Taste

Taste

The taste that changed an industry 

To us, it's elementary.

Great sweet taste 

Time/intensity measurements demonstrate that the sweetness profile of SPLENDA® Sucralose is very similar to that of sugar.

One thing that everyone agrees on is that taste is the most important factor in any food or beverage product. SPLENDA® Sucralose has reshaped the sweetener landscape in just a few short years by offering a solution for consumers looking for healthier options and great sweet taste.

Replacing some or all of the sugar in a product doesn't mean your consumers have to sacrifice taste. SPLENDA® Sucralose is a high quality sweetener, with a taste profile very similar to sugar. It also maintains its sweetness over a long shelf life - unlike some other no-calorie sweeteners.

What's more, SPLENDA® Sucralose works well in combination with other sweeteners, both nutritive and non-nutritive, to create optimal flavour blends.

Taste

At 5% sugar equivalence, typical of sweetened tea and coffee, SPLENDA® Sucralose displays a similar onset and sweetness duration as sugar.

Flavour
Flavour

In addition to sweetness, sweeteners possess a number of other attributes that give rise to overall flavour.

To compare the flavour profiles, equisweet solutions of SPLENDA® Sucralose and sugar, equivalent to 9% sugar and prepared in water at neutral pH, were evaluated by a 12-member taste panel. The key taste attributes were assigned a score rating by each individual member and then the scores were averaged. The results are shown in the chart on the left (flavour profiles of SPLENDA® Sucralose and sugar), confirming that the flavour profiles of SPLENDA® Sucralose and sugar are very similar.

Furthermore, SPLENDA® Sucralose has been shown to maintain its sweetness and flavour throughout the shelf life of food and beverage products, without the development of off-flavours.

Intensity
Intensity

SPLENDA® Sucralose is a high-quality sweetener with a sugar-like taste and a sweetening power of approximately 600 times that of sugar. As with other high-potency sweeteners, the relative sweetness intensity of SPLENDA® Sucralose compared to sugar varies with concentration and formulation.

The chart shows a dose-response curve for sucralose in plain water. This gives the approximate levels of SPLENDA® Sucralose needed to provide a certain sweetness level in water and shows that, in this case, the sweetness factor ranges from about 700 to 420 times that of sugar. The relative sweetness intensity (or sweetness factor) can also be influenced by a number of other factors including pH, temperature and the presence of food ingredients such as gelling agents, starches and fats. Allowances for these differing sweetness factors need to be made when formulating different food products.

Unbeatable versatility

The unique qualities of SPLENDA® Sucralose make it a versatile partner that can meet the most demanding applications. From beverages and candy to health and wellness products, SPLENDA® Sucralose is the ideal choice to make your sweet products taste great!