Aspartame is a low-calorie, intensive sweetener which is approximately 200 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). It is used in a variety of food and beverages including drinks, desserts, sweets, chewing gum, yogurt, energy-reduced and weight control products and as a tabletop sweetener.  Aspartame is an effective and safe tool for consumers to manage their individual calorie intake in their overall diet, in function of their own individual lifestyle.