Sucralose is an intense artificial sweetener. It has a sweetening power 600 to 650 times higher than sugar while not being sugar. It is synthesized from a selective chlorination of sucrose.
Sucralose is a food additive that is used in foods without added sugars, or with reduced energy value. It is used to "sweeten" different families of foods such as baked goods, desserts, ice creams, dairy products, breakfast cereals and confectionery. It appears in the list of ingredients under the number E955. Unlike aspartame, it is stable to heat and acidic pH and can be used in cooked or long-lasting food products. Sucralose is non-calorogenic and does not promote the formation of tooth decay.