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Unlocking the magic of flavor: caramelized blonde chocolate

Caramelized blonde chocolate.

Discover Valio’s latest application in confectionery: caramelized blonde chocolate. Crafted with Valio Eila® specialty milk powders, this unique chocolate offers a deliciously sweet, caramelized, and toffee-like flavor with pronounced roasted notes, all achieved without added aromas or colorants, ensuring a clean label product that consumers can trust.

A flavor revolution: caramel, toffee, and roasted perfection

Valio’s application for caramelized blonde chocolate stands out with its:

  • Unique and trendy flavor: The rich taste, highlighted by distinctive notes of caramel, toffee, and roasted flavors, is achieved through the Maillard reaction, a sophisticated process involving Valio Eila® specialty milk powders.
  • Clean label formulation: Made without added colorants or aromas, this chocolate features a short, easy-to-understand ingredient list.
  • Excellent taste: Superior taste profile ensured by the quality of Valio Eila® powders.
  • Gentle enjoyment: A stomach-friendly formulation ensures that everyone can enjoy the product’s delightful taste without discomfort.
Sensory profile from the caramelized blonde chocolates.
Sensory profile from the caramelized blonde chocolates (Valio Eila® PRO WMP and Valio Eila® SWEET WMP) and reference white chocolate.

The science behind the flavor

The secret to the distinctive caramel flavor lies in the Maillard reaction—a fascinating chemical process between amino acids and reducing sugars that occurs when the chocolate is heated. Valio has embraced innovative thinking to turn this reaction into an advantage, creating a product with fantastic taste and other great qualities—all while keeping a clean label. This reaction is responsible for:

  • Flavor development: Producing the complex flavor compounds that give the chocolate its rich caramel, toffee, and roasted notes.
  • Natural coloring: Contributing to the appealing caramelized color, eliminating the need for artificial colorants.
  • Texture enhancement: Improving the overall texture, adding to the indulgent experience.

Flexible solutions with Valio Eila® powders

Valio Eila® powders are integral to this innovative product offering:

  • High-quality ingredients: Ensuring the superior taste and texture of the caramelized blonde chocolate.
  • Digestive comfort: Formulated to be gentle on the stomach and suitable for consumers with digestive sensitivities.
  • Versatility in possibilities: Available in two formulations—Valio Eila® SWEET lactose free whole milk powder and Valio Eila® PRO lactose free whole milk powder – these powders enable product developers to create diverse and innovative products.

Clean label excellence

In a market where clean label and natural products are in demand, Valio’s caramelized blonde chocolate meets the need for simplicity and transparency. This chocolate offers a delicious option that is gentle on the stomach, catering to consumer preferences for products free from added colorants and aromas.

Unlock new possibilities

Caramelized blonde chocolate offers versatility in various possibilities for your production line. Its unique flavor and clean label appeal make it an excellent choice for creating innovative, market-leading products. Whether you are reformulating old products or creating something new, this chocolate is designed to meet your needs.

Elevate your offerings with Valio’s application for caramelized blonde chocolate

Caramelized blonde chocolate, powered by Valio Eila® specialty milk powders, is more than just a sweet treat—it combines cutting-edge science with natural ingredients to meet modern consumer demands.

“Our caramelized blonde chocolate can be tailored to fit your needs perfectly. With our Valio Eila® SWEET and PRO lactose-free whole milk powders, we offer flexible solutions that enhance your product line with exceptional flavor and clean label benefits.” – Katriina Leigh, Customer Development Manager

Interested in learning more about how caramelized blonde chocolate can enhance your product line? Fill out the form to request a sample and learn more about this exciting new development. Or read more here High quality dairy ingredients for chocolate and confectionery.

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Katriina Leigh

Katriina Leigh

Customer Development Manager Chocolate, Confectionery and Cocoa
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