deZaan cocoa powders are renowned for their unsurpassed flavour and colour diversity. Flavour profiles range from fruity to bitter cocoa, while the colours extend from vibrant reds to dark brown through to black with a variety of taste profiles and intensities. deZaan cocoa powders are available with fat contents of 10-12, 20-22 and 22-24%, as well as a very low fat version of the iconic ZR powder. Natural and alkalised options are also available across the full pH range.

The superior performance capabilities of deZaan cocoa ingredients are legendary for their ability to provide rich, full flavour and colour impact in applications. With premium deZaan cocoa powders, cocoa masses and cocoa butters, the possibilities for creating unique products are endless.

The Zaan is both the name of a river and the district through which it flows in North Holland. it is also where deZaan’s legacy began in 1911 when 4 entrepreneurs founded the N.V. Chocoladefabriek De Zaan. In 1916, Mr. Jan Huysman became the sole owner, and went on to develop the deZaan cocoa factory into the world’s largest processor of cocoa products.

Since then, the brand has expanded worldwide and become synonymous with quality cocoa ingredients. In 2015 deZaan became Olam's global premium cocoa brand. Built on a tradition of excellence and innovation, deZaan continues to lead the industry in performance, variety and technical superiority. 

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