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    Novel Coloring System for Chocolates

    12 March 2014 Barry Callebaut’s IBC brand, specialized in color and printing technology for food applications has launched Power Flowers, a revolutionary method to color chocolate, fillings & compound chocolate. Made from tempered cocoa butter and 40% coloring agents, the Power Flowers enable food professionals to make their own colorfully personalized creations.

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Barry Callebaut


With annual sales of about CHF 6.7 billion (EUR 6.1 billion / USD 6.8 billion) in fiscal year 2015/16, the Zurich-based Barry Callebaut Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products – from sourcing and processing cocoa beans to producing the finest chocolates, including chocolate fillings, decorations and compounds. The Group runs more than 50 production facilities worldwide and employs a diverse and dedicated global workforce of close to 10,000 people. The Barry Callebaut Group serves the entire food industry, from industrial food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate, such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakers, hotels, restaurants or caterers. The two global brands catering to the specific needs of these Gourmet customers are Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®. The Barry Callebaut Group is committed to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025 to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods. It supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation in its goal to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future.

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Food Ingredients News 02 March 2018

Ruby chocolate’s artisanal debut: Callebaut launches solution for chocolatiers in Belgium

02 Mar 2018 --- Belgium will be the first market where ruby, the fourth chocolate category, becomes available for artisan chocolatiers and chefs. Callebaut Finest Belgian Chocolate ruby RB1 – the first ruby chocolate produced in Belgium by the Callebaut chocolate makers in Wieze – goes on sale in the country in early April 2018. Later on, other countries will follow.

Business News 01 March 2018

Barry Callebaut launches Indonesian sustainable cocoa farming pilot program

01 Mar 2018 --- Cocoa giant Barry Callebaut is starting its first-ever “Forever Chocolate” pilot program in one of the world’s key growing regions, Indonesia, where theories of change will be put to the test in a bid to speed up a systemic change in cocoa farming.

Food Ingredients News 23 February 2018

Nestlé rolls out new luxury version of KitKat

23 Feb 2018 --- KitKat fans in the UK and Ireland will soon have a new way to enjoy confectionery as Nestlé has launched KitKat Senses, indulgent KitKat chocolates in three new, luxurious flavors: hazelnut, double chocolate and salted caramel.

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12 December 2017

article image Successfully reducing sugar in chocolate NPD – Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut is highlighting several solutions to reduce the sugar content in chocolate. “We try to make sure that, next to improving the nutritional profile of the chocolate, we keep it an indulgent product, because ultimately that’s what consumers are looking for,” says Sofia Popova. One of the ways to do it is to use polyols like maltitol instead of sugar. However, it can have unpleasant side effects. Therefore, Barry Callebaut believes that a better solution is to partially use polyols, but then replace the rest of the sugar with some fiber blends. These fiber blends normally come from natural sources and allow the chocolate to keep a very nice mouthfeel, taste profile and aroma, creating an indulgent taste experience.

08 September 2017

article image Hedonistic Indulgence in Chocolate

According to research performed by consumer agency Haystack, Ruby chocolate meets consumer needs in a way no chocolate has ever done before. This fourth type of chocolate offers a totally new taste experience, Barry Callebaut reports. Ruby chocolate has an intense taste and characteristic reddish color. The ruby bean is unique because the fresh berry fruitiness and color are naturally present. Bas Smit speaks to FoodIngredientsFirst about Hedonistic Indulgence. 

08 September 2017

article image Innovation Through the Ruby Cocoa Bean

Ruby chocolate is made from the Ruby cocoa bean and through unique processing Barry Callebaut has unlocked the fruity flavor and vibrant color of Ruby, naturally present in the cocoa bean itself. The cocoa beans can be found in many different regions of the world. The bean has a specific set of attributes, which Barry Callebaut has managed to unlock through an innovative process that took several years to develop. “The bean we use you can find everywhere and anywhere, that’s what makes Ruby chocolate so exciting and innovative because it is already here on the planet. At the time we didn’t know what to do with it, like many innovations, but a few years ago we started to work on it and it came together in the perfect way,” Herwig Bernaert, Director of Global R&D at Barry Callebaut,  tells FoodIngredientsFirst.

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