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'Stevia launches in beverages drove a large percentage of the over 1000 stevia launches we saw globally in 2012': PureCircle VP Jason Hecker

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Beverage launches driving stevia-sweetened product growth: PureCircle

By Mark ASTLEY

The number of stevia-sweetened products launched around the world in 2012 'nearly doubled' compared to 2011 – a figure that leading stevia manufacturer, PureCircle, attributes to a recent steady stream of naturally-sweetened beverage launches.

'Visualization' of the structure of sucralose (Picture Copyright: Christopher Chen/Flickr)

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Sucralose and stevia steal sweetening show for US beverage developer

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Stevia and sucralose are the best natural and non-natural sweeteners on the US market, according to one beverage developer, with savvy formulators able to iron out the former’s aftertaste issues.

Use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel

BEVERAGEDAILY.COM SPECIAL EDITION: SWEETENER INNOVATION

Monk fruit makes headway…but still faces aftertaste issues: Mintel

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Mintel analyst Laura Jones tells BeverageDaily.com that use of monk fruit as an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener has tripled in the past five years, but says she believes it still has taste issues to overcome.

US products to be covered by Nestlé's sustainable cocoa program

LIVE FROM SWEETS AND SNACKS EXPO IN CHICAGO

Nestlé Cocoa Plan to expand to US products

By Jenni Spinner

Nestlé USA announced at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) show that the company is expanding its Nestlé Cocoa Plan responsible sourcing program to its American product offerings.

Adventurous flavors in the premium segment include Limoncello chocolate from Baci Perugina

Live from Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago

Candy trends take spotlight at industry event

By Jenni Spinner

At the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, new confection and snack products on display reflect what flavors, ingredients and categories candy consumers are hungering for.

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