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Premium cocoa ingredients and superior spices – explore how Olam is re-imagining global agriculture at IFT 2019 stand 2819

Press release 24th May, 2019


Visit Olam Cocoa and Olam Spices at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo on June 2-5, 2019, in New Orleans at stand 2819. Both business units of Olam International (Olam or the Company), a leading food and agri-business operating in more than 60 countries, will be demonstrating how they are Re-imagining Global Agriculture and Food Systems. 

Impactful cocoa solutions

deZaan and Huysman cocoa ingredients provide recipes with rich, full flavours and give stunning colour to chocolate, confectionery, cookies, bakery, beverage, dairy and ice cream applications.

Edward Norder, Global Head of Cocoa Ingredient Development & Innovation, says, “Consumers are searching for healthier cocoa options like natural products or those with reduced sugar and salt. That’s why we developed deZaan TrueDark, the world’s first natural, dark cocoa powder. Perfect for use in ice creams, bakery and cookies, this is just one example of how we stay ahead of market trends to meet customer needs.”

Highlighting their ability to offer custom formulations and services to customers that directly respond to these trends, Olam Cocoa’s innovation specialists will be handing out delicious creations that have been crafted with deZaan and Huysman cocoa powders. This will include chocolate pistachio oat granola bars prepared with TrueDark that are both vegan and gluten free, and indulgent chocolate brownie bites, made with Huysman H11NP cocoa powder that is produced in the USA.

Navpreet Singh, Business Head for Huysman, notes, “Supported by our impact focused approach to ingredient development, the flavours and colours of Huysman cocoa powders make them flexible and ideal for many applications.”

Visitors can also learn more about the business’ ambitious goals for tackling the most pressing sustainability issues in the cocoa supply chain.

Superior spices

The innovation experts from Olam Spices will present creamy garlic dressing samples made from our new, no sugar added, GardenFrost garlic puree. This addition to our puree portfolio is an expansion of our clean label programme and it improves operational efficiencies by cutting the thaw time to a fraction of that of alternative options in the market, including Hard Frozen.

Jill Houk, Corporate Research and Development Chef says, “Combining the highest quality with the ultimate convenience, the new GardenFrost provides fresh flavour without the added sugar, making it ideal for sauces, dressings, and frozen entrees.”

Olam Spices is proud to be the leading supplier of California-grown dried garlic—the safest, most flavourful, and most sustainably-produced garlic in the world. IFT attendees will experience this superior product in hummus samples. Olam’s California garlic allows customers to use less in applications and lower their cost in use.

Jill Russell, Olam Spices Vice President of Business Development remarks, “The versatility and full-flavour of our garlic enhances any recipe, from bottle packs and seasoning blends to salad dressings, meat products, and snacks.”

Notes to Editors
Issued on behalf of Olam Cocoa by: Gong Communications
For further information, please contact:
Olam Cocoa
  • Emma Blinkhorn
  • Communications Manager
Olam Spices
  • Tiffany Silveira
  • Marketing Manager
Gong Communications
  • Hannah Cochrane
  • Account Director

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