Nestlé lowers its sugar usage drastically

By: Trademagazin Date: 2017. 02. 23. 12:01

For food giant Nestle has announced it has discovered a way to drastically reduce the amount of sugar in its chocolate bars.

nestle_eps horizontálisThe world’s largest food company said after years of research, it has developed a method of cutting as much as 40 per cent of sugar from its confectionery.

The Swiss company, which makes Aero, Rolos and KitKat, said it has found a way to structure sugar differently using natural ingredients, so that even when much less is used in chocolate consumers will barely taste the difference.

The move comes amid pressure from on food companies to slash sugar levels and make products healthier over fears that increasing consumption is causing a rise in obesity and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes.

Nestle’s chief technology officer, Stefan Catsicas, likened the process involved to making sugar crystals that are hollow and faster-dissolving.

The discovery will allow the company to reduce the sugar amount while maintaining the same taste.

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