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We are happy to inspire new product launches through our global knowledge and local experience, working out of our 14 innovation centres spread across the globe, focused on prioritised customer needs and categories. With our deep knowledge of food matrices and our own products and ingredients, we co-create unique recipes for new, on-trend products daily.
Because we are deeply involved in the production of our products and raw materials - from farmgate through to primary processing – we can create custom produced, special ingredients at grades unique to specific formulations or application requirements.
Our collaborative effort to develop new products or to improve existing recipes, is fully focused to hit the target for customers as well as for consumers. With a clear focus on cost-efficiency and cost in use of our ingredients, we offer fully traceable products and ingredients which are backed by social and environmental change programmes.
While we have product focused innovation centres, we also work on an integrated level and look at how we can help our customers bring category products to market at the speed they desire.
Our innovation focus is on categories where our products and ingredients can play an important role in enhancing taste, texture and nutritional value, with added benefits such as clean label claims or plant-based offerings.
Enhanced Taste and Texture
Delighting the senses with flavours and textures from natural spices, cocoa, coffee and nuts can be powerful in creating new products and refreshing current product lines.
Natural and Nutritious
Celebrating the nutrient content, along with details about the naturalness and nutrient sources, for example from nuts, dairy and immunity wellness benefits from spices, will appeal to the audience that want to move away from ultra-processed foods.
Nuts, spices and cocoa ingredients are well-placed to appeal to plant-based product consumers. Whether you would like to create non-dairy cheese from cashew ingredients or a chocolate flavoured sports drink with the goodness of nuts, it’s all possible.
The taste enhancing, natural nature of our ingredients offers opportunities for brands to innovate with organic and GMO-free ingredients and remove artificial flavours and preservatives for “clean label recipes”.
Our multi-ingredient category solutions contain the right combinations of our current complementary and differentiated portfolio across our cocoa, coffee, nuts, spices and dairy ingredients portfolio.
Here are some examples of how our ingredients can inspire you to create product line extensions or completely new category solutions:
Our cashew and almond paste, cashew and almond flour, cocoa, spices and dairy can be used to produce tasty nut beverages.
We offer cashew paste, cocoa powder and blanched almonds pieces which are popular ingredients in cookies.
Our cashew & almond butter, sesame, spices such as black pepper, turmeric, garlic powder & seasoning blends are key ingredients in savoury crackers.
We offer almond flour, almond butter and DeZaan cocoa for use in vegan chocolate – a popular dairy-free alternative.