R&D Is Crystalline Fructose a Sweet Deal for Health Drinks? Feb 02, 2009 A recent LATimes.com article asks: Is crystalline fructose a better choice of sweetener? More and more health and energy drinks are sporting crystalline fructose as an ingredient. Is this a sweet deal or is trouble brewing? Free Subscriptions E-Newsletters Digital Editions Food Processing Digital Edition Access the entire print issue on-line and be notified each month via e-mail when your new issue is ready for you. Subscribe Today. foodprocessing.com E-Newsletters Receive updates on news, products and trends that are critical to the food and beverage industry. Subscribe Today.