Nestlé’s New Type of Sugar

d8a38c9f-6e3d-4ec5-817a-e6007eff5610-699-000000de56a6c64a_tmpNestle has created an innovative way to reduce the amount of sugar in their candy recipes. “Reformulated sugar” will be used as a substitute sweetener. But what exactly is it?

“It is sugar,” said Nestle’s chief technology officer Stefan Catsicas, “but it is assembled differently so it can disassemble easily in your mouth with less going into your gastrointestinal tract.”

Reformulated sugar allows you to savor the sweetness of the candy without paying for it later.
Casticas compared the two types of sugar to a shoebox. A normal grain of sugar would be like a solid box made of sugar. A reformulated grain would be more like a hollow shoebox.

The new sugar is meant to to cut back the amount of sugar in Nestle’s confectionary line by up to 40%.

Nestle has already mentioned that they will not use reformulated sugar to sweeten soda. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener commonly used in diet sodas, has long been a source of concern for the health-conscious public.

Though there has been no conclusive studies, rumors warn aspartame users of the sweetener’s carcinogenic effects.

As a result, I suspect some people will be weary of reformulated sugar. Ideally, the new sugar will be a big step towards healthier, tastier candy. Hopefully, there won’t be any long term adverse effects.

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The Big Deal About Organics

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The Big Deal About Organics

Nowadays, the term organic describes much more than the way food is processed. In this health-crazed age we live in, organic has become a lifestyle. Within that lifestyle lies a niche that you as a candy company can explore. This is the big deal about organics.

And what better way to explore that niche than with organic candy? Here at Quality Candy, we recently launched our first line of organic products. But before we go any further, let’s quickly break down why organic food is so important to many health conscious consumers.

Organic ingredients are grown without the use of non-organic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, ionized radiation or genetic modification.

When food is genetically modified, the result is an organism that grows bigger, faster and more resistant to pesticides. Genetically modified foods can even be engineered to contain their own preservatives! You don’t have to be a genius to see why so many GMOs are grown every year, but what happens to the consumer?

The Organic Consumers Association

According to the Organic Consumers Association, the number one cause of deteriorating public health amongst adults and children is genetically modified organisms. Genetically engineered ingredients are found in most processed foods in the U.S., even in products labeled “all-natural.” These ingredients are untested and, when consumed, leave behind genetically modified material that may cause long-term health effects.

In fact, according to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, genes inserted into genetically modified soy can transfer into the DNA of healthy bacteria living inside our bodies.

Health effects aside, consumers’ biggest worry about GMOs is a lack of transparency. Products containing GMOs are not required to be labeled so many people consume them without knowing. Everyone should have the right to know what he or she is putting inside his or her body, especially if it’s detrimental to one’s health.

The bottom line is that organic food is simply healthier than genetically modified food. It doesn’t hurt that it tastes better too. Still, many people remain unaware of the dangers of GMOs so please share this post! Make sure to follow Quality Candy on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for our latest blog entries. Our next post will talk about how carrying organic candy can help improve your company’s sales.