Nestle To Make The Same Sweet Tasting Treats With 40% Less Guilt

   By SheSpeaksTeam  Dec 08, 2016

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?

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KasperGrl by KasperGrl | Villa Rica, GA
Feb 08, 2017

I like this idea! I try to limit my sugar. I am a little skeptical if it is possible but it's great they want to try it.

SophiaG by SophiaG | MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
Jan 28, 2017

I think this is brillant. This reformulation process that Nestle has come up with sounds like it is done without any imitation sugars which is quite a breakthrough. Im sure as long as it taste the same as they state it will, it will be a hit. I would think other companies would be chomping at the bit to get the formula to incorperate it into there products. I cant wait to try this. Its too bad that it doesn't work with soda as that is my weakness.

FLolo2011 by FLolo2011 | LOVES PARK, IL
Dec 25, 2016

Before I decide, I would like to know the ingredients in the recipe... I'm happy eating dark chocolate, stevia, Trivia, or no candy at all...

Mhanna416 by Mhanna416 | KNOXVILLE, TN
Dec 23, 2016

I would not be more willing to eat chocolate that has 40% less sugar because I want to Have a treat with chocolate. I am wary of new technology for food that takes away from what the food really is. We should be telling people don't eat as much chocolate because it is bad for your health not it has less sugar so have at it. This is a great idea for those who need to cut down on sugar for health reasons as long as they eat it in moderation

Slim1971 by Slim1971 | MOUNTAIN HOME, AR
Dec 22, 2016

I am also curious on how they intend to do this and still make it taste good. Hoping they don't add any artificial sweeteners. I am unable to have any of the ones that are available without having bad side effects. There is so many artificial sweeteners in so many products that I already have to read labels in everything from my toothpaste, medicines and foods. Love my chocolate and don't want to not be able to eat their products also.

homesteadmomma by homesteadmomma | BEECHER FALLS, VT
Dec 19, 2016

I would be wondering if the new sugar replacement would be NON-GMO or what exactly would it be. I am learning of what certain ingredients mean and what they do to people and what is healthy and what is not. Don't get me wrong I am a chocolate lover and sweet lover majorly but I do not want GMO in my diet and I know a lot of people that are the same.

santinu by santinu | Osage Beach, MO
Dec 09, 2016

This will be a genius idea, for an alternative of enjoying eating chocolates without worrying the sugar content but the question is how?and what certain alternative that makes the chocolate still taste good with 40% less sugar and still be healthy?hope its a good alternative not another sneaky ingredients that instead makes your worries less will make your worries more!