Hitting the sweet spot:

Date 06.03.2019 | Category: News
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AAK IDM June19

When used in chocolate and nut spreads, AKOSPREAD delivers superior stability throughout the shelf life of the product – even in high nut content recipes, which are prone to oil separation.


A selection of AKOSPREAD solutions are available, tailored for different applications, as follows:


• Spreads with a high percentage of nuts

• Products sold in warmer climates, where stability is a greater issue

• Applications that are high in liquid oil

• Spreads made with blends of non-hydrogenated, non-trans, and low-saturated fats for clean label appeal

• Spreads based on shea oil for palm oil-free labels


The global chocolate and nut-based spreads market is projected to record a CAGR of 3.2% between 2018 and 2023, when it will be worth US$11 billion.


This growth is being driven by consumers enjoying sweet spreads in new ways. For example, office workers and young people increasingly view a sweet spread on bread as a quick and healthy breakfast solution. Dipping biscuits or baked goods into spreads or eating spreads straight from the jar with a spoon, is also becoming more popular.


Said Marco Oomen, AAK’s Global Business Director for Chocolate & Confectionery Fats: “The sweet spreads category is benefiting from growing awareness of the favorable health effects associated with consumption of nuts. In particular, spreads that are high in protein and unsaturated fats satisfy consumer perceptions of a healthier snack.


“AKOSPREAD will enable companies to overcome the formulation and manufacturing challenges associated with sweet spreads to deliver high-quality products that align with this market trend.” For more visit aak.com


Source: AAK
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