Bensdorp, a Barry Callebaut premium cocoa brand, has introduced Natural Dark, a 100% natural 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 manufacturers to deliver rich flavor in all major applications while offering a clean label.
Bensdorp Natural Dark cocoa powder is being introduced at a time when health-focused consumers are increasingly seeking out premium products that have a short, recognizable ingredient list. Bensdorp Natural Dark cocoa powder’s alkali-free processing hits all the right notes on rich flavor and the deep dark color consumers prefer while retaining its 100% natural credentials.
“We are delighted to introduce Natural Dark after years of development and continuous improvements,” said Steven Retzlaff, president - global cocoa at Barry Callebaut Group. “Our biggest challenge was to create a cocoa powder that not only delivers a natural dark brown color but brings a rich, chocolatey flavor that our customers can confidently use across all major applications.”
The taste palate is a mix of roasted cocoa, spices and a hint of dried fruits giving way to warm notes that blend well with toasted aromas, such as coffee or pecan nuts. Natural Dark can be used in a much wider range of applications than other natural cocoa powders, delivering a unique sensory experience for chocolate lovers everywhere.
Bensdorp Natural Dark will make its debut in the United States at the IBIE trade show, known as the International Baking Industry Exposition, in Las Vegas Sept. 8-11.