Barry Callebaut introduces Bensdorp Natural Dark – a flavorful, 100% natural, dark cocoa powder Bensdorp, the premium cocoa brand of Barry Callebaut, introduces Natural Dark, a 100% natural and flavorful dark cocoa powder with a superior taste experience. In a consumer test the new Natural Dark cocoa powder was approved by consumers from all over the world. It enables food… Read more »
Researchers presenting at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) have provided an insight into how they believe the health benefits of eating dark chocolate occur, reporting that certain bacteria in the stomach ‘gobble’ the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart.
Cocoa powder demand appears to be on a rebound, as indicated by strong second-quarter grind data both domestically and globally, even if cash powder prices have yet to reflect a turnaround and remain at four-year lows. Cocoa bean futures prices have risen about 10% since late June.
A new dark cocoa powder aims to deliver an indulgent rich taste for bakery goods, but also cut costs by reducing the product’s overall cocoa content, claims ADM.
Volatility in cocoa prices was the prompt for the development of a new cocoa replacer for bakery applications that enables savings of up to 40 per cent, said UK supplier Fayrefield Foodtec.