Barry Callebaut has launched Cabosse Naturals, a range of 100% pure cacaofruit ingredients including pulp, juice, concentrate and cascara, a fine flour made from the peel of the fruit.
With Cabosse Naturals Barry Callebaut aims to further unlock the next-gen food and drink category with the “Cacaofruit Experience.” Barry Callebaut’s knowledge and expertise of cacaofruit enables the company to celebrate its fruity taste and natural richness. The cacaofruit ingredients contain nutrients, fibers, potassium and magnesium, and enable brands, artisans and chefs to create juices, smoothies, ice creams, fruit snacks, snack bars, dairy desserts and confectionery.
“Barry Callebaut can harness the whole cacaofruit and celebrate the zesty fruity taste of this delicious fruit,” said Pablo Perversi, chief innovation, sustainability and quality officer and head of gourmet at Barry Callebaut. “With our cacaofruit brand Cabosse Naturals we offer a new palette of opportunities to artisans, chefs and brands, since we bring a brand new, delicious and nutritious fruit experience.”
Living in harmony with the environment, Millennials and Centennials are among the youngest generations of consumers and have distinctive tastes and desires in their food and beverage choices. They are health-minded and environmentally conscious and want their products to be good for them, the planet and its people. They seek tasty, nutritious and honest food and drinks. Cabosse Naturals responds to this need by upcycling the whole cacaofruit – its seeds, pulp and peel (husk).
Cabosse Naturals is also joining forces with the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) to accelerate the development of cacaofruit upcycling. Founded in 2019, UFA is a nonprofit organization focused on reducing food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. UFA aims to build a food system in which all food is elevated to its highest and best use – an ambition shared by Cabosse Naturals.
In the past few years Barry Callebaut has been building a scalable supply chain to craft a high quality range of 100% pure cacaofruit ingredients. “Cacaofruit Experience” was was launched in San Francisco in 2019. Mondelēz International was the first company to introduce “Cacaofruit Experience” in a consumer product under its brand CaPao.