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Cambya sugar replacer helps manufacturers reformulate sweet spreads and filling

January 11, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Photo: B.T. Sweet

B.T. Sweet is helping manufacturers create tasty hazelnut and chocolate spreads with less sugar. The company provides sweet spread, filling, and coating companies with a way to meet their sugar-reduction targets without compromising on flavour qualities.

Cambya is a plant-based, one-to-one drop-in sugar replacer for use in multiple food applications. The proprietary formula, based on soluble fibres, monk fruit, and select botanicals, is a 1:1 equivalent to sugar both in function and flavour, while acting as a source of naturally derived beneficial fibres. It eliminates the need for masking agents. It is ideal for lowering sugar levels in confectionery, cereals and ice cream. Most importantly, it does not leave any lingering aftertastes, the company said.

B.T. Sweets’ food technology team and chief confectioner tested the sweetening platform in several spread formulations with the goal of creating low sugar spread applications that cut the sugar load by at least 50 per cent to meet clients’ requests. The challenge was to perfectly mimic the flavour, colour and texture of a top traditional sweet spread, without any change to the mass of the product. The company carried out extensive sensory lab testing and trialled the products among children and their parents.

“Kids are the primary market for chocolate spreads, birthday cakes, cookies filled with cream and similar products,” said Dagi Pekatch, founder and chairman of B.T. Sweet. “We received excellent feedback from them.”


There is no need for additives to keep the same weight of the product. A low-sugar spread made with Cambya has a rich, chocolatey, nutty taste with a creamy sensation, without adding any colours, preservatives or added flavourings. It is enriched in fibre and low in calories.

Cambya’s sweetening platform allows food companies to reformulate their spreads, as well as other products, with less white sugar. Manufacturers can completely switch to B.T. Sweet’s natural sweetening system or balance it with sugar and other sweeteners according to desired levels without any adjustment to the recipe.

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