Spanish chocolate and natraceuticals firm Natra has expanded its product line with the launch of a chocolate spread containing stevia.

The milk chocolate and hazelnut spread, which is sweetened with natural, zero-calorie sweetener stevia, will launch in Europe in the first phase, Natra said.

“Consumption trends regarding low-calorie products make foresee its adaptation for other markets in the near future,” the company added.

“The company has developed this product to meet its customers’ demand in the food industry, with whom Natra is promoting partnership agreements for the joint development of new recipes.”