Valio Bettersweet™ – a solution for natural sugar reduction

Valio Bettersweet™ is a service solution that enables natural sugar reduction with up to 30% without touching chocolate’s taste or texture. It also paves the way for ‘without added sugar’ claims.

Application areas: milk chocolate, white chocolate, hazelnut cocoa spread, toffee and cocoa drink powder.

To demonstrate that Valio Bettersweet™ solution works in any milk chocolate, we took the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and human craftsmanship to create the ultimate future-proof chocolate: the Bar.

The trends say it all: We need our treats to treat us better.

The megatrend is here and it’s worldwide: Consumers are constantly looking for less sugary alternatives, also when indulging themselves with chocolate.

Sugar content is the most common nutritional fact that people look at on packages when buying food, but still alternative sweeteners and additives fail to win over consumers’ hearts, minds, and taste buds.

Make the best chocolate with less sugar and no artificial ingredients. Use Valio Bettersweet™.

Instead of using add-ons, we think from the inside out, working from one of the key ingredients in milk chocolate: MILK.

With our unique milk powder solutions chocolate producer can put a 30% less sugar claim on their package, offer better nutritional values and, additionally, also digestive comfort.

We call this solution Valio Bettersweet™

Future-Proof Milk Chocolate Is Here, Developed by Valio Bettersweet™ Solution and an AI

Valio set out to future-proof the chocolate industry facing challenges posed by the health & wellness megatrend. At the heart of this endeavour was a combination of the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology and Valio’s Bettersweet™ Solution.

Milk Chocolate of the Future


Valio Bettersweet™ is the key to natural sugar reduction by 30% without touching chocolate’s original taste or texture.

We work from what is naturally in our most loved chocolate: milk.

Our high-quality milk powders are made with 110 years of Valio expertise and responsible know-how in dairy, using fresh milk from Finnish cows.

We want Better chocolate for every tummy.

This means digestive comfort with no laxative effects and no lactose, but all natural milk minerals, proteins, and vitamins.


Making chocolate Better with Valio means also better business for the whole chocolate company and its partners.

Premium nutrition claim for a premium product

Valio Bettersweet™ allows you to add approved nutrition claims to your chocolate. Something that is also sure to claim the hearts of the premium consumer segment.

Clean label is a clear advantage

Valio Bettersweet™ allows you to leave all artificial ingredients off the label – a clean win for any consumer product.


Valio Bettersweet™ is a research and development service meant to help chocolate manufacturers around the world to innovate excellent chocolate products that meet the needs of today’s customers.

Valio Bettersweet™ service includes application and recipe development support, market insights, regulatory support, and a high-quality Finnish milk ingredient.

Our experienced staff will help you meet your local regulations and help you to make your products premium.

To help chocolate manufacturers estimate the cost effects, profit, and end product price when turning regular chocolate into ’30% less sugar’ chocolate, Valio’s experts have created a Valio pricing calculation model.

Contact us today for a free consultation

Learn how Valio Bettersweet™ works and how it could fit into your product line.

Katriina Leigh

Customer Development ManagerContact our specialist for additional information, technical support and co-creation projects.

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