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Nestle's New Process Will Make Chocolate Sweeter With Less Sugar

Nestle's new chocolate-making process will reduce sugar content by up to 40 percent.

By Ethan Weston | November 30, 2016

Chocolate might be getting a bit more healthy. 

Nestle — the company behind candy bars like KitKat and Butterfinger — says it's found a way to reduce sugar in chocolate by up to 40 percent.

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The company says its new process alters the structure of sugar to make it sweeter, so it'll need less. 

The company claims its new method will mimic natural, unprocessed foods by distributing sugar less uniformly throughout the chocolate. 

The discovery comes at a good time for Nestle as some countries — and a few U.S. cities — have started implementing sugar and soda taxes. 

SEE MORE: Soda Is About To Get More Expensive In Some Cities

Nestle's chief technology officer says the company will begin selling products using the new process next year.

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