Merisant Group

The Merisant Group manufactures and sells Equal® and Canderel® as well as other low calorie sweeteners worldwide. Merisant is the market leader in the low-calorie table top global sweetener market. Over half of Merisant sales are made outside the US. Today, the Group owns 19 brands in over 100 countries. Millions of consumers over the world enjoy the delicious sweet taste of Merisant low calorie sweeteners without worrying about the calories- please change this to kilojoules. The Group strives to develop products which answer consumers’ specific needs to help improve their lifestyle on a daily basis.

® Registered trademark.

Canderel was first launched in South Africa in 1983 in tablet dispensers and later in granulated jars. The brand is the South Africa’s Number 1 and favourite low calorie sweetener, available at all major retailers, pharmacies and convenience outlets. At Canderel, we believe having a healthy diet is essential even with our busy lifestyles and the choices we make for our body should be smart ones. We also think every day is still about enjoying what we like and feeling good about ourselves. Therefore we endeavour to offer a range of products that can help combine a great taste and a balanced diet in a convenient way, for every occasion. #GetSweetSmart with Canderel- big on sweetness, light on kilojoules.


Canderel Tablets are released on the South African market.
Canderel Granules and sticks are launched.
Merisant was born and acquired Canderel
Canderel’s Range of sugar free chocolates are launched.
Canderel Yellow launched in direct competition with Splenda.
EU signed off Stevia for use in products in the UK/EU and RSA
Merisant launched Canderel Green and Pure Via natural stevia based sweeteners.
New Visual Identity across all Sweetener packs and Chocolates is launched into trade. Canderel Crunch enters the market in June




Here are our contact details for consumer and corporate enquiries.

For consumer enquiries please call our Canderel Careline on Freephone:

Tel: +27 11 4631849

(Lines are open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday)

For corporate enquiries either visit www.brands2africa.com or write to us at:

Business Address

19 Cowley Road,
Bryanston, Johannesburg,
South Africa 2021

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