Sweeteners

“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.  

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

European sweetener trends: Are stevia mergers on the horizon?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stevia use in new products is booming, while artificial sweeteners still lead the way on a global basis. However, in coming years, market research organisation Canadean foresees a spate of mergers and acquisitions in the stevia industry, to consolidate...