DSM 公司針對美、法、墨、阿根廷與澳洲等 5 國家之 5000 位消費者進行糖分消費偏好調查研究。發現近七成之消費者因健康消費意識之增長，減少對糖分之攝取。但不同型態產品呈現的偏好結果有差異；飲品有超過4成的消費者偏好無糖；優格因適口性問題，4成消費者偏好低糖甚於無糖。研究顯示，消費者雖偏好兼具健康之產品，但產品適口性仍為食品消費關鍵。
Do consumers prefer low sugar or no sugar? It depends on the product…Almost two-thirds of global consumers are concerned about sugar intake – but the choice between low-sugar and sugar-free depends on the food or drink category, according to a new report from DSM.
The report surveyed a total of 5,000 people in five countries: France, the United States, Mexico, Argentina and Australia. It found that interest in low-sugar and sugar-free products was high in all countries, as was awareness of the detrimental health effects of too much sugar, including weight gain and poor management of type 2 diabetes.
The survey found that demand for zero sugar products was highest in the soft drinks category, with 41% of global consumers having bought sugar-free soft drinks, compared to just 20% who had bought sugar-free flavoured yoghurt or sugar-free juices.
But reduced sugar claims were most popular in the yoghurt category, with 40% of consumers having bought low-sugar flavoured yoghurt, compared to 29% who had bought low-sugar juices and 26% who had bought low-sugar carbonated drinks.
This could have far-reaching implications for product development, DSM said.
“Understanding what drives this aspect of different decision making per category may hold promise for manufacturers launching products that offer no-sugar options in low-sugar strongholds and vice versa,” it said.