Three reasons to reduce sugar in chocolate
People want to enjoy their chocolate with clear conscience. Yet, they are not willing to compromise on taste, texture or mouthfeel. This tough equation means that chocolate manufacturers are looking for natural ways to reduce sugar in milk chocolate without using artificial sweeteners or losing the rich flavour or smooth texture of regular milk chocolate.
For years, sugar has been the number one nutritional baddie for consumers, even more so than fat. The World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined a recommendation for daily sugar intake as high free sugar consumption has been associated with weight problems and tooth decay. Many countries have also introduced sugar taxes raising the price of products high in sugar.
Valio’s patented technology allows for natural sugar reduction in chocolate
Valio has developed a solution for naturally reducing sugar while giving chocolate that great taste and texture. Valio’s solution is based on fewer carbohydrates coming from milk-based ingredients and replacing sugar with protein.
The global consumer trends of naturality, wellness and clean label can be met by the chocolate industry. Valio has worked with clean Finnish milk for more than a century. Valio’s experts know milk powders and the added value they provide in food manufacturing.
“Valio has developed a solution for naturally reducing sugar while giving chocolate that great taste and texture.”
Katriina LeighCustomer Development Manager Chocolate, Confectionery and Cocoa
Valio webinar: Reduce sugar in chocolate with milk-based protein
Implementation of sugar taxes and the ongoing health and wellness trends have created a hot market for new and innovative products. Watch the latest insights on the use of milk-based protein in sugar reduction from the free webinar video.