Your Health

Sweet and healthy

In the chocolate that Cavalier favours, there is no glucose, granulated sugar or fructose added. However, we all love sweet things and our taste buds demand more sweet things than are recommended in a healthy diet. That is why Cavalier went in search of alternative sweeteners in order to keep all the good qualities that cocoa beans possess and to sweeten the bitter cacao taste in a way that fits a healthy and natural lifestyle. It is therefore of the utmost importance to choose well from the large range of sweeteners. Sweeteners differ in numerous ways: sweetening power, taste and texture, energy release, their effect on blood sugar and their effect on the body (e.g. no tooth decay).

All sweeteners are different

We can largely divide sweeteners into two different groups, i.e. the intensive sweeteners (release no or negligible amounts of energy and have no effect on blood sugar) and extensive sweeteners (often from a natural source and for the most part release little energy and have a limited effect on blood sugar, and above all have a sweetening power that is roughly the same as that of sugar).

Unlike most polyols (extensive sweeteners), sweeteners from Stevia do not have a laxative effect. Sweeteners from Stevia are intensive sweeteners.

What’s more, our own dieticians, food engineers and chocolate confectioners, supported by the Universities of Ghent & Leuven, KHBO and the KAHO Ghent, are continuously looking to further optimise the products, in terms of both taste and health.