Is there a 'great artificial sweetener shortage of 2017' that I'm not aware of? I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going on that pretty much every restaurant I go to, I have to ask for sweetener of any kind. What happened to the days of the little pink, blue or yellow packets being on the table?

If you are in the food industry, can you explain this to me? There is always sugar on the table, but I'm a Sweet N' Low girl! Why? Why all of sudden do I have to ask for anything because it's not on the table?