Part of Worldbakers’ IBIE SPECIAL EDITION 2022, we interview important exhibitors about what they bring to IBIE, so readers know what to expect at the Baking Expo that takes place between September 18-21, 2022, in Las Vegas. Today we interview José Dias Peres, Senior Technical Manager, DSM North America, Baking, Brewing, Confectionery & Ingredient Processing.
We’ll showcase a range of our latest bakery innovations, highlights include DSM’s Functional Tortilla Toolbox, ‘Better for you’ Muffins and Cupcakes and Omega-3 enriched bread.
Tortillas are a staple in many North American pantries and a long shelf life is a big consumer driver. DSM’s Functional Tortilla Toolbox offers a range of enzymes for creating soft and extensible doughs that enable soft, fresh, foldable and rollable tortillas that maintain these properties throughout shelf life and provide a cleaner label.
Tapping into the growing trend for healthier baked goods, we will showcase bread enriched with our fish or algal-sourced Omega-3 that maintains a neutral taste profile throughout an extended shelf life.
And finally, our ‘Better for you’ Muffins and Cupcakes contain up to 40% less sugar using various sugar-reduction solutions, while retaining an indulgent flavor profile that consumers expect. These muffins and cupcakes also look as good as they taste thanks to DSM’s carotenoid color solutions.
There’s a balancing act between the two major trends dominating NPD – health and indulgence. And these are set against a backdrop of soaring inflation, supply chain disruption and a volatile grain market.
Looking at ‘Better for you’ bakery, fortification – for example with Omega-3s – is popular with consumers. The challenge here is maintaining an appealing taste and texture while also keeping costs low. Meanwhile, the fine baking market is driven by demand for engaging, multi-sensory products using bright colors, fusion flavors and multi-layered textures. Many of these consumers also seek out ‘permissible’ indulgence – recipes with cleaner labels, added protein and low or no sugar.