Nestlé Announces a Major Scientific Change Coming For Its Chocolate Bars

Nestlé has invented a new way to make your favorite chocolates taste even sweeter with less sugar. Dr. Stefan Catsicas, Nestlé's chief technology officer, explained how the company's improved sugar crystals will affect the amount of sugar inside of Nestlé products by comparing the process to a shoe box.

During an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Catsicas "compared a normal crystal of sugar to a shoe box, where the box is made of sugar and everything inside it is also made of sugar. The new sugar, he said, will be processed to have the same sugar exterior — though it may be a globe instead of a box — to dissolve in the mouth. Because less sugar is inside, less goes to the stomach."

Nestlé announced its plans to gradually roll out its distribution of "sugar lite" candies beginning in 2018. Dr. Catsicas says the goal is to reduce the amount of sugar in Nestlé products by up to 40 percent while not losing its sweetness.

We're on board with candy that has less sugar, but aside from wondering whether this new sugar is safe, the most important question is, obviously, will it taste the same?!