When it comes to chocolates and candies, we all are little kids, indulging for our very own “Madeleine de Proust”. That is why, we, at Diana Food, provide the largest palette of solutions to boost your recipes with natural colors and coloring foods or inclusions for soft and crunchy sensations.


Our insights of the Confectionery & Chocolate market’s trends all around the world

 

 

 

Organic

Launches of Organic Chocolate Confectionery have increased by 13% between 2013 and 2015

Natural & Clean label

The number of Sugar Confectionery launches using Coloring Foods has more than doubled since 2011. More than 13% of all new Sugar Confectionery products in 2015 bore an on-pack Natural claim.

Sustainable and Ethical

Ethical and Environmental claims are paramount in Chocolate Confectionery. Their number has increased by about 300% over the last 5 years, and they are now present in 27% of all new products.

Colorful

56% of all new Sugar Confectionery products used colors in the last 2 years.

Emotional Discovery

Consumers are looking for new taste experiences through innovative taste and the combination of amazing aromatic profiles

 

Organic is fantastic!

Everyone wants it organic and launches of Organic Chocolate Confectionery have increased by 13% between 2013 and 2015 in the region.

Natural & Clean label

The number of Sugar Confectionery launches using Coloring Foods has more than doubled since 2011. And more than 13% of all new Sugar Confectionery products in 2015 present an on-pack Natural claim.

Sustainable and Ethical

Because cocoa mainly comes from developing countries in Africa and Latin America, ethical and environmental claims are paramount in Chocolate Confectionery. Their number has increased by about 300% over the last 5 years, and they are now present in 27% of all new products.

Colorful

for a rainbow of candies! 56% of all new Sugar Confectionery products used colors in the last 2 years.

Emotional adventures

Consumers are looking for new taste experiences through innovative taste and the combination of amazing aromatic profiles

 

Clean Label

Americans and Canadians want it clean! In the past 5 years, the number of products with a clean label trend has grown by 18% in North America. 59% of U.S. consumers agree that “the fewer ingredients a product has, the healthier it is” and 91% of U.S. consumers believe food and beverage options with recognizable ingredients are healthier. The trend is exploding in the natural and organic segment as, by 2020, sales of natural and organic food are expected to represent 14% of total U.S. food sales.

Plant Powered Food

Plant based diets is the “natural” next step of clean label’s trend. Consumers are looking for innovative options to benefit from plants ‘effects on their health in their daily lives.

Coloring Foodstuff, off to conquer the West!

North America represents already 30% the global natural food colors market. The trend of attractiveness for natural colors is getting stronger over time at an increasing pace thanks to the development of color options for blue, green and red color.

Everyone loves organic

Nearly 5% of all food sold in the United States is now organic. It seems little but the trend is growing fast with a risen of sales of 11% to a record $43.3 billion in 2015, outpacing the overall food market’s growth rate of 3%. Thus, the U.S. organic industry recorded its largest dollar gain ever in 2016 with $4.2 billion in new sales.

Vegetables can also be sweet!

With 55% of people making a conscious effort to eat as many vegetables as possible, “greens” are becoming the new stars in our plates, showing up in new categories like juice, snack bars, yogurt and breakfast cereals.
Transitioning from savory to sweet, vegetables, allied with fruits, make great new tastes and flavor profiles such as combos with tomato, cucumber, carrot, celery, ginger and beet root.

Sustainability: for my health and the planet’s

Aware of what they eat but also of their impacts on environment, consumers please to think of themselves as exemplary citizens, especially when it comes to the act of buying. Driven by various motivations such as food safety, product integrity and sustainability, they become suspicious due to a spate of food recalls in North America. Thus, trust in matter of ingredients, their sources and their quality is fundamental. New products that are conceived through more sustainable processes are viewed to benefit the common good – especially in the food and beverage industry – motivating consumer purchases.

 

Organic

Launches of Organic Chocolate Confectionery have increased by 13% between 2013 and 2015

Natural & Clean label

The number of Sugar Confectionery launches using Coloring Foods has more than doubled since 2011. More than 13% of all new Sugar Confectionery products in 2015 bore an on-pack Natural claim.

Sustainable and Ethical

Ethical and Environmental claims are paramount in Chocolate Confectionery. Their number has increased by about 300% over the last 5 years, and they are now present in 27% of all new products.

Colorful

56% of all new Sugar Confectionery products used colors in the last 2 years.

Emotional Discovery

Consumers are looking for new taste experiences through innovative taste and the combination of amazing aromatic profiles

 

Working the texture: between softness and crispness

Our large choice of fruit and vegetable pieces allow you to play easily on many properties of your recipes: color, size, density, forms. Used in fillings or decorations, each of your recipes can become unique, original and innovative… an entire world opens filled with possibilities for a crispy, soft and attractive effect:

  • Various textures in recipes, from soft to crunchy
  • Control of Chocolate blooming through Aw management
  • Fruit recognition with visual, mouthfeel and taste experience
  • Real fruit content with clean label solutions

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Lightness & smooth

Taste our delicious chocolate bars, and discover the latest fruit and inclusions product line, our Crunch’Flakes:

  • Bring lasting crunchiness to finished product,
  • Strong visual impact to your recipe
  • Real fruit content

Chocolate application

Want to go further?

Diana Food can also provide additional solutions to naturally boost pleasure with a large palette of colors.

Diana Food offers an extended range of natural colors and high performance coloring foods, based on agronomy expertise and processing skills, for clean label benefit and immediate recognition by the consumer.

• Clean & Clear Labeling solutions
• Custom-made blends with proven efficiency
• Natural alternatives to artificial colors and carmine.

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