Bakers Journal

Ocean Spray gives cantuccini a cranberry boost

February 24, 2011
By Bakers Journal

feb24oceansprayberryfusionsfruitsbjFebruary 24, 2011, United Kingdom – Italian confectionery brand Falcone Dolciaria has extended its cantuccini range with a new cranberry variety of the well-known Italian biscuit.

The family owned brand has developed its Cantuccini d’Abruzzo product with Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group’s (ITG) raspberry flavour BerryFusions Fruits, creating a modern fusion of classic biscuit with high quality dried fruit.

Guided by family driven values, Falcone Dolciaria has been making Italian pastry, snacks, cakes and Cantucci d’Abruzzo since 1997. Building on the success of the almond and chocolate chip varieties, the new raspberry flavour cantuccini adds a modern twist to the traditional product, delivering vibrant colour and taste.

“Raspberry flavour BerryFusions Fruits add a new dimension to cantucci,” says Carlandrea Falcone, president of the umbrella company Pescaradolc s.r.l. “They provide colour and texture, and consumers love the new variety. Cantucci have long been associated with Italian culture and this innovative new product encapsulates tradition while drawing on modern influences. Consumers also appreciate the ‘Made in Italy’ label as Italy is recognized worldwide as a leader in fine food products.”

Marion Burton, marketing manager for Ocean Spray ITG adds, “This new success story really does show the versatility of BerryFusions Fruits flavoured dried cranberries, which are ideal for the cantucci as they hold the colour and raspberry flavour well. BerryFusions Fruits are available in several different flavours and are suitable for a number of different applications. We are proud to provide our cranberry products for the Falcone Dolciaria brand and we are excited to be part of this innovative new line.”

BerryFusions Fruits offer manufacturers an innovative way of including fruit in their products without colour bleed, piece degradation or moisture migration. These dried fruit pieces are highly process tolerant and offer a cost effective solution to fruit additions in a number of different products, including baked foods and confectionery. BerryFusions Fruits include flavours that traditionally present difficulties for manufacturers, such as raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and orange.

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