GLOBAL May 2020
BLC introduces Sweetolin for ‘guilt-free’ confectionery products with 50% less sugar
Confectionery manufacturers can now offer their consumers quality ‘guilt-free indulgence’ confectionery products with up to 50% less sugar while not compromising on taste.
This is all thanks to Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) latest innovation, Sweetolin, a patent-pending total fat system with solutions in confectionery coatings and filling applications, enabling up to 50% less sugar in the final product.
Holger Riemensperger, VP Innovation and Strategy Development said, “As the company that invented Cocoa Butter Equivalents (CBEs), which are specialty fats that mimic the properties and functionality of cocoa butter in confectionery products, innovation is core to our DNA. Guided first and foremost by the goal to deliver a great tasting experience, Sweetolin is truly cutting-edge in that it is the first innovation that targets sugar reduction through fat.”
“Sugar reduction is top of mind as consumers are increasingly looking for healthier choices with balanced nutritional profiles. A key priority for the industry is to formulate products that offer the same great taste and overall experience with less sugar,” added Rafael Zegarra, Global Marketing Director. Oils and fats play an instrumental role in retaining the consumer’s taste experience in sugar-reduced products. Sweetolin is a total fat system that processes unique combinations of ingredients to preserve the overall taste and mouthfeel that sugar brings to a final product. The integrated formula of ingredients support each other in unlocking natural flavors for an optimal sweet taste experience. Thanks to Sweetolin, the melting property of the final product is optimised, resulting in a higher sweet perception and experience without any lingering off-taste while maintaining the texture and product performance.
Imro ‘t Zand, Global R&D Lead said, “Sweetolin is the culmination of years of lipid and fats expertise combined with a cultivated understanding of our customer’s challenges. It’s a unique opportunity to co-create a tailor-made, ready-to-implement solution together with and for our customers. This is a specialised fat system that can be integrated seamlessly into our customers’ fat processing operations with our R&D support.”
The science behind Sweetolin is backed by BLC’s longstanding expertise and commitment to deliver innovative and tailor-made specialty fat solutions to global food manufacturers. In-house lipid and application expertise enable smooth and effortless co-creation with customers while BLC’s global footprint and integrated supply chain ensure continuous and uninterrupted supply.
Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) is a leading global producer and supplier of sustainable plant-based specialty oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry. It operates as the global B2B edible oils business of Bunge Limited, and its products are used in a wide range of applications from bakery and confectionery to culinary and infant nutrition.



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