Monday July 16, 2012
Low-Calorie Chocolate Patent Filed
Northfield, IL — A patent for a lower-calorie chocolate formulation delivering an eating experience similar to that of regular chocolate has been filed by Kraft Foods, Inc.
The recipe is based on findings that structured liquids allow for high moisture levels in chocolate without negatively impacting taste and texture, which could offer a substitute for high-calorie ingredients such as fat and sugar with water, Kraft claims.
The company explains the structured liquid contains only 363 calories per 3.53 ounces, while the same amount of standard milk chocolate contains 550 calories.
Further, the new formulation extends shelf life by lowering water activity in the structured liquid, which contains water that is entrapped in a thermodynamically and kinetically stable state.