Barry Callebaut will demonstrate how it keeps growing its expertise in developing healthy yet delicious products and continues to respond to evolving modern day consumer needs. The company offers a ‘free-from’ range including dairy-free chocolate, as well as alternative sweetener solutions such as its Sweet by Fruits™ chocolate – a chocolate integrating a sweetening solution entirely derived from fruits. During the HIE Barry Callebaut’s alternative sweetener range can be discovered at the company’s booth.
Lactose-free, dairy-free – a range of chocolates that everybody can enjoy
The increased awareness of allergies and food intolerances has boosted the popularity of the ‘free-from’ food category. People with food intolerances are constantly looking for a healthy treat with suitable ingredients and exquisite taste. Dietary restrictions are no longer an obstacle to enjoy the rich flavors of chocolate. As part of its wide ‘free-from’ range, Barry Callebaut now also offers exquisite lactose-free milk chocolate with a similarly tempting milky taste as regular milk chocolate, but without lactose.
And there’s more! Barry Callebaut has also developed a milk chocolate alternative using rice powder – without any milk-based ingredients. Rice powder is an ideal milk powder substitute: it is neutral in taste compared to other dairy substitutes, giving the end product a light, creamy, milk-chocolate-like flavor. In addition, its fine particle size creates a texture and flavor experience identical to traditional milk chocolate. For this delicious dairy-free chocolate, Barry Callebaut carefully selected all the ingredients: non-genetically-modified rice powder, fibers, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, sugar and natural vanilla flavoring. The traditional exquisite taste of Barry Callebaut’s chocolate is thus obtained without milk powder, milk proteins, butter oil or any milk derivatives.
Preserving a rich taste without artificial sweeteners
There is also great news for consumers who are looking for a healthy but sweet treat with ingredients from a natural source and an exquisite taste: Barry Callebaut created chocolate with Stevia extract (steviol glycosides), combining modern-day technology with the unique sweetening characteristics of the Stevia plant.
Furthermore, Barry Callebaut’s Sweet by Fruits™ chocolate offers all the best from Mother Nature: It is made from carefully selected cocoa and delicately sweetened by only 100% natural sugars derived entirely from fruits, including apples and grapes. The pure sweet fruit extract used to sweeten this chocolate contains the complete sugar profile from the original fruits and nothing else, no additives, zero preservatives and no chemical modification.
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