I looked for so long for a kind of pickled ginger that didn't have aspartame in it! This is the only one I ever found that didn't! I was really excited to find it and try it, because I don't eat fake sweeteners, so, until I found this wonderful product, I had no picked ginger for my home-made sushi, and I really missed having that. Another nice thing is that those other kinds of pickled ginger, are, for some reason, always dyed pink, and this one has no fake dye in it. I don't avoid dyes (that would really be almost impossible, as everything seems to have dye in it), but, if I have the choice, I will always pick the product without dye, since I don't think dyes are good for me. So, this is, to me, the perfect picked ginger: no fake sweetener, no dye!
It does seem to me like it is a bit sweeter, and a bit less spicy, than the other kinds, but that is fine with me. I don't like it too spicy, anyway.