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'Breakthrough' will make chocolate healthier

By T.K. Randall
December 1, 2016 · Comment icon 9 comments

Kit-Kats and other chocolates should end up with less sugar in them. Image Credit: Scott Ehardt
Swiss food giant Nestle has found a way to reduce sugar in chocolate by 40% without affecting the taste.
It's good news for those of us looking to reduce our sugar intake without having to give up sweets and it could lead to a whole new range of healthier foods that are just as good as the originals.

Nestle, which is currently attempting to secure a patent for its new idea, explained that the breakthrough involved changing the structure of sugar so that it tastes sweeter.

As a result it is possible to reduce the amount needed without any perceivable difference in taste.

Products using the new type of sugar are set to begin appearing in shops by 2018.

Source: Independent | Comments (9)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
Great news!  I wonder how long it will take some group to say the new crystal form is dangerous?   The picture is kind of funny.  It shows a Kit-Kat which is made in the U.S. by Hershey's through a license.
Comment icon #2 Posted by XenoFish 6 years ago
Wilford likes that idea.
Comment icon #3 Posted by kobolds 6 years ago
i though we already had dark chocolate?
Comment icon #4 Posted by LoveDuet 6 years ago
Kit Kat is owned by Nestle and is manufactured all over the world by them. They have only granted Hershey a license in the U.S. to make it there, not actually own it; so it is still a Nestle product.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Susanc241 6 years ago
Please, please, let me live long enough to benefit from this! I only eat dark chocolate in small amounts anyway, but it would be nice to be able to have the odd indulgence without wrecking my low sugar diet completely! There is a god after all! 
Comment icon #6 Posted by clare256 6 years ago
I've been craving a candy bar for sooooo long. Can't wait!
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
My point is will Hershey have to also license the new chocolate as part of the Kit-Kat agreement?  Licensing a candy is like "owning" a DVD or Blu-Ray.  You never own any movie you buy.  You own the disc it's written on and packaging , but not the files..It's a life time license until the copyright isn't renewed which virtually never happens.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Farmer77 6 years ago
Healthy chocolate 
Comment icon #9 Posted by AdealJustice 6 years ago
lol i NEED to get me some.

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