In-Depth Focus: Ingredients

New Food Issue 1 2024’s Ingredients In-Depth Focus features articles from Luker Chocolate, Tirlán and Overherd, where they offer their perspectives on the importance of quality ingredients that offer the consumer the best possible eating experience, without compromising in any other areas.

Included in this Ingredients In-Depth Focus, which was first published in Issue 1 2024 of New Food:

Functional snacking: Why chocolate is the perfect carrier for protein

As more and more consumers opt for nutritionally packed diets, vegan foods and healthy on‑the‑go snacks, there’s a growing demand for functional yet indulgent protein-fortified foods. Here, Daniela Quintero from Luker Chocolate explains why protein-enriched chocolate offers huge potential for this market, helping brands to achieve improved nutritional value with a better tasting, higher quality product. 

Meeting growing consumer demand for versatility in the cheese category

A prized source of nutrients and long-revered food across most of the world, cheese not only shines as a stand-alone product but as a vital ingredient in many dishes. Here, Michael Walsh, Category Manager – Cheese at Tirlán, shares his insight into innovation in the processed cheese category.

Shaking up the powdered milk market

In this Q&A, New Food speaks to Sandy Eyre, Founder of dried plant-milk company Overherd, to learn about the emerging powdered milk market in the UK. Read about how the company is working to reduce packaging waste and transportation emissions, with the aim of creating a more sustainable alternative to traditional plant-based milks.

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