Artificial sweetener: "Diet," "no-sugar added," "sugar-free" and other products, including soft drinks, dairy products, frozen desserts, and baked goods.
Neotame (brand name Newtame), produced by NutraSweet Co., is a remarkable 8,000 times sweeter than table sugar and 40 times sweeter than aspartame. Neotame is chemically related to aspartame, but the difference confers greater chemical stability, enabling the new sweetener to be used in baked foods, and it is handled differently by the body. It likely will be used mostly in low-calorie foods, but may also be used to adjust the flavor of other foods. To compensate for taste flaws, you will probably find neotame mixed with sugar or with other artificial sweeteners. It was approved by the U.S. FDA in 2002 and the European Union in 2010, but is still rarely used.