Bakery & Snacks
While bakery remains an essentially indulgent market, it’s sheer breadth means that significant differences exist within the category itself. For some – sweeter – categories such as cakes and cookies, most consumers would prefer to have less calories, fats and sugars, yet with indulgence and taste remaining the top priorities. For other categories, such as cereal bars and breakfast cereals, health is becoming more important, with higher willingness to compromise on taste.
In tailoring solutions to customer needs, often ingredients cannot be looked at in isolation.
INFUSE by Cargill allows us to propose an entire tailormade solution to our customers, where we combine several different technical ingredients together in an optimal blend.
INFUSE solutions are always BAKED TO PERFECTION!
- Sugar reduction is undoubtedly one of the biggest requests from bakery manufacturers right now. But getting there is easier said than done, as sugar performs so many technical roles in baked goods, beyond organoleptic qualities alone.
- Our INFUSE by CargillTM sugar reduction bakery toolkit, including sweeteners, starches, fibers and bulking agents allows us to reduce sugars, while maintaining the final texture. Solutions are in development that cut across several application fields. This is especially useful for customers offering several product lines under the same brand.
- Clean label is high on the bakery industry development agenda and quickly becoming a pre-requisite for success, with manufacturers moving away from additives, towards cleaner labels, that only feature components that can be labeled as ingredients.
- INFUSE has great solutions to replace traditionally used emulsifiers which suffer from a negative consumer perception, with a range of lecithin on carrier solutions. These are especially popular in bread where additionally shelf life extension and increased freshness are important, without impacting taste and texture. Also label-friendly blends that offer enrichment or plant-based formulation on top are available for a wide range of bakery subcategories.
- Plant-based is becoming an increasingly important trend in bakery, as vegan claims proliferate on new product launches, and egg-free recipes come into ever greater demand.
- INFUSE has great solutions for a variety of sweet bakery products such as muffins, cupcakes, loaf, pound and sponge cakes, and savory bakery products such as wraps, bars and crackers based on a label-friendly ingredient approach leveraging building blocks of of proteins, starches and fibers. These solutions will help you achieve plant-baked perfection!