Nestlé have announced that they will be stepping up to the sugar challenge.
This will mean that around 10% of sugar from our much-loved products such as: Aero, After Eight, Breakaway and other world favorites will be cut by 2018.
The drop in the amount of sugar used will see around 7,500 tonnes of sugar removed from products across its brands.
Nestlé have said that they will compensate the loss of sugar with higher quantities of existing ingredients or, other non artificial ingredients and insuring that products are below a certain amount of calories.
Fiona Kendrick, chairman and CEO of Nestle UK and Ireland said:
“Our confectionery brands have been enjoyed in the UK for more than a century and we know that if we can improve these products nutritionally, provide more choice and information for the consumer, together with other categories, we can have a significant impact on public health.
“Nestlé is at the forefront of efforts to research and develop new technology that makes food products better for our consumers. These innovations will help us to reduce sugar in confectionery when they are combined with other, more common methods like reformulating recipes and swapping sugar for other, non-artificial ingredients.
“Making these improvements to our products is key to us delivering better choices for our consumers while retaining the same great taste that they know and love.”
Nestle have also said that they set to remove 35 billion calories from products through this scheme.