Permissible indulgence with reduced sugar, digestive comfort and clean label – pure ingredients for manufacturing better-for-you confectionery products and chocolate.
Health-conscious consumers demand a combination of indulgence and healthiness from confectionery and chocolate products.
Valio’s patented technology and sustainably produced Finnish dairy ingredients allow food and beverage producers to innovate new products with better nutritional values and authentic sensory experiences.
Our solution enables the manufacture of milk chocolate with the health claim of ‘30% less sugar’. No artificial sweeteners are needed.
We also offer ingredients and recipes for manufacturing lactose free or low lactose products for digestive comfort. Our clean label solutions enable the reformulation of products by replacing E-code ingredients while maintaining excellent taste.
Valio’s experienced staff is happy to help you with technical support, recipes, samples, and assistance in meeting regulations and enhancing the added value of your products.
Our application areas are milk and white chocolate, sweet spreads, fat-based fillings, fudges, toffee, milk caramel and cacao drink powders.
Valio Bettersweet™ is a service solution that enables natural sugar reduction in any milk chocolate product. Without touching chocolate's taste or texture. Not. One. Single. Bit.Read more
We at Valio offer solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of consumers, society and the environment. We are aware of our environmental and climate impacts, and take active measures to reduce them.OUR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION LINE
Valio is a brand leader in Finland. With net sales of EUR 1.7 billion and over 4,000 employees globally, we are the nation’s largest food exporter with a notable presence in the international dairy ingredients market, where our products are found in 60 countries across the globe.WHY CHOOSE VALIO?
Make ‘30% less sugar’ chocolate without artificial sweeteners.
OVERVIEW - Naturality continues to drive sugar reduction innovation Less sugar, clean label, and natural – that is what consumers are looking for in their milk chocolate. With milk-based protein, confectionery manufacturers can reduce sugar levels without compromising important product qualities such as taste and texture. No artificial sweeteners or preservatives are needed.
Implementation of sugar taxes and the ongoing health and wellness trends have created a hot market for new and innovative reduced sugar products. Consumers are looking to avoid sugar also in the indulgence category. Naturally sugar reduced products are the best match for consumers’ better-for-you demand.
BENEFITS: The trend of sugar avoidance sets a challenge for confectionery manufacturers, as sugar is the main component in creating the sweet taste of chocolate. Sugar also enhances the texture and prolongs the shelf life of chocolate and confectionery products.
Valio’s solution enables:
APPLICATIONS: Chocolate / Sweet spreads / Fat based fillings / Fudges/ Toffee, milk caramel / Cacao drink powder
PRODUCTS: Valio milk powders for sugar reduction:
What kind of discussion is going on in the market?
Why is sugar reduction in chocolate a hot topic right now?
Hear the latest insights on the use of milk-based protein in sugar reduction and make delicious ‘30% less sugar’ chocolate with no artificial sweeteners.Watch webinar
Request a ‘30% less sugar’ chocolate sample and get a taste of Valio Bettersweet’s potential.
Meet the demand for digestive wellness with lactose free or low lactose chocolate.
OVERVIEW Consumers are seeking digestive comfort and making food choices accordingly. Globally, millions suffer from a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms such as lactose intolerance and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).The trend of gut-friendly food products also applies to confectionery and chocolates.
Confectionery and chocolate manufacturers can meet the trend of digestive comfort and generate a whole new market potential by producing lactose free or low lactose products. With Valio’s cutting-edge dairy ingredients, you can manufacture delicious free from lactose chocolate products with a rich and milky, slightly toffee-like taste.
BENEFITS: Traditional milk chocolate can be converted into lactose free chocolate and meet the trend of digestive wellness. Modifying existing recipes to lactose free is easy by replacing regular milk powders with Valio Eila® lactose free milk powder.
Digestive wellness is provided by fully predigested lactose enabling products with as low as 0.01% lactose. The taste remains natural and fresh thanks to Valio’s patented production method with filteration and unchanged milk mineral composition.
With Valio Eila® lactose free powders you can:
APPLICATIONS: Chocolate, milk and white / Sweet spreads / Fat based fillings / Fudges/ Toffee, milk caramel /Cacao drink powder
Our experts put together useful information about lactose free solutions and ideas on how to expand your product range to meet the demand. We wish you a happy reading!
Clean label and naturalness in confectionery and cocoa
OVERVIEW The drive towards clean label products with recognisable ingredient lists has have been the food and beverage industry megatrend. Consumers are demanding transparency about the ingredients, as well as the origins and methods of production.
CONSUMERS EXPECTATIONS FOR CLEAN LABEL PRODUCTS:
APPLICATIONS: Chocolate, milk and white/Sweet spreads/Fat based fillings/Fudges/Toffee, milk caramel/Cacao drink
PRODUCTS With Valio Eila® powders you can obtain cleaner label and enhance natural image with less ingredients.
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This white paper explains how we can help chocolate and confectionery manufacturers: