sweet science

We find creative solutions through science to make the world a "little bit" healthier. Have you never heard of some ingredients? Here you can find out everything about our ingredients.

Nuts and other natural fat sources

Peanuts (Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Butter) - Salted Peanut Caramel Vegan, Peanut Butter Jelly
Not only are peanuts incredibly tasty, but they're also rich in valuable plant-based protein, healthy fat, and a variety of important nutrients that can have a positive impact on our health. In fact, peanuts are an ideal source of plant-based protein, providing excellent support for your daily protein intake.
In addition to their high protein content, peanuts are rich in important vitamins and minerals such as biotin, copper, manganese, folic acid, vitamin E, niacin, phosphorus, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These nutrients can help improve and maintain our health.
Studies have shown that eating peanuts can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of obesity. There are many reasons for this: On the one hand, peanuts quickly trigger a feeling of satiety due to their high fiber content, which means that fewer calories are consumed. On the other hand, they are a source of insoluble fiber, which helps to prevent obesity.
In short: peanuts are not only a tasty snack, but also a healthy and nutritious choice for a balanced diet.

Hazelnuts - Hazelnut Cacao, Crunchy Nougat
Hazelnuts are an excellent source of plant-based protein, especially for vegetarians and vegans. With a protein content of around 12 percent, they can help meet your daily needs for this important nutrient. In addition, hazelnuts also contain an abundance of fiber, which can aid digestion and increase overall well-being. In addition to their protein and fiber intake, hazelnuts also offer an impressive array of essential nutrients. These include calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper and selenium. These minerals play an important role in maintaining optimal health. Hazelnuts are also high in various B vitamins and vitamin E, which provide important health benefits. An Italian study has shown that consuming hazelnuts can help lower blood cholesterol levels due to their high content of healthy fats.
In short: hazelnuts are little powerhouses that are high in protein, fiber and a variety of important nutrients.

Roasted Almonds - Coconut Almond
Almonds are a great source of nutrition because they pack healthy fats, protein, and fiber. In addition, they are rich in important nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin E, which provide a variety of health benefits. One fascinating property of almonds is that studies have shown that the body wastes 10 to 15 percent of calories. This is of particular interest to people who are watching their weight, as it means that despite their high calorie content, almonds may not lead to weight gain. Research from Purdue University found that eating almonds can help curb appetite due to their high protein and fiber content. Instead of gaining weight from eating extra fat, study participants automatically cut calories during their main meals because they were already full from the snack.
In summary, almonds are an excellent source of nutrition as they contain healthy fats, protein and fiber as well as being rich in important nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin E. Consuming almonds can help reduce calories and control weight due to their satiating effects.

Coconut (Coconut Oil, Coconut Flakes) - Coconut Almond, Caramel-Cacao
Coconuts are a mineral-rich food that primarily contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Of particular note are the medium-chain fatty acids found in coconuts, which can be broken down quickly and efficiently by the body, making them an easily digestible food source. In addition, these fatty acids ensure a long-lasting feeling of satiety. With 9 grams of fiber per 100 grams, coconuts are an excellent source of fiber and provide almost a third of the recommended minimum of 30 grams per day. As a result, they help to promote healthy digestion and ensure a good level of satiety that lasts for a long time.

Cocoa (cocoa butter, cocoa nibs) - caramel cocoa, coconut almond, crunchy nougat
Cocoa beans are a veritable superfood that protects the body from free radicals with rich minerals such as magnesium and iron as well as a variety of antioxidants. The numerous natural plant pigments (flavonoids) in cocoa beans also contain those that can fight viruses and inhibit inflammation. Recent studies have shown that cocoa not only lowers blood pressure but can also regulate blood sugar levels. This is mainly due to certain plant pigments (catechins) that are responsible for these positive effects.

sugar substitutes

Erythritol - Coconut Almond, Caramel Cocoa
Erythritol is a sugar substitute that is particularly beneficial for diabetics. It has almost no calories and is absorbed in the upper digestive tract, so it rarely causes digestive problems and does not affect blood sugar levels. It has only 60 percent of the sweetening power of conventional table sugar. Erythritol is naturally present in small amounts in fruits, vegetables and cheese. It is produced by biotechnological processes from carbohydrates such as dextrose or table sugar. While excessive consumption of sugar upsets the balance in the gut and can allow “bad bacteria” to take over, the opposite is true for sugar alcohols like erythritol. Sugar alcohols can even have a positive effect on the intestinal flora and promote the growth of "good intestinal bacteria" with their prebiotic effect. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363527/

Maltitol - Coconut Almond, Caramel Cocoa
Maltitol is a sugar substitute made from corn or potato starch. With about half as many calories, it still contains almost as much sweetening power as regular sugar. Maltose does not affect the insulin level, which means that diabetics can also consume it without any problems. In studies with human volunteers, the sugar alcohol maltitol was also able to promote the growth of healthy bifidobacteria and thus have a positive (prebiotic) effect on the intestinal flora. Because it is only partially metabolized by the body, maltitol can have a laxative effect if consumed in excess. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363527/

Sorbitol, or sorbitol, is a sweetener made from cornstarch but also found naturally in many types of fruit. It only slightly affects the blood sugar level, which makes it suitable for diabetics. Because sorbitol is only partially metabolized by the body, excessive consumption can have a laxative effect. Like erythritol and maltitol, sorbitol is one of the sugar alcohols and has a prebiotic effect, meaning it can have a positive effect on the intestinal flora and promote the growth of "good intestinal bacteria". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6363527/

Sucralose - Salted Peanut Caramel, Crunchy Nougat, Peanut Butter Jelly
Sucralose is a common sweetener that is about 600 times sweeter than sugar. It is not metabolized in the body but excreted unchanged. It is made from sugar but is 100% calorie-free and can be used in tooth-friendly products and for calorie reduction. There are myths about possible negative effects of sucralose on the human body, but these have been disproved by numerous scientific studies.

fiber blend

Oligofructose is a type of soluble fiber that is not broken down by the gut. It sweetens about 30 to 50% as much as normal sugar and has a very good health image. It promotes "good" bacteria in the gut, supports the absorption of calcium and magnesium and can regulate blood sugar. Oligofructose is found in many foods such as onions, artichokes, asparagus, wheat, oats and bananas. Industrially it is obtained from chicory root (Cichorium intybus).

Polydextrose is a soluble dietary fiber that is tasteless and used in foods as a substitute for sugar, starch and fat. This creates a lower-calorie alternative to the corresponding food. The main benefit of polydextrose is its nature as a soluble fiber. Studies have shown that soluble fiber promotes the development of "good" bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium in the digestive tract, which in turn supports immune system function and good digestive tract health.

Dextrin (Wheat)
Wheat dextrin is a soluble fiber made from wheat starch. The same benefits apply to dextrin as to other soluble fibers. A 2004 study in the "European Journal of Nutrition" shows that wheat dextrin improves the absorption and retention of minerals and nutrients in the body and supports immune system function. Dextrins, no matter what they're made from, are always gluten-free. Due to its positive properties, dextrin is often found in baby food. We use dextrin in our sugar-free caramel cream, among other things, because of its properties and great consistency.

Important additives

glycerin XNUMX%
The fatty substance glycerin is a natural substance that occurs in all cells of living organisms. From a chemical point of view, glycerine is one of the sugar alcohols and has a slightly sweet taste. Glycerin is used in food to retain moisture. After all, who wants a dry bar? Glycerine is obtained from vegetable fats, in our case we chose coconut oil as the basis. Glycerin is considered completely harmless and is also regularly used in organic products.

Lecithin (from sunflower or soy)
Lecithin is a component of animal and plant cell membranes and belongs to the group of phospholipids. In the human body, lecithins are involved in various metabolic processes, are an important component of cells and are considered to be particularly relevant for our nervous system. Lecithin also contains choline, which plays an important role in fat metabolism. Soy lecithin is safe for the body and many people take it as a dietary supplement for its health benefits. Lecithin is important in food production because it helps mix liquids that don't normally combine evenly, such as water and coconut oil. That is why it is also called a natural emulsifier.

High in tocopherol Extracts
Tocopherol is a form of vitamin E and is used in foods and infant formulas to protect them from harmful oxidation. Extracts containing tocopherol are obtained from the seeds of oil-bearing plants. Vitamin E is important for health and, for example, also helps to protect our body's cells from damage caused by oxidation.

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