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    Formulation solutions for plant based chocolate milks

    15 August 2018

    Wouter Stomph, from Olam Cocoa, spoke with FoodIngredientsFirst about its latest cocoa concepts and formulation solutions for plant-based alternatives within chocolate milk. The demand for plant-based proteins is being pushed up as more people look for a high protein diet and move away from animal-based proteins. The challenge comes with flavors and the technical aspects of the proteins. At IFT, Olam presented a pea-protein based chocolate beverage with pumpkin seed protein as well. Innovators used a dark red cocoa powder that Stomph describes as “really vibrant” and able to round off very well some of the bitter and off flavors linked to the pea protein.