As some of you may know, a lot of chocolate bars and confectionery snacks are getting healthier. Whether it’s through portion sizes or swapping of ingredients. Now, Nestle have said they have a breakthrough in sugar substitutes – cutting product sugar content by 40%
Nestle have announced their plans and we are intrigued by the news. They will be cutting refined sugar and taking a healthier approach to their sweet treats. They intend to use the white pulp that covers cocoa beans as a natural sweetener. Previously, pulp was assumed to be a waste product and has been disregarded, and of course refined sugars added.
This change is supposed to reflect a change in customers’ palettes and what they want to buy. Japan will see a new dark chocolate bar soon as part of the KitKat Chocolatory launch, and this will follow in the UK in 2020.
There is also the ability to use this with the milk and white chocolate variaties.
Nestle have said that there has been years of research behind this, to realise the potential of the natural pulp’s flavouring. This was down to a chance discovery in 2006.