Barry Callebaut Introduces ProBenefit
Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, today launched ProBenefit-a new probiotic industrial chocolate that helps consumers maintain a healthy intestinal balance-for the North American market.
Manufactured using a special production process developed exclusively by Barry Callebaut, ProBenefit chocolate is enhanced with probiotic bacterial cultures that help to restore the balance of intestinal flora. The product, which is Kosher-certified and available in dark and milk chocolate, offers that same great taste, texture and mouth feel as non-probiotic chocolate as well as a long shelf life with no refrigeration required, making it ideal for a wide range of applications in food manufacturing.
"Barry Callebaut developed ProBenefit specifically to help its food manufacturing customers meet the growing consumer demand for healthy and functional foods," said Richard Benson, Director of Research and Development for Barry Callebaut North America. "We know that most Americans are concerned about their well-being and are taking steps to eat more healthfully. Food products that feature ProBenefit allow them to do that, while also enjoying the indulgence of fine chocolate."