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Kit Kat Will Limit Sugar Content By 10% Next Year To Promote Better Choices [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 09, 2017 10:02 AM EST

Nestle has announced that their Kit Kat, Yorkies and Aero products will contain only 10 percent sugar by 2018. They aim to use around 7,500 tons less sugar.

The manufacturer said that the sugar will be replaced with higher quantities of other existing ingredients and other non-artificial ingredients. Calorie contents of these products will also be limited and kept below a certain amount, according to the Chronicle Live.

Nestle Chairman and CEO of Nestle UK and Ireland, Fiona Kendrick said they wanted to help have a significant impact on public health. Kit Kat has been a popular confectionery brand worldwide and has even been used as gifts. It has been enjoyed for centuries and the company wants to improve the quality of their products nutritionally to provide more choice and information for the consumers.

According to the BBC, "Nestle is at the forefront of efforts to research and develop new technology that makes food products better for our consumers." Kendrick added that making these improvements to Nestle products is the key to delivering better choices for consumers worldwide and at the same time retain the same quality and great taste that loyal consumers all know and love.

Just last year, Nestle said their researchers had made a scientific breakthrough by discovering a way to structure sugar differently so that only 40 percent less is use. Indeed this innovation will help Nestle with their goal to reduce sugar levels not only in Kit Kat chocolates but with other products.

By next year, Kit Kat Chocolatory stores can freely put in as much Kit Kat into their recipe designs without having to worry about calorie contents and sugar levels. People will no longer hesitate to indulge in their favorite treats. This can help lower down obesity, limit the risk of high blood sugar and develop diabetes that can cause more damage to the body.

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