Low-calorie chocolate products could lead to market growth

01/6/2014 | ConfectioneryNews.com (France)

Sugar-free chocolate and other low-calorie products will drive the chocolate market, according to Lucintel, which estimates the market will hit $19.3 billion by 2018. The "hectic lifestyle of consumers and innovative chocolate products, doubling as health supplements, chocolate for the diet conscious, low calorie chocolates etc. [will] lead to significant market growth," the market analysts predicted. However, ConfectioneryNews has indicated that sugar-free chocolate will remain a niche market due to the high cost of sweeteners and their supporting ingredients, compared to the price of standard chocolate production.

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