Re­duced su­gar

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Though it’s what we love about the taste of cho­co­late, its sweet­ness and high su­gar con­tent means it is not a par­tic­u­larly healthy snack choice. The de­sire for ‘healthy’ cho­co­late has in­spired cho­co­late man­u­fac­turer Nestlé to pro­duce a ‘struc­tured su­gar’, re­duc­ing their su­gar con­tent in cho­co­late by as much as 40 per cent. Spray­ing milk, su­gar and water into warm air pro­duces a sub­stance sim­i­lar to the su­gar used to make cot­ton candy. The struc­tured su­gar is more por­ous than typ­i­cally used sug­ars and there­fore dis­solves on the tongue faster. Rather than sim­ply re­duce the amount of su­gar in cho­co­late, Nestlé have en­gi­neered the su­gar crys­tals to form in a dif­fer­ent way to re­duce their pres­ence even more. The com­pany has re­cently used this method to create their Milky­bar Wow­somes treats, the first of many that will con­tain less su­gar.

Struc­tured sug­ars are por­ous and re­sem­ble the su­gar of can­dyfloss

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