CANDY'S MAIN INGREDIENT UNDER ATTACK

NAPLES, N.Y. -- In the war on obesity, it appears that sugar is fast becoming a casualty.d during the first nine months of 2004, including a number of candy items, according to Productscan Online. The review of new products indicates a near tripling of reduced-sugar product launches in the U.S. market since 1999.Recent introductions include a candy cane made of Sweet'n Low; several top-selling kids'

NAPLES, N.Y. -- In the war on obesity, it appears that sugar is fast becoming a casualty.

d during the first nine months of 2004, including a number of candy items, according to Productscan Online. The review of new products indicates a near tripling of reduced-sugar product launches in the U.S. market since 1999.

Recent introductions include a candy cane made of Sweet'n Low; several top-selling kids' cereals; and fruit juices and drinks, according to officials with New Y

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