Why candy bars may never be the same again

February 17, 2015 10:31 PM

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Why candy bars may never be the same again

Nestlé USA said it is removing artificial ingredients from its Crunch, Butterfinger, Oh Henry!, Raisinets and other chocolate treats in response to consumer interest in healthier foods. Some experts say the company is more concerned with its financial health than the health of sweet-toothed Americans as demand for lower-calorie and healthier sounding food soars.

The candy manufacturer said on Tuesday that it has removed artificial flavors and colors that are certified by the Food and Drug Administration from more than 250 chocolate products. The new versions will begin appearing on shelves in mid-2015. “We know that candy consumers are interested in broader...

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