Trends in artificial and natural alternatives to sugar.


Sweeteners: Sweetening the world

Natural, sugar-free sweeteners continue to grow, but using them in lieu of sugar still isn’t a perfect process.
Sugar and sweeteners may seem like they’re being under attack, with rising health concerns as well as the FDA’s proposal to include a separate “added sugars” line on nutrition facts labels. But not all sweeteners are created equal.
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How much sugar really is too much?

IFT panel discusses inconsistent sugar recommendations and the questions they raise.
Confusion exists not only among consumers, but among experts as well, with regard to the role sugar plays in the diet.
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Sweetening Consumers’ Candy Choices

Ongoing debate about sugar intake sparks renewed interest in sugar-free, reduced-sugar confections.
There is a growing movement among consumers and food activist groups to reduce overall sugar consumption.
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Using polyols to cut calories, sugar

Food and confectionery technologists moderate their approaches to sugar and fat reduction.
A much more moderate approach — the reduction of calories through partial fat replacement and a 30-50 percent reduction in sugar — has led to more consumer friendly products.
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Healthier Food Options

A recent Nielsen report shows that consumers are calling for healthier options from food manufacturers. Do you think consumers will actually buy healthier versions of their favorite candy and snacks if they’re made available?
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Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

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Kettle Awards

Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website


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