Chaucer Food Group

Chaucer Foods produces a range of freeze-dried ingredients that will catch the eye of health-conscious consumers. Pic: Chaucer Foods

Healthy snacking

Freezing out the competition with better-for-you treats

By Gill Hyslop

Freeze-drying is bang on trend today, helping producers to stay ahead of the demand for guilt-free snacks as the process retains the nutrients, colour, shape and flavour of the primary ingredient. They are also 100% natural and contain no added sugar.

Blackberry and apple muffin. Pic: Chaucer

Inclusions

Adding diversity to baked goods and snacks with inclusions

By Gill Hyslop

Inclusions have long been used to provide consumers with creative snacking experiences and are increasingly being used to add a nutritional and functional boost to keep up with the growing demand for healthier, clean label indulgences.

Chaucer is a major player in the global freeze-dried ingredients space, listing Kellogg's, Nestlé, Starbucks and Unilever among its clients. Pic: ©GettyImages/pamela_d_mcadams

Against the grain video series

Nothing but fruit: Clean label and health halo drive freeze-dried market

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers expect the real thing when they purchase a breakfast cereal advertised with fruit inclusions – not something produced to taste or give the appearance of. As such, the global freeze-dried ingredients market – and specifically fruit inclusions...

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