Half-year report: Flavor players spread bets, policy hurdles

Jun 2018


Nestlé’s sugar restructuring breakthrough: In March, Nestlé unveiled an innovative sugar reduction technique that is being hailed as a scientific breakthrough because of the way it “restructures” sugar. Researchers pioneered the “Milkybar Wowsomes” range, which has 30 percent less sugar than usual, contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors or flavorings, describing this as the first chocolate bar in the world to use Nestlé’s innovative sugar reduction technique. Nestlé’s work on sugar reduction follows pressure from the UK government on confectionery companies to play their part in cutting down on sugar content.