The Move Toward Greater Sustainability and Efficiency

In designing the sleek packaging for EcoSticks, Sugar Foods also had to redesign the caddy that displays the sweeteners on restaurant tables and counters.

With a longer, thinner look, the new EcoSticks wouldn’t fit neatly into the standard rectangular caddy. As a result Sugar Foods is offering a more futuristic and practical design. The new compartmentalized caddy rises up from back to front, sporting a modern curvaceous style that is both appealing and functional.…

Top 10 Eco-Rules for Restaurants

It’s all the rage with an importance so great it could make or break your restaurant. No, we are not talking about kale salads or apple-cured bacon; instead, it’s about turning your restaurant green.

Improving your restaurant’s eco-friendly practices will not only attract more customers, but also will save money and improve your bottom line.…

Aspartame is Safe, the Proof is in the Science

Developed in 1965, Aspartame, one of the world’s most popular zero-calorie artificial sweeteners, has come under scrutiny.  Most of the critics decry Aspartame because it’s categorized as an “artificial” sweetener. However, the truth is federal authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have continually found it to be safe.

Aspartame, which is 200 times sweeter than sugar, is used in more than 6,000 different products including diet beverages, baking and as a common sugar substitute in foodservice – think blue …

Aspartame’s Popularity: The Blue Packet Sweet Success Story

Although discovered in 1965, the calorie-free sweetener Aspartame became popular in the U.S. in the 1980’s.  Today it is found in thousands of foods, but most commonly found on tabletops in little blue packets.

Unique among sweeteners, Aspartame is digested as a protein.  It is completely broken down by the body into its components including amino acids, aspartic acid and other chemicals that are actually found naturally in many fruits, vegetables and dairy products. …

Saccharin’s Popularity Dates Back More Than 135 Years

Think Pink

Saccharin, which is known as the “king of artificial sweeteners,” was the first calorie-free sweetener developed as an alternative to sugar.

Much like other calorie-free sweeteners, Saccharin is much sweeter than sucrose or table sugar, about 400 times sweeter.  This trait has inspired the R&D staff at food manufacturers to incorporate it into a variety of products, such as drinks, candies, cookies, medicines, and toothpaste. …

Baking with Stevia: A Little Goes a Long Way

Many people are looking to cut back on sugar these days; some do it for dietary reasons; some to cut the calories; others may be diabetic.

As a restaurant owner, you can appeal to these customers by cooking with Stevia, the all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener that is considerably sweeter than sugar (about 200 times sweeter).  Stevia, which Sugar Foods has in its green packet, offers the additional benefits of having no carbohydrates and a zero glycemic index. …

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