After ten years of court battle, the company has obtained exclusive rights on the shape of its KitKat. – Joe Pepler / Rex Feature/REX/SIPA

Nestlé has announced that it has discovered a way to reduce up to 40 % the amount of sugar present in the chocolate of some of its products. And this, without changing the flavor of the latter. In a press release published this Wednesday, the father of the Lion, Smarties and other Kit Kat advert, in effect, that its scientists have developed a method to modify the structure of the sugar, and use less to make the chocolate.

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This is a mysterious “natural ingredient traditional” which would make it possible this way to make ” completely new “, says Stefan Catsicas, chief technology officer of the Nestlé group. The good news which comes a few months after the publication of a study showing that young Americans consume three times more added sugars than they should.

The global leader in packaged food products should begin to use the innovation of its researchers as early as 2018. It will be patented. Among the Kit Kat, Lion, Smarties, Nuts, After Eight, Crunch, Quality Street, and other Galak, which are all produced by Nestlé, the company has not however announced which of its chocolate confectionery would benefit from the new process.

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