Bulk sweeteners03 Apr 2017 The application of bulk sweeteners across food & beverage launches has grown steadily in the last few years and features a positive average annual growth (CAGR 2012-2016), highlighting potential for further NPD using such ingredients. Sorbitol is applied in 7 out of 10 food & beverage launches tracked using bulk sweeteners. Maltitol and xylitol are the second and third most used bulk sweeteners, well behind sorbitol. From 2012-2016, polyglycitolsyrup features the highest CAGR (+18.2%) among all bulk sweeteners. Therefore more new product launches featuring this sweetener are expected.