SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Confectionery & Biscuit Processing

News > Ingredients

Read more breaking news

 

 
DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2014

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

By Mark Astley+

07-May-2014
Last updated on 13-May-2014 at 16:12 GMT2014-05-13T16:12:04Z

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market'
Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market'
Loading the player...

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

DairyReporter.com caught up with Ieme Blondeel, product and process development engineer at Barry Callebaut, following ConfectioneryNews.com's Vitafoods Live! debate, Cocoa flavanol science and the potential for better-for-you chocolate.

Barry Callebaut currently holds the property rights to a European Union (EU) health claim, which says that 200mg of cocoa flavanols can "help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow."

While the health claim is largely associated with dark chocolate, Blondeel said that flavored milk and dairy drinks actually present one of the best opportunities for use of the health claim because they have greater "credibility."

"...people relate health to dairy much more than they relate health to dark chocolate," Blondeel told DairyReporter.com.

Blondeel added that all but one of the dairy companies it approached with the concept "thought it was brilliant" and that work is underway at many dairies to bring milk-based beverages featuring the health claim to market.

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of war on sugar

Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Confections hold steady in face of the war on sugar

Despite significant headwinds generated by the escalating war on sugar and increasing consumer preferences...

Fairtrade to review cocoa premium against farmer income study

Fairtrade to review cocoa premium against farmer income study

Fairtrade International plans next year to review its minimum price and premium for certified...

FiE 2015: Our best bits

FiE 2015: Our best bits

Our teams of journalists were out in force at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) last...

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan

KitKat white space opportunities in China, Vietnam and Pakistan, says Nestlé countlines chief

Stewart Dryburgh

Global head of KitKat and chocolate countlines, Nestlé

Malaysia to double palm oil production by 2020

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Kalanithi Nesaretnam

Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels

Sollich talks chocolate: Africa catch-up, Asia and South America boom

Sollich talks chocolate: Africa plays catch-up, Asia and South America boom

Africa’s chocolate market remains a little behind but Asia and South America are booming,...

Snacks and candy blur: NPD and retail fueling, says NCA

Is that a snack or a candy? ‘It’s so blurred now’, says NCA president

Snacks and confectionery have truly blurred from a product perspective and retail slant, says...

Candy innovation: Miniature, flavors but little on health, Euromonitor

Sweet innovation? Candy makers are sticking to what they know, says Euromonitor

For the most part, confectioners have continued to innovate in known areas like flavor,...

Cargill to launch new stevia sweetener for chocolate and candy

Cargill to launch new stevia sweetener for chocolate and candy

Alyssa Leyva

Global commercial manager of stevia, Cargill

Sugar Reduction: What’s next? At IFT, companies weigh in

How will added sugar labeling change the market? At IFT, companies weigh in

The controversial requirement to list added sugar on the nutrition facts panel has divided...

Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food, EverSweet, at IFT 2017

VIDEO: Cargill R&D VP talks ‘processed’ food: ‘All food is made of chemicals’

To many consumers, ‘processed food’ is just another term for ‘junk food.’ It’s hard...

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend among seniors: pladis

Biscuits are capitalizing on the health trend, especially among seniors, says pladis

The biscuit category changed in Britain in 2016 amid consumer demand for healthier indulgences,...

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm...

Bosch Packaging Technology biscuits Interpack

Bosch: Biscuit makers face production challenges in portion control packs

Andreas Schildknecht,

global product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology

GEA Aquarius BunchWrapper wrapping machine

GEA sees rise in label-on-stick lollipops

Angelic van der Rijken,

product manager, , GEA Aquarius lollipop equipment,

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

GEA debuts Comas and Imaforni processing lines

Marco Gandini,

VP, head of bakery applications, , GEA

Treofanphthalate-free packaging and mineral oil barriers

Treofan turns to phthalate-free packaging films and mineral oil barriers

Jürgen Schischko

Technical service director, Treofan

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...