Chocolate candy bars are very popular and everyone has their own favorite, but don’t be surprised if there are some changes in their taste. Why? Let us find out.
Some sweet-toothed Americans may not be in favor of the change in the candy bars made by manufacturers, particularly Nestle, since these manufacturers are removing artificial flavorings from their products like Crunch, Butterfinger, Oh Henry!, Raisinets, and other chocolate treats. The Nestle is determined to remove artificial ingredients to answer the desires consumers who are into healthier foods. Experts say that the company is now more interested in their financial health than the health of those Americans with sweet teeth since the demand for healthy foods with lesser calorie content had escalated.
By the middle of this year, the company will have their newly improved candy treats on the shelves of every store. Report say that the company has stopped including artificial flavors and colors approved by the Food and Drug Administration in its more than 250 chocolate products. “We know that candy consumers are interested in broader food trends around fewer artificial ingredients.“ stated Doreen Ida , Nestle USA Confections and Snacks President. “We never compromise on taste.” She added. Although, the caramel coloring will still be used in nine of the 250 chocolate products which is not included as a color additive in the certification.
Although it has been said that manufacturers should not include children in their target market on candy or soft drinks, “Taking out artificial ingredients is not the same as making something healthy,” stated Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of public health at the City University of New York. He also added that with or without artificial flavoring, sweets still have high sugar content with no real nutrient offerings. “The result is the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, with a new wave of heart disease likely to follow,” she added.