Seeking recipe of confectionery coating without added sugar

  • Anonymous Organization
  • From EMEA
  • Very responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

Development of a recipe for confectionery coating without added sugar. The developed product should be healthier than classic waffles with fat filling with sugar and should not be more expensive.

Organization from EMEA

Details of the Innovation Need

Background: The growing incidence of diabetes and obesity diseases is one of the key challenges for global healthcare. Excessive sugar consumption is proved to be the main reason for these tendencies. Reducing the sucrose content and finding its substitutes have been important issues for food and beverage companies for many decades.

Coating is the main semi-finished product of confectionery production. The coating is a finely ground mass consisting of sugar, cocoa products and fat (cocoa butter / cocoa butter equivalents / butter substitutes) and other food components. The mass fraction of sugar in the coating recipe is about 50%. In addition to the function of sweetness, sugar in coating also affects hardness and rheological characteristics such as viscosity and fluidity.

Therefore, the main task today is to find an ingredient to replace sugar as a structure-forming agent and filler and to develop a finished product based on it, which can be produced in an industrial scale. At the same time, this ingredient or a complex of ingredients should be close to sugar in cost or be cheaper. The sweetness in the coating is supposed to be created by natural high-intensity sweeteners (stevia, sweet proteins, etc.), which must be added in fairly small quantities due to their high sweetness.
Product Requirements:


List of parametersUOMValue
1Taste and smell-Pure, with a pronounced sweet chocolate taste
2Consistency-Solid, homogeneous, without tangible particles of cocoa products, dry dairy products and other ingredients
3Colour-Dark brown
4Mass fraction of total dry cocoa residue%min. 15
5Degree of grinding%min. 92
6Mass fraction of fat%min. 38
7Structural viscosityPa/sec1-3
8Yield strengthPa8-12

Additional informations:

- the raw cost of confectionery coating without sugar should not exceed the raw cost of a similar coating with sugar (on the market of innovations call solver);

- all ingredients used to replace sugar in the developing recipe must have a glycemic index of no more than 10.

Method of control of the obtained result:

- preparation and provision to the customer of the final report with recipes, characteristics of raw materials, a detailed description of the technological process of production (technological stages, parameters, equipment), cost calculation.
- confirmation of the developed formulation and technology shall be the reproduction of the product by the specialists of our company.

Discarded solutions

  • Were developed recipes with using polyols (maltitol, isomalt, erythritol, polydextrose) and dietary fiber (inulin and oligofructose), as well as using allulose and tagatose.

Related Keywords

  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food & feed ingredients
  • Food and Beverages
  • Health food
  • Foodstuffs Intended For Special Nutritional Uses
  • sugar
  • confectionary

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One of the largest food manufacturer with + 25 years presence on the market. The company employs approximately 18 thousand people and has 16 factories, its annual turnover is more than $3 billion

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