FAQ

THE CANDEREL RANGE

How many calories does Canderel contain?
Each of the products in the Canderel rangehave the delicious sweet taste that you would expect fromSugar but with little or no calories. Canderel tablets have zero calories each and our granular product only has 2 calories per teaspoon compared to 20 calories per teaspoon of sugar.
Why do Canderel granular products contain Maltodextrin?
The core intense sweeteners used in Canderel (Aspartame, Sucralose and Stevia) are between 200 and 400 times sweeter than sugar. This means that just a small amount is needed to deliver the equivalence of 1 teaspoon of sugar. Therefore, in order to have 1 teaspoon of sweetener that delivers the same sweetness as 1 teaspoon of sugar a bulking agent needs to be used and Canderel uses Maltodextrin.
What is Maltodextrin and where does it come from?
Maltodextrin is a type of carbohydrate that is completely soluble in our body. It is easily digested in the body. It's widely used as a bulking agent in foods and dry mix products including infant formula. We use non-gmo, gluten free corn based maltodextrin in our formulation.
Why do Canderel Granular products contain 2 calories per teaspoon?
The core ingredients used in Canderel (Aspartame, Sucralose and Stevia) are between 200 and 400 times sweeter than sugar. This means that just a small amount is needed to deliver the equivalence of 1 teaspoon of sugar. Therefore, in order to have 1 teaspoon of sweetener that delivers the same sweetness as 1 teaspoon of sugar a bulking agent needs to be used and Canderel uses Maltodextrin and this contributes 2 calories to each teaspoon of Canderel granular.
Is Canderel suitable for diabetics?
Yes. Canderel does not affect glucose or insulin levels. Thanks to Canderel, people with diabetes can choose from a wider variety of foods and drinks, making it easier to follow nutritional recommendations. Canderel allows diabetics the freedom to enjoy a low calorie alternative to sugar without compromising on taste.
Is Canderel suitable for children?
All products in the Canderel range are suitable and safe for children and infants, however we do not particularly recommend Canderel for infants or very young children (up to the age of three years old). This does not mean that they should never consume foods or drinks made with Canderel; it simply means that growing children need carbohydrates, including sugar, for healthy growth and development. For children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Canderel can be helpful. It allows these children to enjoy sweet things and still maintain their prescribed diet.
Can pregnant women use Canderel?
All Canderel products can all be safely consumed by pregnant women in their diets. However we also remind pregnant women that they need adequate calories to nourish the fetus and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Can nursing mothers use Canderel?
Yes, all Canderel products can all be safely consumed by nursing mothers, but we also remind women that they need adequate calories to nourish the infant and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Is Canderel certified kosher?
Yes, all Canderel products are certified Kosher.
Is Canderel suitable for vegetarians?
Yes, all Canderel products are suitable for vegetarians, however Canderel tablets are not suitable for vegans as the ingredients include Lactose from milk.
How can you manage your weight better with Canderel?
Replacing sugar with a low calorie sweetener can prove extremely useful in helping to maintain a healthy weight. Sweeteners contain very few calories and because they are very sweet, only a tiny amount provides the same sweetness as sugar. Low calorie sweeteners, such as those in Canderel, are available in tablet and granulated forms, making them a highly versatile alternative to sugar. They can be used in cooking, sprinkled on cereals, desserts and fruit, as well as in hot drinks. Canderel has zero calories per tablet, and less than 2 calories per teaspoon, whereas a teaspoon of sugar contains 20 calories.
Is Aspartame safe?
Yes. Aspartame is made from two amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When we consume foods or drinks containing Aspartame the sweetener is broken down to its component parts, which are treated in exactly the same way as if they had come from meat, milk or vegetables. Aspartame brings nothing new to the diet. Its safety has been re-confirmed many times by European Food safety Authority (EFSA).
What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set for Aspartame?
The ADI set for Aspartame by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 40 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kg can safety consume 184 Canderel original tablets a day for the whole life.
Why can I no longer find Canderel Vanilla?
Unfortunately Canderel Vanilla is no longer available in the UK.

COOKING AND BAKING WITH CANDEREL

Can you use Canderel for cooking and baking?
Canderel Ideal For Baking granular is ideal for cooking and baking with superior results at high temperatures andcan be used spoon for spoon in place of sugar in many of your favourite dishes. Remember if weighing out, divide the sugar quantity by 10. Use it for cakes, cookies, muffins, pies and pastries, brownies and cheesecake. It can also be used in frostings, icing, glazes, bakery fillings and toppings. You can also use Canderel granular in savoury dishes that sometimes need a little sweetness, why not visit the for delicious recipe ideas?
Where can I find recipes from Canderel?
You can find hundreds of delicious recipes inside the Canderel Kitchen.
How much Canderel granular do I need to use in my recipes?
There are two ways of measuring the amount of Canderel granular required. Allgranular products measure and sweeten spoon for spoon like sugar or you can divide the amount of sugar required in a recipe by 10 e.g. 100g sugar = 10g Canderel granular. This conversion is the same for Canderel Original, Canderel Ideal For Baking and Canderel – Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia) For tried and tested results, use the recipes specially developed for the Canderel range in the Canderel Kitchen.
Do cooking times vary when substituting sugar with Canderel granular?
Usually recipes made with Canderel granular require a shorter cooking time, especially cakes. Remember to look for visual signs that your recipe is done. The look and feel of your recipe is the best indicator.
Can Canderel granular be used in recipes other than baked products?
Yes. Canderel granular makes a great substitute for sugar when sweetness and flavour is its main role. There are many savoury dishes that Canderel granular can be used in too. For more inspiration visit our recipe area on the Canderel website.
Can I still use the original Canderel range for cooking?
Yes, Canderel is great for cooking and perfect to create delicious quick and easy recipes. Visit the Canderel Kitchen for delicious recipe ideas.

CANDEREL “IDEAL FOR BAKING” AND SUCRALOSE

What has happened to Canderel Yellow?
The Canderel range has been redesigned and Canderel Yellow is now called Canderel – Ideal For Baking. The product is the same, a low calorie alternative to sugar, which has been formulated with a special blend of ingredients including Sucralose. It is an additional range to the Canderel brand with a different taste. This sucralose range is available in tablet format and also in granular. It’s the ingredients in the granular formula that make this perfect for superior baking at high temperatures with sweet results.
How is Canderel “Ideal For Baking” granular different from the other Canderel granular products?
Canderel Ideal For Baking granular is made with a different blend of ingredients that has been specially formulated for cooking and baking at high temperatures. The main difference is that it is made with Sucralose, which is heat stable, so it's great for use at a wide variety of temperatures and baking. The original Canderel range is perfect for simple and easy meals such as sprinkling on fruit or cereal or for recipes that don't require cooking at high temperatures. Find recipes tailored for each product in the Canderel Kitchen.
Why does Canderel now offer a Sucralose product?
Canderel is committed to bringing the most and best tasting choice of low calorie sweetener products to its consumers. Canderel has expanded the portfolio with a Sucralose product in a specially formulated blend which maintains sweetness at high temperatures. Why are the Canderel Yellow tablets now in an orange dispenser? The Canderel Geat Taste With Sucralose tablets are now in an orange dispenser. The product remains exactly the same, with the same great taste.
Why are the Canderel Yellow tablets now in an orange dispenser?
The Canderel with Sucralose tablets are now in an orange dispenser. The product remains exactly the same, with the same great taste.
What is Sucralose?
Sucralose is a non-calorie sweetener made from sugar. It's 600 times sweeter than sugar and has a clean, sweet taste without an aftertaste. Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages. It also works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.
Where does Sucralose come from?
Sucralose is produced from sugar through a multistep manufacturing process. During this process a small amount of chlorine is added which changes the structure of the sugar molecule. This change produces a sweetener that has no calories, but is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Chlorine is present naturally in many foods and beverages that we eat and drink every day. For example; lettuce, mushrooms, and table salt contain small amounts of chlorine.
What types of food contain Sucralose?
Sucralose is being used in a broad range of foods and beverages. Currently, the types of products sweetened with Sucralose include carbonated soft drinks, low calorie fruit drinks and yoghurt.
What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set for Sucralose?
The ADI set for Sucralose by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 15 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kg can safety consume 170 teaspoons of Ideal for baking granular a day for the whole life.
How much Canderel “Ideal For Baking” granular do I need to use in my recipes?
There are two ways of measuring the amount required. Canderel granular products measure and sweeten spoon for spoon like sugar or you can divide the amount of sugar required in a recipe by 10 e.g. 100g sugar = 10g Canderel. For tried and tested results, use the recipes specially developed for Canderel products, available on the Canderel website.
Do cooking times vary when substituting sugar with Canderel “Ideal For Baking” granular?
Usually recipes made with Canderel granular require a shorter cooking time, especially cakes. Remember to look for visual signs that your recipe is done. The look and feel of your recipe is the best indicator.
Can Canderel “Ideal For Baking” granular be used in recipes other than baked products?
Yes. Canderel Ideal For Baking granular makes a great substitute for sugar when sweetness and flavour is its main role. There are many savoury dishes that Canderel granular can be used in too. For more inspiration visit our recipe area on the Canderel website.
How is Canderel “Ideal For Baking” digested by the body?
The ingredients in Canderel Ideal For Baking are metabolised by the body just like other foods. The main sweetener ingredient, Sucralose, is made from a process that begins with sugar but Sucralose is not recognised by the body as a carbohydrate and it is not broken down for energy, so it is calorie free.
Is Canderel “Ideal For Baking” suitable for diabetics?
Sucralose is not recognised as a sugar or carbohydrate by the body. It also has no effect on how the body absorbs and uses carbohydrates in other foods. Sucralose has not been shown to raise blood glucose or insulin levels. Studies have confirmed that Sucralose has no effect on short or long-term blood glucose control for individuals with normal blood glucose levels or for individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

CANDEREL “SWEETNESS FROM A LEAF” AND STEVIA

What is Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf” (Stevia)?
Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is a low calorie alternative to sugar that's made using extracts of the Stevia plant. It is an additional range to the Canderel brand with a great new taste. Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is available in tablet format and also in a granular formula, perfect to add the sweet flavour of the Stevia leaf to hot drinks and everyday dishes.
How is Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf” different from the other Canderel products?
Canderel Sweetness from a leaf (Stevia) has already attracted lots of new users, many of them sugar users who are looking for a new alternative to sugar made from a natural origin but low in calories. The difference between this and other Canderel products is that Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf is made with ingredients of natural origin from the Stevia leaf extract.
What has happened to Canderel Green?
The Canderel range has been redesigned and the Stevia product is now called ‘Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf’. The granules product remains the same, however the tablets formulation has been developed to deliver a new improved taste.
Is Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf” (Stevia) suitable for diabetics?
Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf (Stevia) is suitable for diabetics. Consumption of Reb A (the stevia extract used in the formulation) does not affect blood glucose levels nor does it interfere with insulin. Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf helps normalize diabetics' diets, offering them greater variety and flexibility in budgeting their total carbohydrate intake and allowing them to satisfy their taste for sweetness without affecting blood sugar or insulin levels.
Why is Canderel now offering a Stevia product?
Canderel is committed to bringing the best tasting and most choice of low calorie sweetener products to its consumers. Canderel are therefore expanding their portfolio with a Stevia product to offer a wider variety of products to suit the varied tastes and choices of its consumers.
What is Stevia?
Stevia Rebaudiana is a herb in the Chrysanthemum family which originally grew wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. It has been used for centuries as a sweetener in South America. Several natural substances can be derived from the Stevia plant; one of these is Reb A the sweetest natural component of the Stevia leaf, which is used to make Canderel sweetness from a leaf
What is Rebaudioside A?
Rebaudioside A, or Reb A as it is commonly known, is the sweetest of all the natural compounds in the Stevia leaf. After the leaves have been dried and milled they are steeped in fresh water, in a method similar to brewing tea, to unlock Reb A. It is then purified further and blended with natural flavors and a carrier, which help give Canderel a clean, sweet taste that closely resembles sugar but without all the calories.
What are Steviol Glycosides?
The sweet tasting components of the Stevia plant are called Steviol Glycosides. Steviol Glycosides can be isolated and purified from the leaves of the Stevia plant and are more than 200 times sweeter than sugar.
What types of food contain Rebaudioside A?
As well as serving as a tabletop sweetener, Reb A is also used to sweeten many food products globally, including teas, soft drinks, juices, yogurt, cereals, and salad dressings.
What is the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) set for Steviol Glycosides?
The EU Scientific Committee for Food has set an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for Steviol Glycosides, expressed as steviol equivalent, of 4 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kgs can safety consume below amounts every day for the whole life.
Canderel sweetness from a leaf Tablets: 53 tablets a day
Canderel sweetness from a leaf granular: 76 teaspoons a day
How much Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf” granular do I need to use in my recipes?
There are two ways of measuring the amount of Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf granular required in recipes. Canderel granular measures and sweetens spoon for spoon like sugar, or you can divide the amount of sugar required in a recipe by 10 e.g. 100g sugar = 10g Canderel Granular. For tried and tested results, use the recipes specially developed for each of the Canderel products available in the Canderel Kitchen.
How is Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf” digested by the body?
The Ingredients in Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf are metabolised by the body just like other foods.
It’s Reb A extract is naturally calorie free because it is not absorbed by the body and therefore has no nutritional value. Naturally sweet, no calories and no carbohydrates, Stevia extracts can be used to sweeten hot drinks, dairy products and fruit salads. It's a great alternative for avoiding the calories of sugar while delivering indulgence and sweet taste from nature.
How do I use Canderel “Sweetness from a Leaf”?
Use Canderel Sweetness from a Leaf as you would use sugar in your everyday foods. It can be used to replace sugar when cooking, sprinkled over cereal, fruit and desserts and in hot drinks. Canderel is not recommended for making jam due to the high boiling temperature.

OTHER CANDEREL QUESTIONS

Why have there been changes made to packaging for Canderel?
The Canderel range has been redesigned and therefore you might notice a difference with some of the images and product descriptors. Each of the products still provide the same great taste!
Why has some of the information on the packaging changed?
The Canderel packaging has been updated to accommodate new EU packaging regulations and fully complies with the latest guidance.