Bunge today announced the launch of CBT Gold, a game-changing fat ingredient for chocolate confectionery that is expected to bring innovation to the confectionery market. This alternative confectionery fat has a steep melting profile with a high cocoa butter tolerance, giving products made with CBT Gold the rich texture and melting sensation of real chocolate. With CBT Gold, customers can enjoy the indulgence of real chocolate in any compound chocolate creation. Whether in chocolate bars, coatings or pannings, CBT Gold matches the taste level of premium chocolate that contains 61% cocoa solids, but with a cost savings of up to 40%.
“The confectionery industry is at a crossroads as the current economic climate has forced many consumers to focus more on price when making non-essential purchases, which is undoubtedly true for chocolate,” said Dr. YouChun Yan, Innovation Director at Bunge in Asia. “This climate was a driving factor to develop CBT Gold as people continue to crave the taste experience of real chocolate and are unwilling to accept subpar alternatives.”
The creation of CBT Gold was driven by a desire to meet the market demand – providing the affordability and production efficiency of compound chocolate while also offering the taste experience and indulgence of real chocolate. CBT Gold brings it all together showing that a premium taste experience and cost efficiency can go hand in hand.