Ingredient Hot List: Sweeteners

January 30, 2023
Ingredients Flavor Trends

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As rising prices continue and the search for natural and better-for-you additions reign on, consumers are searching for value in their sweetener of choices. As these alternatives are often met with consumer uncertainty and conflicting information, today’s shoppers are searching for guidance and knowledge on their sugar intake through products they’re consuming. From more widely used options like honey and stevia to up and coming sweet additions like date syrup and demerarra sugar, let’s see what’s sweet in this space as we check out what’s new, what’s hot, and how consumers feel about the sweet world of sugar substitutes.

A Quick Look at Today’s Sweetener Ingredients:

  • 62% of consumers would like to know more about the differences between sugar/sweeteners
  • 70% of U.S. consumers chose to limit sugar consumption when buying groceries according to a recent survey
  • A few sweeteners of interest in this space include: Honey, Stevia, Demerara Sugar, Monk Fruit and Date Syrup


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