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Bunge Loders Croklaan partners with Natra to co-create the ultimate chocolate experience in spreads
October 29, 2020

Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC), a global leader in specialty oils and fats for the food industry, and Natra, one of the leading companies in Europe specializing in chocolate products and cocoa derivatives, have joined forces on a tailor-made solution that delivers real chocolate taste.

The companies are passionate about innovation, combining their joint market knowledge with BLC’s lipid expertise and Natra’s chocolate know-how to develop a solution that enables a more balanced nutritional profile without compromising on the sensory experience. 

In this long-term collaboration BLC leverages its state-of-the-art processing capabilities in its Neuss facility to create an innovative solution to achieve optimal functionality, combining ingredients from both manufacturers. This combined solution is then used by Natra to create chocolate spreads for its confectionery customers, already winning contracts with two large confectionery producers. As well as in spreads, the product can also be used as a functional ingredient in confectionery fillings and bakery fillings.

Product benefits:

  • Reduced SAFA levels, up to 30% less SAFA depending on final formulation
  • Soft spreadable texture
  • No oiling out 20-25⁰C
  • Glossy appearance
  • Texture stability, no recrystallization
  • A range of textures can be achieved
  • Real chocolate taste

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