As a global whey and milk ingredients producer, LACTALIS Ingredients offers a wide assortment of ingredients suitable for chocolate application to provide all the solutions necessary for your dairy sourcing.
Despite some economic uncertainty, global retail demand for chocolate confectionery is expected to continue to expand steadily over the next few years, driven by the demand in developed countries seeking greater quality products. The growth is particularly high in India, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Nevertheless, consumers also intend to eat less of it: they want more premium offerings and healthier chocolate treats.
Chocolate innovation – new shapes, flavours, formats, ingredients – is increasing. Product launches grew by 10% between 2014 and 2018. As consumers are looking for healthier solutions, sugar reduction will be the main challenge for the industry (although chocolate manufacturers have found that smaller formats are an attractive way of permitting indulgence). Nonetheless, protein enrichment will be an excellent opportunity for chocolate manufacturers seeking to diversify their healthy chocolate offerings.
Clean label claims have become a must have during the last years, but ethical claims have also gained importance and are now leading in chocolate category. Ethical labels satisfy consumers’ demand for sustainable trading and farming and other environmental sustainability issues. LACTALIS Ingredients is dedicated to meeting these societal demands and fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibility commitments. In turn, our commitment to respecting the farms, workers, land and animals that are so critical to our high-quality products, help to answer your own customers’ calls for transparency and clean products.
Dairy ingredients are major components in milk and white chocolate manufacturing, as they strongly influence its properties. Chocolate manufacturers have precise expectations, particularly in terms of controlling rheological parameters while optimizing conching time and costs. LACTALIS Ingredients offers a broad range of products, including references specially designed to address the specific needs of chocolate production: optimised particle size and density, microbiological specifications, lipase-free ingredients, and more.
Our range of products includes references dedicated to the specific needs of production:
Lactalis Ingredients is proud to publish its 2019 social and environmental report. It demonstrates the commitment, the progress, and the many challenges – economic, environmental, and social – that the company faces daily, as well as its ability to project itself and anticipate the food challenges of the twenty-first century.
In 2020, we are attending the most focused event on the dairy industry: the China Dairy Industry Association Annual Meeting & Expo. A great occasion to find out more about our products at our stand N2-36.
Lactalis Ingredients meets the needs of the condensed milk market with a new reference of skimmed milk powder, and completes its offer with a high heat, heat-stable (HHHS) quality.