good Humor
: Breyers Ice Cream

HP Hood, Inc.
 :Hood® Carb CountdownTM Homogenized Dairy Beverage
- Chocolate 2% Reduced Fat
- 2% Reduced Fat
- Fat Free
- Homogenized

Klondike® CarbSmartTM
: Fudge Bar
Ice Cream Bar,
Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

Whitey‘s Ice Cream

Gelatins, Puddings, and Fillings 

”No Sugar Added” Applesauce

Still Beverages

Aloe -
Aloe Splash, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Kiwi, Strawberry, Mountain Berry, Orange, Mango

: Arizona Iced Coffee, Latte Supreme, Mocha Latte

AriZona Beverage Company: 
AriZona Net No-Carb Green Teas
- Blueberry
- White Cranberry Apple

Campbell Soup: 
Diet V8 Splash®

Daily Juice Products: 
Diet Guzzler, Cranberry, Raspberry, Kiwi, Strawberry,

Diet Margarita Mix,
 Diet Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

Feralito Vultaggio & Sons: 
Blue Luna Café™ Lite Café Mocha Coffee Drink

Propel water

Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
 :WestSoy Soy Slender soymilk in Vanilla, Chocolate and Cappucino

The Hansen Beverage Company: 
Hansen‘s Smoothie Cranberry Raspberry Lite

Kraft Foods North America, Inc.
 : Kool-Aid® Jammers 
Tropical Punch

Low Carb Living, Inc. : BaJa Bob‘s Original Sugar Free Margarita Mix, Strawberry Sugar Free Margarita Mix

Lucky Leaf: 
Apple Juice

Nantucket Nectars: 
Squeezed Nectars™ Diet Lemon Tea

Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.: 
Ocean Spray®, Lightstyle®, CranoGrape® Cranberry Juice Cocktail CranoMango™, CranoRaspberry®

Pasco Beverage Company
: FLORIDAGOLD® Light ‘N Tasty
- Orange Juice Beverage with Calcium
- Lemonade Beverage
- Fruit Punch Beverage
- Apple Juice Beverage

South Beach Beverages (SoBe)
: SoBe Lean™ Citrus, Diet Green Tea, Diet Orange Carrot, Diet Peach Tea, Peach Mango Tropical

Swiss Natural Foods, Inc. : 
Swiss Natural Diet Icy Berry® Diet Lemon Icy Tea® Diet Peach Icy Tea®

Talking Rain® Beverage Co., Inc. : Diet Ice Botanicals™, Cranberry, Raspberry, Key Lime, Kiwi, Strawberry, Melon, Berry

Tropicana Products, Inc. : 
Tropicana Twister® Light Cranberry, Raspberry Strawberry, Pink Grapefruit Cocktail, Tropical Strawberry


Carbonated Beverages

Boylan Bottling Company: 
Boylan‘s Diet Birch Beer, Root Beer

Briar‘s USA, Inc. : 
BRIAR‘S Diet Birch Beer, Root Beer

CC Beverages (U.S.) Corp. : 
Diet Clearly Canadian® Blackberry, Cherry, Tré Lemone

Classic Selection 
(7-Eleven Private Label): 
Sugar Free Sparkling Water, Black Cherry, Key Lime, Kiwi, Strawberry, Peach, Tangerine-Lime, Tropical White Grape

Crystal Clear: 
Sugar Free Sparkling Water, Lemon, Lime, Mixed Berry, Peach, Raspberry

D‘Best Dispensers: D‘Best Diet Cola (fountain)

Family Dollar (Private Label): 
Diet Cola

Kroger (Private Label): Light Cranberry, Grape Juice Cocktail, LightCranberry Juice Cocktail

Monarch Beverage, Inc. : Monarch Diet Cola (fountain)

Napa Valley Juice Company: 
Renée Sparkling Beverages, Bold Black Cherry, Juicy Strawberry, Luscious Peach, Wild Raspberry

Reach for the Star Beverage Co. : 
Diet Star Cola, Grape, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Root Beer

Rivella (USA) Inc. Diet Rivella

Snapple Beverage Group: 
Diet Rite®, Cola
Diet RC®, Cola, Kiwi, Strawberry, Red Raspberry, Tangerine, White Grape

Stewart‘s Beverages, Inc. : 
Sparkling Diet Black Raspberry, Orchard Peach, Ruby Red, Vanilla Cream, Wild Cherry

Urban Juice and Soda Co. :
Slim Jones™ Diet Soda, Black Cherry, Cream Fufu, Berry, Lime, Cola, Orange

Upstate Beverages, Inc.
 :Upstate Diet Cola (fountain)

Waist Watcher: 
Diet Carbonated Soft Drinks, Diet Black Cherry, Diet Cola, Diet Ginger Ale, Diet Orange, Diet Vanilla Cream

White Rock Products Corporation: 
White Rock® Diet Cola, Diet Ginger, Ale Diet, Lemon, Lime

 Chewing Gum

Arm & Hammer
: Dental Gum for Kids

Warner-Lambert Co. :
Trident for Kids™ Sugarless Gum Berry Bubble Gum

Powdered Beverage Mixes

Hunt-Wesson, Inc. : Swiss Miss® “No Sugar Added” Hot Cocoa Mix

Nutritional Products

Advocare International Heart: Source Bar

Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. : 
Atkins Diet Advantage Bar™, Almond Brownie, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Raspberry, Chunky Peanut Butter, Praline Crunch

Atkins Diet Shake Cappuccino, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Atkins Syrups 7 flavors

Beverly International Nutrition: 
Ultra Size (Protein Drink) Chocolate Vanilla

Muscle Provider Drink Mix

Port-A-Meal Muscle Provider

Ultimate Lo Carb Shake Chocolate Vanilla

Ultimate Lo Carb Smoothie Chocolate Vanilla

Bionutritional Research Group ProtoWhey Protein Drink Mix

Bioplex Nutrition: 
Simply Whites Whey Plex 100%, Whey Protein

California Engineered Foods, California Protein

Chemi-Source, Inc Metabolic Response Modifiers CreActiv

CytoSport, Inc. : 
Cytomax‰ Exercise and Recovery Drink Peachy Keen Tangy Orange

Banana Bread Mix, Blueberry Pancake Mix, Bomber Blend Protein Powder Cookies, Egg Nog, Keto Low Carb Ice Cream, Life Services Supplements, Low Carb/High Protein Bar Meal Replacement Drink, Mix, Shake

EAS Ribforce :HP Effervescent Creative

Fitness Labs Nutrition: 
Fitness Labs Whey Protein 80,
Fitness Labs Whey Protein 90 Fruit Punch, Grape, Orange

Oral Electrolyte Solution Apple Unflavored

Naturlyte Oral Electrolyte Solution, Apple Bubble Gum Fruit Grape Unflavored

Maximum Human Performance: TRAC® Powder Supplement

Methoxy – Pro: 
Protein Drink Mix Chocolate Vanilla

Met-Rx® Anabolic Drive Series: 
Pro50™ Meal Supplement Just Vanilla Strawberry Surge Triple Shot Chocolate

Ketopro™ Chocolate Fudge Vanilla Crème

Protein Plus High Protein Food Bar Chocolate Fudge Chocolate Roasted Peanut

Ketopro High Protein Food Bar Double Fudge Peanut Fudge

Source One Bars


Pro Fusion™ Tropical Vanilla


Nature‘s Best: 
VHT Totally Ripped Dietary Supplement Fruit Punch Grape Orange

VHT Extreme Smoothie Chocolate Vanilla

Perfect Zero Carb Isopure™ Protein Mix Strawberry Vanilla

PowerBar®, Pria®, Carb SelectTM, 
- Peanut Butter Caramel Nut 
- Caramel Nut Brownie 
- Cookies n‘ Caramel

PowerBar® ProteinPlusTM Carb SelectTM: 
Double Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter

Nutra Force, Inc. :
Nutra Force Vitamin & Mineral Water Cherry, Berry, Lemon, Lime Orange, Passion Fruit

Nutrition for Life: 
Slender Age Chocolate, Vanilla

M2 Power-Play Lemon

Optim Nutrition
: Optimum Muscle Defense

Pacific Health Labs: 
Satietrol Appetite Control Beverage Vanilla

Perfect Low: Carb Isopure™ Dutch Chocolate

Perfect Zero: Carb Isopure Drink
Alpine Punch Icy Orange

Pinnacle Products: 
Bodyonics Androstat – 100 Poppers Cool Mint Licorice Wildberry

Lean Mass Pro35 Protein Drink Chocolate Vanilla

Metabolic Thyrolean Soy Protein Chocolate Vanilla

PTS Labs: 
Revital Squeers® Oral Electrolyte Solution 4 flavors

Rexall Sundown 
Sundown Soy Protein Shake Powder Natural Chocolate

Protein Revolution: Low Carb Bars Apple Cinnamon, Spice Cake, Chocolate Fudge Almond, Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, Peanut Butter and Jelly

Protein Revolution Drink Mix

Ross Products: 
Pedialyte Oral Electrolyte Solution Fruit Punch Grape Unflavored

Pedialyte Pops

Extra Protein Bars Cinnamon Swirl, Devil‘s Food Cake, Peanut Crunch

Just Whey Protein Powder Chocolate, Vanilla

Promax Protein Powder Dutch Chocolate, French Vanilla

Sportron International: 
Riteway Diet

Sundown: Pokemon Vitamins Complete Extra C With Iron

TKE, Inc. : 
TKE Monster Food Muscle Quencher Nexxus Fat Burning Whey Protein

Twin Lab: 
Fuel Plex Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Fuel Plex Lite Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Metabolift High Protein, Low Carb Meal Replacement Deep Chocolate Peaches ‘N Crème Vanilla Bean

Matebolift Diet Gum Cinnamon Burst

Weight Perfect, Inc: 
Weight Perfect High Soy Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

Wellness International Network, Ltd. : 

Omnitrition, Inc. : 
Pro Builder Protein Powder Scientific Solution Sugar Free EZ Energy Sugar Free EZ Memory

Worldwide Sport Nutrition: 
Pure Protein™ Meal Replacement bar Blueberry Cheesecake, Cappuccino, Chewy Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Deluxe Peanut Butter

Pure Protein™ Shake Strawberry Cream, Strawberry Short Cake, White Chocolate Mousse

Pure Protein™ Cookie Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Covered Coconut Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter 

Sweet Sauces, Toppings, and Syrups

Hammer Corporation
: Flavored Syrups 12 flavors

Spray Candy Various flavors

Maple Grove Farms
: Sugar Free Syrup

Nature‘s Flavors Company: 
Nature‘s Flavors Syrups Over 40 Flavors

Sorbee, Blueberry, Chocolate, Maple, Strawberry

: Sugar Free Syrup

Walden Farms, Inc.
 :Walden Farms Calorie Free Salad Dressings 6 flavors Aurora Foods, Inc.
Log Cabin® Sugar Free
Low Calorie Syrup

DaVinci Gourmet® 
DaVinci Sugar Free Flavored Syrups Creme de Menthe

Taffetti Sugar Free Taffy Chocolate Chip

DaVinci Gourmet® 
DaVinci Sugar Free Spiced Black Tea Latte,

Entner Stuart French Vanilla

Estee Estee Smart Treats Sugar Free Syrup Blueberry Maple

Confectionery Products

Goelite Jelly Belly Gummy Bears

Microwave Kettlecorn

Orville Redenbacher