Barry Callebaut has expanded its North American plant-based portfolio by adding dairy-free organic chocolate.
Barry Callebaut is amplifying its entire plant-based range, called Plant Craft, in time for the 2022 Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Dairy-free organic chocolate caters to the growing demand for vegan and dairy-free solutions within the sweets and snacks industries. Consumers are more mindful and educated about their purchases, and it will be crucial for food manufacturers to consider how their products impact personal and planet health. A recent survey showed that 81 percent of consumers are seeking chocolates that not only taste great but are also "good for me and good for the planet." This insight was uncovered by Barry Callebaut’s new report, "The Future of Indulgence," which will be unveiled at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Dairy-free organic chocolate joins the entire plant-based portfolio, including the recently launched dairy-free compound, classic dairy-free chocolates and cocoa powders, as well as a range of nut solutions. The portfolio also includes Cacaofruit Experiences — the pulp, juice, and concentrate directly from the cacaofruit. The Plant Craft range includes solutions for confectionery, bakery, ice cream applications, and beyond.
“There is a lot of excitement around our industry-leading Plant Craft portfolio as we offer exciting solutions to the consumer demands of the plant-based market,” said Laura Bergan, director of brand marketing at Barry Callebaut. “Along with expanding our plant-based solutions, we will also reveal our 'Future of Indulgence' report that introduces a new type of indulgence that we have seen emerging in the past few years. Sweets & Snacks Expo is the perfect moment to debut the comprehensiveness of our Plant Craft portfolio and to communicate how the exciting dairy-free organic addition optimizes the new opportunity in the world of indulgence."