acesulfame potassium

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a·ce·sul·fame potassium

A white crystalline powder, C4H4KNO4S, having a taste about 200 times sweeter than sucrose, used as a calorie-free sweetener. Also called acesulfame K.

[Alteration of earlier acetosulfam (perhaps influenced by aspartame) : aceto- + sulf(o)- + am(ine).]
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As you may know, Ace K is a synthesized non-nutritive sweetener commonly found in carbonated soft drinks and other products.
While some people find Ace K sweet, others find it both bitter and sweet.
The researchers found that any bitterness from RebA and RebD varied greatly across subjects, but this was not related to whether or not participants found Ace K bitter.