Puratos USA has added Belcolade Selection Amber Cacao-Trace to its Belgian chocolate portfolio for chocolatiers, bakers and confectioners.

As the name implies, Amber chocolate features a warm color and a rich flavor experience that starts with a naturally salted-butter caramel boost and finishes with sweet cooked and creamy milk notes. Amber is given time to express taste at its fullest through a slow and gentle conching process. As a result, it offers a complex bouquet and long-lasting caramel taste.

It is also all natural, clean label, non-GMO and made with no artificial flavors.

The product is made with sustainably-sourced cocoa beans from Puratos’ Cacao-Trace sustainability program, which uses expert fermentation techniques to produce superior chocolate and rewards its cocoa farmers with a Chocolate Bonus of $0.05 per pound sold. This can add up to 1 to 2 months of additional salary for the farmers.

“The expanding Belcolade Selection range is special because we can explore flavor innovation and meet the needs of consumers who are looking for unique indulgent experiences and high-quality ingredients,” said Jaina Wald, v.p. of marketing. “Taste is a crucial factor in the decision-making process when buying baked goods and confectionery products and consumers want to be wowed by all their senses.”

Amber is crafted for use in a variety of applications, including thin-to-thick enrobing, molding, panning, mixed as a filling, mousses, ganaches and more.