Chocolate makers launch 'toothfriendly' products
December 23, 2008
by Jeff Gelski
Belgian chocolate makers Daskalides and Chocolaterie Smet have introduced "toothfriendly" chocolate products. They feature chocolate from Barry Callebaut, Zurich, Switzerland, that has received the "Happy Tooth" label from Toothfriendly International, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving dental health and supported by dental associations throughout the world.
Daskalides has launched chocolate bars while Chocolaterie Smet has launched a series of four hollow figurines.
"We only give the Happy Tooth seal of approval to products that are guaranteed safe for teeth," said Albert Bar, director of Toothfriendly International. "All sweets that carry this logo have been scientifically tested by recognized and independent academic institutes for dental health. Their tests demonstrate that the product does not cause dental carries or tooth decay."
Barry Callebaut makes its toothfriendly chocolate through a special production process and composition. Milk proteins replace milk powder. Isomaltulose replaces milk proteins.
For additional information, visit www.toothfriendly.org or www.barry-callebaut.com.here to search that archive.
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