Encore and Accent: Freshness and Fortification Solutions

Patented calcium and enzyme-based technologies improve labels and experience


For over 150 years, Delavau has been relied upon as a premier supplier of food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional technologies to major nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and food brands. Based on the substantial growth of its food division over the past decade, Delavau has branded its food business unit as “Delavau Food Partners,” through which it focuses on clean label, freshness, and fortification solutions for foodservice and food manufacturing companies.


“If you’ve grabbed a donut or a bagel on your morning coffee run or had a sandwich for lunch, there’s a good chance Delavau’s solutions were part of those experiences,” Delavau Vice President and General Manager Jeff Billig said. “Major food brands rely on our freshness, fortification, and clean label solutions and, as our food business has grown, it was important to update our food business with a brand of its own that better represents our industry focus.”


In addition to branding its food business independently, Delavau Food Partners is also introducing its most recent freshness and fortification technologies, Encore™ and Accent™.


“Encore is an approach to freshness technology, through which we’re able to provide both turnkey and custom solutions for extending the shelf life and eating experience of fresh and packaged foods by optimizing the use level of functional ingredients,” Billig said. “With Encore, brands are able to extend the shelf life without compromising the eating experience. This approach applies to shelf stable and fresh baked goods in both the bread and sweet good categories.”


In addition to improving eating experiences with Encore, Delavau has been improving the nutrition of foods, including chocolate, with its Accent fortification platform.


“Our patented calcium fortification technology allows formulators to incorporate good, excellent, and glass-of-milk levels of calcium into bakery and confectionery applications. In confectionery, the incorporation of the calcium into the chocolate coating or compound coating creates much needed room within a nutritional bar, allowing for the addition of more fiber or protein. For active nutrition and snack bars in particular, it’s a fantastic way to bolster needed nutrients without interfering with the sensory experience,” Billig said.


Delavau’s Accent technology also supports calcium and vitamin D fortification in bakery in both sweet goods and breads. For example, the addition of calcium to chocolate chips creates the ability to easily add this much-needed nutrient to a muffin or cookie.


“In the highly competitive bread segment, imagine being able to offer a bread with the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk; it’s quite an opportunity for a brand to set itself apart, especially as parents continue to seek nutrient-dense foods for their families,” Billig said.


In addition to freshness and fortification solutions, food brands have been turning to Delavau to displace scrutinized ingredients with clean label alternatives that consumers prefer, while upholding the eating experience that people expect.


“We know that food brands face a significant challenge; creating cost-conscious, good-for-you foods that taste like people expect them to taste is no small feat,” Billig said. “By delivering clean label solutions for smarter cost-in-use, fresher experiences, and better nutrition, we help food brands address these challenges in a way that answers both consumer demand and business goals.”

 


Delavau

Building on over 150 years of nutritional expertise, Delavau makes it possible for major foodservice and consumer brands to improve the eating experience, nutrition, and shelf life of baked goods, snacks, and sweets. Delavau offers both turnkey and custom solutions for cost-in-use improvement, clean label ESL, calcium and vitamin D fortification, improved dough performance, and deliberate texture design.

Bridging the Gap Between Indulgence and Health

As consumers seek foods that bridge the gap between indulgence and healthfulness, food brands are responding with snacks, supplements, and everyday enjoyables that taste good and are good for you.

 

Chocolate has been reported to boost alertness, serve as a good delivery system for probiotics, and, of course, taste good. With Delavau’s patented Accent™ calcium fortification technology, milk or dark chocolate coatings and solids can be a preferred delivery system for calcium, as well.

 

With morning meals and snack times remaining primary eating occasions for foods boasting nutrient-dense claims, incorporating calcium into the chocolate coating of a bar or chocolate inclusions in a muffin, cereal, or snack can be a great opportunity for brands. In addition to the indulgent appeal that chocolate adds to snacks and treats, as a delivery system for calcium, it leaves room for additional fiber and other desirable nutrients to be incorporated into the formulation.

 

For more information on Delavau’s calcium fortification technology for chocolate, get in touch.