Just three months after the launch of our allergen free, nut flavoured granulates, we’re pleased to announce we have added a high brix paste to the range.
With 2020 seeing flavours such as almond, peanut butter and hazelnut* become popular with many consumers once again, particularly when used in cereal and snack bars, the launch of our allergen free inclusions has been hailed as a welcome addition to our product offering from food manufacturers.
This is because, although nuts are listed as one of eight foods that account for 90% of all known food allergies in the world today**, latest food trends show that shoppers still want to enjoy the flavour, but without the associated risks.
To help our customers meet this trend and taking their feedback onboard, we have extended our range of allergen free, nut flavoured ingredients to include a high brix paste, which is ideal for a wider variety of applications including chocolate, confectionery, baked goods, cereal and snack bars.
Mike Schmidt, Sales Director of Paradise Fruits Solutions, comments: “There is a real appeal on the market for products that contain ingredients that offer real nut alternatives, but still deliver an authentic nutty taste. After seeing a high number of enquiries for our granulates over the past few months, our research teams have taken feedback from customers on other formats they would like to see and extended the range as a result.”
Developed using a special manufacturing process that creates a low Water Activity level (aW-Value) of <0.8 aW and 78° brix, the paste is also suitable for use as a flavouring, filler or binder.
The new high brix paste can be supplied in a variety of standard flavours including, Peanut, Peanut Caramel, Walnut, Hazelnut, Pecan, Pistachio, Almond and Peanut-Chocolate. Our NPD and research team can also work with our customers to develop bespoke recipes suitable for unique applications and technical equipment demands, as well as adjusting the flavour levels as required.
Just like the granulates, the paste is completely free from Palm Oil, Gluten-free, Kosher and Halal capable and suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets. The inclusions are also more cost effective for manufacturers too, as less quantity is required to achieve the same flavour gained when using whole or chopped nut inclusions in comparison.
Better still, when using the ingredients as complete nut replacements, manufacturers can benefit from operating a completely allergen safe production line or facility too. This can open the market up even further as developing products that taste like nuts but can claim that it is both nut-free and is manufactured in a completely nut free environment, will have mass appeal with retailers that are dedicated to catering to this special dietary requirement.
To find out more about our new nut free range and to request a sample,click here, to contact our team.
Source *Innova Market Insights Cereal and Energy Bars Subcategory Report H1 2020 ** HRF – 37 Important Nut Allergy Statistics – HRF (healthresearchfunding.org)
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