New Stevia-Based Syrup Replaces High Fructose Corn Syrup in Beverages

February 4, 2013

Stevia Blend Syrup specifically replaces HFCS 55.

Steviva Brands, a marketer of stevia-based and bulk-ingredient sweeteners, has introduced a stevia-based syrup blend to replace high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in beverage.

Stevia Blend Syrup specifically replaces HFCS 55. Importantly, the company says, thanks to its proprietary combination of extracts, natural flavors, and thickeners, Stevia Blend Syrup creates a mouthfeel identical to corn syrup and a sweet flavor profile with no aftertaste.

“The challenge for beverage manufacturers has been to cut calories and deliver the flavor and mouthfeel of traditional soft drinks,” says Thom King, president of Steviva Brands. “Flavor matching, including replicating the sweetness temporal profile of HFCS, is critical for consumers to switch from regular sodas to diet drinks. Because this syrup is optimized to provide sweetness and body, it is a no-added sugar ‘magic bullet’ for sweetening beverages.”

He adds that the blend is shelf-stable and pH stable, making it suited for acidic beverages like soft drinks.