Speciality Fats

Designed to enhance the stability, shelf life and value of products, CBEs are manufactured to support the characteristics of milk and dark chocolates and to improve both melting and flavour characteristics. Certain CBEs have also been developed to provide to stablilise fats for use in moulded product super-coatings, compound recipes, enrobing and centre filling applications.

Chocolate products are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, partial softening can lead to increased fat migration and fat bloom. In warmer climates this can be a serious problem, especially for products with soft fillings. Our CBI fats are designed to protect products by increasing hardness in the sensitive temperature range between 30°C and 35°C, without resulting in a melting tail.

CBS provide enhanced protection for products. These lauric fats are different becasue a complicated tempering process is not required during production, which lowers manufacturing costs. Our CBS range is particularly suited for chocolate-flavoured moulded products, compound coatings for enrobing and for semi-solid centre fillings.

We offer a range of vegetable fats developed for use in the confectionery and food industries. These versatile fats can all be produced from sustainably sourced components, offer superior texturising properties and are excellent options in a range of applications.

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Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture

Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) talks about his involvement with the Gender Sub Working Group (GSWG) of Ghana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme.
Female farmer in Ghana, with her crops growing behind her, Olam.

Child Labour in Cocoa: What We’re Doing

60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made more concerning when you learn in West Africa, where 70% of the world’s cocoa is sourced, 2.1 million children work in cocoa fields.
Happy West African farming family sat on a bench. Child labour is a huge issue in the region and specifically in agriculture. Olam is tackling the interlocking challenges faced by cocoa growing communities to facilitate balance.

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