Rogers Sugar Inc., parent of Lantic Inc., one of the leading sugar manufacturers in North America, and DouxMatok, a food-tech company and pioneer in the development of efficient flavor delivery technologies, announced a strategic collaboration to deliver a unique sugar reduction solution based on cane sugar, to food companies in North America. DouxMatok’s solution, which was validated in multiple consumer tests and professional panels, is expected to be available to the food industry in the United States as of 2021.
DouxMatok’s solution is based on real cane sugar and, therefore, has the same sensorial profile, taste and other functionalities as sugar. Its patented technology works by maximizing the efficiency of sugar delivery to the sweet taste receptors, enhancing consumers’ perception of sweetness. This allows for considerable reduction in sugar content, while retaining the same taste consumers know and love. The solution offers a wide range of applications, including: cookies, cakes, confectionery and chocolate. DouxMatok’s technology platform is backed by 24 granted patents and has been developed for over six years by a leading multidisciplinary team of scientists.
Over the past two years, Lantic and DouxMatok have worked together to transition this innovation from pilot testing to successful commercial scale manufacturing within Lantic’s existing sugar refining business, making industrial volumes already available. The companies are working collaboratively with selected food companies to support the development of new products as well as the reformulation of existing products with less sugar, more fibers and proteins to secure overall better nutrition.