A reduced calorie sugar substitute (made from beet sugar) in crystal form for hard candy, confections and baked goods. About half as sweet as sugar with only 2 calories per gram.
Pure Isomalt is used extensively by chefs and sugar artists for crafting decorative sugar-art pieces and garnishment accents. As opposed to regular sugar, Isomalt stays flexible for a longer period of time, has a high resistance to humidity and will not crystallize, resulting in a clearer finished product with a longer shelf life.
As pure Isomalt is half as sweet as sugar, LorAnn's Sugar Free Hard Candy Mix, which is a blend of Isomalt and Splenda, may be a tastier option for making candy intended for consumption.