Beneo Introduces Sustainable, Tooth-Friendly Candy Concepts

January 28, 2011

Sustainability and health are concepts that can extend to the confectionery category, says Beneo (Mannheim, Germany).

Sustainability and health are concepts that can extend to the confectionery category, says Beneo (Mannheim, Germany). The brand will unveil new concepts using its sweeteners alternatives and other ingredients at the upcoming confectionery trade show ISM on January 30 to February 2.

According to the Beneo, “green,” or sustainable, candies are becoming increasingly popular. The company will unveil new concepts such as Amoretto, an amaretto-flavored candy, and Cobeca, a coffee candy, that require no additional packaging thanks to the low hygroscopicity offered by Beneo’s Isomalt sugar replacer. Beneo says that a naturally derived ingredient like Isomalt can also help reduce a product’s carbon footprint.

The company will also showcase concepts using its Palatinose sweetener, which the company says is the only fully digestible disaccharide on the market to offer tooth-friendly benefits, in addition to processing benefits. The ingredient is low glycemic (GI=32) and provides prolonged energy in the form of glucose for muscles and the brain.

Other ideas will include replacing titanium dioxide in candy coatings with rice starches, using Isomalt and Orafti inulin to reduce the sugar in chocolates, and using natural replacements for artificial coloring.