GS Range Cocoa Powder
Looking good, inside and out!
Discover the benefits of using a "clean"*, dark cocoa powder from Gerkens®.
Nowadays, consumers expect their products to look good inside and out: they not only pay attention to the appearance of the products they consume, they are also becoming more and more conscious about the ingredients they contain.
After the European Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food & Feed provided a clarification on the EU Additive regulation concerning the status of alkalizing agents in cocoa powder, some customers might be required to label alkalizing agents on the ingredient list of their end-products. The Gerkens® Cocoa Engineers, who are constantly monitoring the changing market conditions, responded to this by developing a solution that enables customers to keep on benefitting from a “clean” label* while delivering the intense dark cocoa experience consumers love.
The result is a premium selection of seven dark cocoa powders that, due to the fact that they have an alkalization level below 7%, don’t require alkalizing agents to be labeled on the ingredient list when used as an ingredient in composite food products.**
GS Range offer:
For food manufacturers that use dark cocoa powders as an ingredient in end-products for a wide variety of applications, from cereals to desserts, Gerkens® GS range offers:
- A selection of intense, attractive dark cocoa powders, covering the spectrum from dark red to dark brown.
- Seven cocoa powders with an alkalization level below 7%, which, according to the principle of carry-over in the EU additive regulation, won’t require their alkalizing agents to be labeled on the ingredient list of their food application***
- The opportunity to produce end-products with a “cleaner” ingredient list*, in line with global trends.
* No alkalizing agent on the label
** In accordance with the recent clarification of the EU Additive regulation and the carry-over principle
*** When used as an ingredient in composite food products