When producing premium quality bread, turn to solutions that count. Check out this round-up of caramel coloring, chocolate shapes, gooey inclusions, blueberries and more, all designed to add that extra power to nearly any bakery application.

Sethness Products introduces its newest Class I powdered caramel color. The commercially available SB116 is a label-friendly powder developed to improve the visual appeal of baked goods and dry blends. It’s produced from non-genetically-modified sucrose.
Sethness Products Co.
Lincolnwood, Ill.

Herza Schokolade produces small chocolate shapes to be mixed into coffee-flavored brittle, biscuit or fruit chips, melt-in-the-mouth nougat, truffle products and caramel or to be used as decorations. These chocolate chips vary in shape and size and are available with a shiny finish or coating. Special effects can also be achieved with two-tone products. For example, diamonds, where one side is made of light and the other side is dark chocolate.
Herza Schokolade GmbH & Co. KG
+49 (0) 40 - 500 176-0

SensoryEffects Inclusions introduces a new line of gooey inclusions for a wide range of baked goods. These gooey products do not melt away and deliver a sticky, gooey texture after baking. They are available in cinnamon, caramel, marshmallow and maple and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
SensoryEffects Inclusions
Defiance, Ohio

Ascentra sodium-reducing flavor enhancer from DairiConcepts is a convenient, clean-label, powdered ingredient that naturally amplifies the perception of salt and other savory nuances as it lowers sodium content. Instead of providing an upfront salty “hit,” Ascentra enhances existing savory flavors, yielding a richer, more rounded flavor than is available through traditional, all-salt formulations. Ascentra also provides opportunities to lower ingredient costs by replacing higher-cost ingredients with more economical ones. Made from a proprietary, whole milk-based fermentation process, Ascentra does not contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) or yeast extract. Although rich in potassium, it does not contain potassium chloride, eliminating metallic flavor notes.
DairiConcepts LP
Springfield, Mo.

Van Drunen Farms’ freeze-dried blueberries are naturally full of flavor and nutrients, low in calories and a good source of antioxidants and vitamin C. They are also 100% natural. During freeze-drying, the cell structure of the berries remains intact, preserving the nutritional value, color, flavor and piece identity of the product better than other drying methods. Just a brief soaking in water brings them back to nearly their original shape, ready to use just like fresh berries. Available in whole, sliced, diced and powder form, these blueberries are an ideal additive to muffins, bagels, scones, confections, cookies, energy bars and snack foods.
Van Drunen Farms
Momence, Ill.

Cargill Salt develops Premier Light Salt 50/50 Blend, a convenient and cost-effective, reduced-sodium solution for salted snacks, breads and other bakery products. Premier Light Salt 50/50 is a blend of food-grade potassium chloride and sodium chloride that provides 50% less sodium than regular salt.
Cargill Salt
Minneapolis, Minn.