Sugar Substitute

Sweeteners for sugar-free gum

Special Edition - Beyond sugar: Hitting the sweet spot

Chewing over sweeteners for sugar-free gum

By Oliver Nieburg

Stevia leaf extract and unblended xylitol offer the strongest potential for sweetening chewing gum, according to experts.

“It’s very difficult to get an intense sweetener from a natural source; while the need exists. That explains the success of stevia leaf extract,” says Cargill sugar confectionery specialist

Special Edition - Beyond sugar: Hitting the sweet spot

Hard and sweet: The elusive candy promise

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Between laxative effects, clean labeling and GM, ConfectioneryNews takes a walk through the different sweetener options for hard, soft and jelly candies and the associated pros and cons for each.  

Stevia is a green plant orginating from the border area between Paraquay and Brazil

Stevia: The Holy Grail or fail for chocolate?

By Oliver Nieburg

When stevia sealed EU novel foods approval in December 2011 it was heralded as the holy grail of sweeteners, but has it lived up to all the hype for chocolate?