Fine Food Exhibitor Lakanto Australia Wins 2021 Product of the Year

Dec 17, 2020

Fine Food Australia exhibitor and natural sweetener company, Lakanto Australia, have just won Product of the Year as Ones to Watch in Natural Sweeteners for their Classic and Golden Monkfruit Sweeteners, resulting from a survey of over 1000 Australians.

“Having only launched last year we are incredibly proud and so happy our Australian community are loving our products,” says David Wingate, Sales and Marketing Manager for Lakanto Australia.

Back in 2012, the Australian Bureau of Statistics survey showed that on average Australians consume more than twice their recommended daily intake of sugar.

Since then, with issues like diabetes and weight management continuing to be a major concern, natural sweeteners have been on the rise. The trend is seeing consumers actively looking for ways to reduce their added sugar intake and turning instead to natural alternatives.

Proudly endorsed by I Quit Sugar and brand ambassador Luke Hines, Lakanto Australia is in the midst of growing their range and availability of products that cater to the lifestyles of today. From low carb and keto to vegan and diabetic friendly products, Lakanto aims to help consumers replace their sugar without compromising on taste.

“It has been quite a journey, starting a few years ago when we compiled the FSANZ application to permit Monk Fruit extract for use in Australia,” continues Wingate, “This award confirms we took the right action and consumers want Lakanto to be available here.”

The Story of Lakanto

In the early 1990s, the company’s Japanese founder, Shota Saraya, a diabetic, was searching for a sugar-free, natural sweetener that would not compromise his health. His journey led him to the mountain highlands of Guilin, where he was introduced to the legendary Monk Fruit, it was exactly what he was looking for.

In 1995, Lakanto was created to help people around the world quit sugar, to lose weight, help control blood sugar, and live a healthier life. Lakanto is a unique blend of high-purity Monk Fruit Extract and non-GMO erythritol.

They still grow and harvest Monk Fruit in the pristine and remote mountain highlands of Asia according to traditional and environmentally-friendly methods.

Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a global healthy lifestyle, low carb and keto following for its sweetener and related products enabling consumers to live a #Responsibly Sweet™ life through an all-natural, one for one sugar replacement.

Discover their range of natural sweetener products in the Fine Food Product Directory here.


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