Nestle 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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