husband just heard this on the news today, though apparently the company doing this started quite a while ago. A major manufacturer of aspartame (aka NutraSweet until now) has renamed it "AminoSweet" and is calling it natural. It is a mixture of 2 amino acids that are naturally occurring, but this is NOT a natural sweetener no matter what they call it. I don't want to start a big political debate on artificial versus natural sweeteners. There are pros and cons to both for most people. I am mentioning this so that those of you who cannot tolerate aspartame will not try this "new" sweetener and get sick. I was looking into some migraine help because mine are a lot worse in the last 5-6 mos and learned that aspartame is a migraine trigger for many people. Two sites called it one of the more common migraine triggers. It does that, and much more for me. For a long time I thought I was strange, or odd, and that very few people other than my mother, sons and I reacted this way. I am learning that I was wrong about this. In my pain doctor's practice there are 6 people who react like that to aspartame and one of them told me that they are seeing more patients who have this type of adverse reaction to aspartame and they are seeing people who used to eat/drink foods with it and now they are having bad reactions to it. I don't know the why's, just wanted you to be aware that the body's reaction to it can change. For those that react to aspartame badly, be aware that oral disintigrating medications all have aspartame (at least every one I have come across) and so do ALL children's liquid antibiotics. thank you's reaction is really bad, and I spent several frustrating days going through the list of all liquid antibiotics to see if any would work for him. NONE of them didn't have aspartame. This was about 8 years ago. I will say that he is a champion pill swallower by an early early age because we had to either cut an adult tablet or open up an adult capsule and mix it with something if he got sick. (If you do have to mix a medication so a child can swallow it, a little bit of hershey's chocolate in a spoon, with the medication stirred in with a toothpick, works better than jelly, peanut butter, simple syrup, karo, or pancake syrup. I always had 2 spoons with hersheys in them - the first had the medication and the second was to chase the bad taste away. Total the amt of choc syrup was maybe 2 teaspoons, max, so it wasn't a problem of over-doing it. I know most people don't react the way I do. There are a lot of people who really like aspartame as a sweetener, and they have found benefits to it. I just posted this to explain the problems that are becoming more common and mostly to let you know about the name change. Just please remember that AminoSweet is NOT new, it is the same old aspartame you have had for years - and is just as natural as it ever was!