Chateau D' Lanz Swiss Licorice uses a very small amount of low fructose corn syrup as a part of our recipe. One of the main questions we are asked by customers is why?
While licorice root is naturally sweet, we use beet sugar to help provide a consistent, natural sweet flavor in our candy. During the cooking process, however, the beet sugar is prone to crystalizing. To prevent this crystalization process, we add a small amount of LOW fructose corn syrup to our recipe.Yes, there is a difference between high fructose corn syrup and low fructose corn syrup. Our low fructose corn syrup has a lower glycemic index rating than a pure cane sugar or a high fructose corn syrup. The difference is very apparent when you taste the raw syrup: high-fructose corn syrup is very sweet; low-fructose corn syrup is not sweet. In fact, it has very little taste at all. However, a small amount goes a long way, and has a significant impact on the consistency of texture for our product.