Sweetex is the name of the second most popular calorie-free artificial sweetener in the UK.

Used by many people as a healthier alternative to sugar (sucrose), Sweetex tablets are ideal for people wishing to cut their sugar intake, as part of a healthier lifestyle, without missing out on the sweet taste.

High sugar consumption can contribute to a wide range of health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Sweetex is produced by Reckitt Benckiser U.K. Ltd.


Sweetex is available in tablet form only. Each tablet provides the same sweetness as a 5ml teaspoon of sugar but with none of the calories or carbs.


The main ingredient of Sweetex is sodium sacchari, the solid form of the non-nutritive sweetener saccharin.

Saccharin is several hundred times sweeter than table sugar but unlike the latter, it has no calories. It typically used to sweeten hot and cold drinks, rather than baked goods or other foods.

Is Sweetex suitable for people with diabetes?

Sweetex can be used by people with diabetes, providing it fits into the individual’s diet and consumption levels are not excessive.

Each tablet of the table top sweetener has zero calories and carbohydrate, making it beneficial for people looking to lose weight or achieve long-term weight control, as part of a calorie controlled diet.

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