Bunge Loders Croklaan develops system targeting up to 50% confectionery sugar reduction

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Netherlands-based group Bunge Loders Croklaan has claimed a major industry breakthrough for the confectionery sector in developing a system offering up to 50% sugar reduction in product ranges.

According to the company, its latest solution, Sweetolin, has been devised without compromising on taste, which is a patent-pending total fat system with solutions in coatings for sweets and fillings applications.

Speaking about this latest innovation, Holger Riemensperger, VP Innovation and Strategy Development said: “As the company that invented Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs), which are specialty fats that mimic the properties and functionality of cocoa butter in confectionery products, innovation is core to our DNA. Guided first and foremost by the goal to deliver a great tasting experience, Sweetolin is truly cutting-edge in that it is the first innovation that targets sugar reduction through fat.”

Sugar reduction is top of mind as consumers are increasingly looking for healthier choices with balanced nutritional profiles. A key priority for the industry is to formulate products that offer the same great taste and overall experience with less sugar.” added Rafael Zegarra, Global Marketing Director. “With exactly this in mind, Sweetolin is designed to meet the specific needs and ambitions of our confectionery customers and will help them deliver sugar-reduced innovations without compromising on the taste and indulgence true to their brands.”

Oils and fats play an instrumental role in retaining the consumer’s taste experience in sugar-reduced products. Sweetolin is a total fat system that processes unique combinations of ingredients to preserve the overall taste and mouthfeel that sugar brings to a final product. The integrated formula of ingredients support each other in unlocking natural flavors for an optimal sweet taste experience. Thanks to Sweetolin, the melting property of the final product is optimised, resulting in a higher sweet perception and experience without any lingering off-taste while maintaining the texture and product performance.

“Sweetolin is the culmination of years of lipid and fats expertise combined with a cultivated understanding of our customer’s challenges. It’s a unique opportunity to co-create a tailor-made, ready-to-implement solution together with and for our customers. This is a specialised fat system that can be integrated seamlessly into our customers’ fat processing operations with our R&D support.” said Imro ‘t Zand, Global Innovation Lead.

Developed by Bunge Loders Croklaan, the science behind Sweetolin is backed by longstanding expertise and commitment to deliver innovative and tailor-made specialty fat solutions to global food manufacturers. In-house lipid and application expertise enable smooth and effortless co-creation with customers while our global footprint and integrated supply chain ensure continuous and uninterrupted supply.

Source: confectioneryproduction.com