Around the world, Aspartame can be found in around 6,000 different items, including chewing gum, confections, gelatins, dessert mixes, puddings and fillings, frozen desserts, yoghurt, tabletop sweeteners, and various medications including vitamins and sugar-free cough drops. In the US, food labels must identify all ingredients, including aspartame, in the ingredient statement.
There are a number of tabletop sweeteners using as the sweetening component that can be used in a wide range of recipes. However, a loss of sweetness may occur in some recipes that call for prolonged heating or baking; this is not a safety concern; the product may not be as sweet as anticipated. It is therefore preferable to use aspartame-containing tabletop sweeteners in carefully created recipes that are made accessible by the manufacturers of these tabletop sweeteners. Several recipes also allow the use of aspartame tabletop sweeteners towards the end of heating to preserve sweetness.