Discovered in the 1960s, isomalt is made from sucrose and looks
much like table sugar. It is white, crystalline and odourless.
Isomalt is a mixture of two disaccharide alcohols—gluco
mannitol and gluco sorbitol. Products made with isomalt have
the same texture and appearance as those made with sugar.
Because the same amount of isomalt is used in products as
would be used if they were sweetened with sugar, isomalt containing
products have the same appearance and texture as those made
Found in boiled sweets, toffee, lollipops, fudge, wafers, cough
drops, throat lozenges, and a wide variety of other products.