Bites from the Bench: As part of a series of testing of sugar replacement in everyday snacks with TruSugr™, we will be posting weekly results. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram to stay on top of news.
Week 6: Reduced-Sugar Cake
The sugar replacement TruSugr™ challenge series continues with the staple of celebrations – cake. Whether in cupcake or sheet cake format, cake is a classic dessert meant to be shared.
For our testing, we focused on diminishing and/or eliminating the sugar in two types:
- a vanilla sheet cake
- a chocolate sheet cake
Both of these cakes are mimicking a top selling cake-in-a box, bake-yourself brand. Fully eliminating the sugar proved to be more of a challenge because of texture and color concerns. We found the most similar to store-bought cakes in the following reductions.
Reduced-Sugar Cake (RS):
- RS Vanilla Cake 40% less sugar: Same balanced fluffy texture as full sugar control. The taste-profile is nearly identical to the original store-bought with an even vanilla flavor throughout.
- RS Chocolate Cake 50% less sugar: Richer in mouthfeel. Gives a rich dark chocolate taste, with a strong chocolate finish. The texture of the cake is a touch thicker, resulting in a more fudgier and decadent tasting experience.
- RS Vanilla Cake: cost-savings is nearly at 43% as compared to full sugar
- RS Chocolate Cake: savings of nearly 21% % as compared to full sugar
For all those celebrating later summer birthdays and weddings, this sugar-reduced slice is for you!
What is TruSugr™ ?
TruSugr™ is a high-quality sugar replacement that includes our patented and patent-pending bitter blocker component. Many sugar substitutes have a lingering after-taste. Our taste technology erases that aftertaste, allowing the sweetness to shine.
What are the benefits of TruSugr™ ?
- The low usage rates ends up saving customers money, while providing the health benefits top tier CPG companies want.
- With the concerning recent news of sugar substitutes like aspartame and sucralose, TastesNatural™ is proud to provide a safer sugar replacement.
- Significantly more sustainable than beet sugar or cane sugar.
- Tooth-friendly and has a glycemic load of zero.
- TruSugr™ comes in an easy-to-mix fine powder form.
- Proven success in a variety of applications, and our in-house R+D team offers input on formulation, helping to streamline customer’s time and resources.
With “around 91% of consumers influenced by sugar-reduction claims,” and an option like TruSugr™, what are you waiting for?
As the slogan says, We Make Healthy Taste Good™.
Test it for yourself (for free) and experience better taste, naturally.
Previous Results of Sugar-free and Reduced Sugar Testing:
- Sugar-free Soda
- Sugar-free Pasta Sauce
- Sugar-free Crackers
- Sugar-free Condensed Milk
- Sugar-free Gummies
- Sugar-free Blueberry Muffin Snacks
- Sugar-free Oatmeal Cookies
- Sugar-free, Dairy-free Milk and Creamer
- Sugar-free Sports Drinks
- Sugar-reduction by 85% in Flavored Syrups
- Sugar-free Chocolate: A Case Study