Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced the launch of its latest new dairy-free and plant-based solution, Dairy-Free Compounds, under its namesake brand. This new chocolate product innovation joins Barry Callebaut’s North American existing Plantcraft range of dairy-free chocolates, nuts, cocoa powders, and cacao fruit experience ingredients. Offering a wide selection of sustainable, dairy-free and plant-based ingredients, Barry Callebaut has product solutions that satisfy the growing demand for plant-based solutions, particularly among millennials and centennials.
The Barry Callebaut Brand’s new Dairy-Free Compound introduces a versatile, new solution set that’s 100% plant-based and 100% dairy-free. Made in fully segregated production facilities that do not handle dairy, the portfolio offers a range of shelf-stable dark compound suitable for the confection, snack and bakery segments, with a dark low melt chunks offerings for the ice cream market. The full range includes:
Dark Dairy-free EZ Melt Compound - easy workability and a higher melt-point for various applications, including molding, enrobing, drizzling, bottoming, or even panning.
Dark Dairy-free Compound Chip / Chunk - is ideal for baked goodies such as cookies and is also a decadent addition to trail mixes or other snacks.
Dark Dairy-free Compound Soft Chunk - ideal for plant-based or allergen-free ice cream & frozen dairy applications for added texture.
Dark Dairy-free Compound Soft Shaped Chunks - ideal for brands desiring a customized inclusion to relay a theme or accent to their product.
Dark Dairy-free Bulk Liquid - ideal for large-scale molding, enrobing, drizzling, bottoming with easy workability.
With these dairy-free and plant-based solutions, the application possibilities are endless for confectionery, ice cream, bakery & snacks. Food manufacturers can elevate their brands and expand their product lines with indulgent plant-based creations that meet today’s increasing demand for vegan and plant-based options.
“To support the plant-based revolution, we’re thrilled to introduce our latest offering, Dairy-Free Compounds,” said Laura Bergan, director Barry Callebaut Brand. “Recent successful plant-based launches met market demands with a flavor-first mentality, focusing on taste. At Barry Callebaut, we’ve taken the plant-based opportunity to a new level elevating products on indulgences that happen to be plant-based. We’re excited to see the industry expand product lines and introduce new innovative creations to cater to everyone’s lifestyle choice across different generations.”