Aspartame Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, found in enormous amounts of sugar free products. Please be aware that Aspartame can trigger seizures in some children, due to the fact that it excites the brain cells. Each time I gave Daisy something with this product in she would seize within half an hour of eating/drinking it. So just be aware and please be very careful. Even people who don't have seizure disorders have had seizures after eating foods containing aspartame. More than six hundred commercial airline pilots have reported symptoms, including some reports of tonic-clonic seizures in the cockpit, after eating food containing aspartame.* *Gold, Mark. (1995) "The Bitter Truth About Artificial Sweeteners," Nexus (December-January), 71-75.