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Nestle to Cut Down Sugar Contents of Chocolates Using 'Hollow' Sugar

Dec 02, 2016 04:51 AM EST
Nestle found an innovative way to reduce the sugar content of their products without affecting the taste.
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Global chocolate giant Nestle has announced that it has found an innovative way to reduce the sugar content of their products without affecting the taste.

According to the report from CNN, the company has discovered a way to hollow out sugars. These new sugar particles were able to dissolve faster in the mouth, making it possible for the sweet sensation to be delivered faster. With this new sugar particle, Nestle claims that it could cut down the sugar contents of their products by up to 40 percent.

Describing their new breakthrough as "truly groundbreaking research," Nestle's Chief Technology Officer, Stefan Catsicas, was not able to provide specific details regarding their hallowed sugar. The company is in the process of patenting their newest innovation. It is still not clear which brands would receive the new sugars. However, Nestle has announced that it will roll out products made by the altered sugar particles in 2018.

"We want people to get used to a different taste, a taste that would be more natural. We really want to be the drivers of the solution," said Catsicas, in a report from Fortune. "Real food in nature is not something smooth and homogeneous. It's full of cavities, crests and densities. So by reproducing this variability, we are capable to restore the same sensation."

The sugar content of different types of chocolates may vary. While dark chocolate may contain little to no sugar at all. On the other hand, other types of chocolates were made from lots of sugar. White chocolate is typically 60 percent sugar, while milk chocolate is 50 percent sugar.

Nestle assures that it only uses natural ingredients and their new sugar is basically just sugar, not an artificial sweetener like Splenda.

Sugar consumption has become one of the health hazards of average American. The recommended sugar intake is no more than 10 teaspoons a day. However, most Americans devour 30 to 40 sugars a day.

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