Which Foods and Beverages Use Sugar Substitutes
A wide variety of products in the market rely on sugar substitutes to help keep calories and grams of sugar down without sacrificing sweetness. And while sugar-free ingredients have long been essential to formulating weight loss and sports nutrition products, sugar substitutes like stevia can now be found in all kinds of snacks, ranging from ice cream to chocolate bars. This shift reflects consumers’ growing awareness of sugar in products and preference for better-for-you snack options.
Food and beverage products in the market that contain sugar substitutes include:
- Soft drinks
- Energy drinks
- Functional beverages
- Sports nutrition beverages
- Meal replacement shakes
- Nutrition and snack bars
- Frozen desserts
- Sweet baked goods
- Breakfast cereals
- Jams and jellies
Meeting Consumer Demand for Healthy Nutrition
It’s especially important for manufacturers selling in these categories to be aware of how consumers’ expectations are changing. Total sugars and added sugars matter, especially for snacks, and even one gram less can make a product stand out as a healthier choice. In addition, sugar-free ingredients that are natural are becoming more important than ever.
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