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Chocolate With Half the Sugar, More Cocoa Is Coming

  • Swiss firm unveils chocolate with half the amount of sugar
  • Delivering low-sugar chocolate has been a challenge for sector
Barry Callebaut AG chocolate discs.

Barry Callebaut AG chocolate discs.

Photographer: Taylor Glascock/Bloomberg

Confectioners have long tried to create low-sugar chocolate to cater for health-conscious consumers, to little success. Now, one of the industry’s giants says it may have figured it out.

Barry Callebaut AG, which supplies some of the biggest names in food, says it has developed chocolate with half as much sugar than in most of what’s eaten around the world. The new chocolate contains more cocoa and fewer ingredients, and should hit stores in 12 to 18 months’ time, Chief Executive Officer Peter Boone said.