Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
Muntons PLC, maltsters and malted ingredients makers of World Class Malt based in Stowmarket Suffolk, United Kingdom, with a North American office in Seattle, Washington, were honored with the Bakery Innovation of the Year 2011 for its new Maltichoc product. Muntons accepted the award at the Food Ingredients Europe awards evening in Paris on November 29.
Maltichoc is a newly formulated product designed to be used as a partial cocoa powder and chocolate replacement in both soluble and non-soluble formats. Maltichoc is a blend of carefully selected malted ingredients formulated to emulate the color, aroma and flavor characteristics of cocoa when used in conjunction with this ingredient.
Maltichoc in baked products helps to retain moisture, improves texture and increases shelf life as well as offers a significant raw material cost reduction. Andrew Fuller, Muntons Product Development Technologist, said, “The cost of cocoa powder is spiraling and availability is poor. A reduction of up to 50% in cocoa powder is possible with the inclusion of Maltichoc, while maintaining product quality.”
Because Maltichoc was released only this year, Muntons were said to be surprised with the Innovation of the Year honor. “Becoming a finalist was unexpected, to actually win the award was amazing – to say I was delighted would be an understatement,” said Fuller.
Muntons has been producing high quality malt and malted ingredients for more than 80 years. During this time, the company has grown to become a major supplier of malts, malt extracts, homebrew kits, flours and flakes to the food and drinks industry. Based in Suffolk, UK, Muntons is organized into two operating divisions: Muntons Malt, which services the brewing and distilling industries worldwide, and Muntons Malted Ingredients, which focuses on food industries and non-alcoholic beverages. Please visit us at http://www.muntons.com