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One big change that's happening in the candy aisle: Nestle is cutting sugar in its chocolate by a whopping 40 percent, according to the New York Times. Starting in 2018, its chocolate brands—which include Kit Kats, Butterfinger, and Crunch--will all start using a new recipe.
How exactly are they scaling back on the sparkly white stuff while making sure these big-time sellers maintain their taste? Food scientists have reportedly altered the sugar at a chemical level so that less is absorbed in the gut--it will dissolve right in your mouth.
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According to Food Dive, the candy industry as a whole is looking for ways to offer a cleaner label and use healthy ingredients, like Himalayan salt, fruit, and nuts. Mars, for example, made a pledge to replace all its artificial ingredients within five years—a bold move.
As delicious as those Hu Kitchen and Pure 7 chocolate bars are, having better-for-you options at a lower price point is a major step for the wellness world. And it shows the power of the consumer in a big way.
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Speaking of sweet stuff, have you heard about how people are getting high on cacao? And these are the 10 best healthy dark chocolate bars.