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All-Natural Sweeteners Becoming a Candy Land Demand
Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sweet-toothed consumers are looking for all-natural sweetening alternatives in their candy, and according to, sweetener suppliers are listening.

Philippe Levresse, head of Roquette’s Confectionery Technical Services, says that the top nutritional claim for new confectionary products is sugar-free. Reduced-calorie confections also are high on the demand list.

Sweeteners such as honey are being used as alternatives in candy, especially chocolate. Levresse says that even though naturally sweetened confections still are a niche market, it’s definitely a growing one.  Since honey has a long history as an all-natural sweetener, it’s an easy choice to add to candy.

According to a National Honey Board survey of 423 consumers, 44% said they have bought lozenges sweetened with honey, and 27% would buy honey sweetened lozenges in the future. Hard candy ranks a quick second at 24%, but has more room for growth with 36% of those surveyed saying they would buy hard candies sweetened with honey.

Filling the body with natural energy, honey has 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, which makes it an ideal way to satisfy candy lovers’ sweet cravings.

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Consumers crave candy with honey
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Consumers love honey in their candy, especially lozenges and hard candies. According to a survey conducted by the National Honey Board, 44% of consumers have bought lozenges sweetened with honey, and 27% would buy lozenges sweetened with honey. The survey was conducted via 423 consumer interviews with the primary shopper in a household.

For hard candies, 24% of consumers have bought the product sweetened with honey, and a further 36% of consumers say they would by hard candies sweetened with honey.  Jelly beans also ranked high on consumers’ wish lists for honey sweetened products, with 41% of consumers saying they would buy jelly beans sweetened with honey.

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