Merisant Company is a United States manufacturer of artificial sweeteners, including Equal and Canderel.
The company was formed from Monsanto Company's tabletop sweetener business, which was acquired by a group of investors in 2000.
Merisant is privately held and headquartered in Chicago.
In January 2009, Merisant Worldwide filed for bankruptcy to restructure and invest in its new stevia-derived sweetener PureVia, emerging the following year.
In addition to PureVia, Equal and Canderel, Merisant markets its products under 18 other brands in over 90 countries.