What if you could have that chocolatey taste you crave, but with 40% less guilt? This is precisely what Nestle is planning to introduce in their candy bars they say will contain 40% less sugar but taste exactly the same. The candy company recently announced that they have reformulated the sugar content in their products in a way that allows them to add less, but still makes you feel that you are tasting the same amount of sugar.
The New York Times reports about Nestle’s reformulation process and how the company plans to introduce the reduced sugar confections in 2018. The company’s chief technology officer Dr. Stefan Catsicas explains the process they use to limit the sugar without taking away the sweet flavor. Catsicas says, “It is sugar, but it is assembled differently so it can disassemble easily in your mouth with less going into your gastrointestinal tract.”
Without the addition of any sugar alternatives, Nestle’s reformulation allows the sugar to quickly dissolve in your mouth so you can break the sugar down quicker and before it reaches your stomach. The new sugar may mean a major breakthrough for companies that wish to make their products healthier.
Nestle may later decide to sell their new sugar reformulation recipe to other companies, but Catsicas says the product has its limits. He explains, “it is not something that can be mixed into your coffee.” The company also confirms that the new sugar can not be used to sweeten soda, which is a major contributor of daily sugar content in many American diets.
What do you think of Nestle’s new reformulation that will reduce the content of sugar by 40% in their confections?
Would you be more willing to eat chocolate if it had 40% less sugar, but still tasted the same?