AAK creates vegetable fats for confectionery manufacturers
AAK has developed a range of fats for chocolate and confectionery manufacturers that are looking to benefit from the growing popularity and premiumization of caramel. Akomel is a portfolio of clean-label and plant-based fats from sustainable sources. Non-hydrogenated, non-trans and low-saturated fat options are also available.
Luis Parra, global business director of chocolate and confectionery fats at AAK, said, “Generally, we are seeing a movement toward more sophisticated, adult-oriented sweets that consumers would want to give as a gift on a special occasion. With its luxurious mouthfeel and rich taste, caramel delivers an indulgent experience that’s in tune with this. Akomel solutions are tailored vegetable fats, and therefore, a particularly good choice when developing caramel products for the growing premium market, where high-quality ingredients and cleaner formulations are key drivers.”