The Fi Innovation Awards, organized by Fi Europe, celebrate companies and organizations breaking new ground in the Food & Beverage industry. Achievements in various categories are assessed by a jury of industry professionals.
The jury of the Food Ingredients Europe Innovation Awards awarded Bunge Loders Croklaan with the Clean Label and Natural Award for its innovation Karibon, the first 100% shea-based Cocoa Butter Equivalent (CBE) that has all the processing benefits and versatility of leading CBEs in the market combined with the nutritional and sustainability benefits of shea. This plant-based, nutritionally balanced and sustainably sourced ingredient meets consumer demand for more conscious and sustainable food options that don’t compromise on taste and quality.
“Karibon, with its nutritional and sustainable characteristics is a breakthrough CBE solution and everything food manufacturers are looking for in a premium CBE, while delivering indulgence and a label-friendly product to their consumers,” said Rafael Zegarra, Global Marketing Director. “Karibon is an important step in Bunge Loders Croklaan’s drive toward powering the future of responsible chocolate confectionery while offering chocolate manufacturers an ingredient that is economically viable and guarantees the processing benefits of leading CBEs in the market.”