Crush Dynamics, a Canadian-based agtech company with a mission of upcycling agricultural side-streams, announced the development of an ingredient that allows for deep sugar reduction in chocolate applications. This plant-based solution, responsible for 30%-50% sugar reduction, delivers a smooth texture and well-rounded sweetness and labels simply as “grape puree”.

The ingredient was developed using a patented fermentation process on grape derivatives and allows food manufacturers to reduce sugar and sodium while enhancing flavor and increasing shelf-life across many different food and beverage applications.

Crush Dynamics will be attending the Future Food-Tech Summit in San Francisco, March 16-17 with Purdys Chocolatier, one of Canada’s largest and best-known chocolate producers, where they will be showcasing chocolate samples that demonstrate sugar reduction and flavor enhancement. The annual event brings together leading change-makers in the global food and beverage industry to radically rethink our food system.

Crush Dynamics and Purdys continue to collaborate on new confectionery projects.