Bakers and tortilla makers now have a new line of specially designed shortenings to enhance the appearance, mouthfeel, and functionality of icings, donuts, and tortillas.
Bunge Loders Croklaan will launch the new products, Vream™ Specialty Shortenings, at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists show in New Orleans (IFT19, Jun 2-5).
“Icings, donuts, and tortillas command $8 billion in U.S. retail sales according to Nielsen, and many customers seek to improve the look, texture, and functionality of their products by overcoming the limitations of conventional shortenings,” says Mark Stavro, senior director of marketing. “Vream is a line of soy and high-stability soy shortenings developed to help manufacturers create a better sensory experience and promote ease-of-use during production.”
Bunge Loders Croklaan is launching three Vream specialty shortenings. All three have a clean taste and are simple to work with given their wide temperature tolerance and extremely smooth consistency.
Vream for icings delivers a bright white appearance and light texture and eliminates post-hardening—which means better mouthfeel and longer shelf-life.
Vream for donuts enhances adhesion of glazes and icings and reduces glaze cracking.
Vream for tortillas improves rollability—reducing tears—and makes very soft tortillas.
“Early adopter feedback for Vream is very positive. Customers are using it as a drop-in replacement for conventional shortenings and are thrilled with its sensory and functional benefits,” adds Tim Surin, vice president of food processor sales for North America.
Vream is available to help bakery brands of all sizes grow, and it expands upon Bunge Loders Croklaan’s portfolio of SansTrans and NH shortenings. Visit Bunge Loders Croklaan at Bunge’s booth #1935 where our chefs will be using Vream in a number of menu items, including espresso toffee donuts, tacos campechano, blood orange cupcakes, and strawberry cream cakes.
About Bunge Loders Croklaan
Bunge Loders Croklaan (www.bungeloders.com) is a leading global producer and supplier of sustainable premium quality plant-based oils and fats for the food manufacturing industry. It operates as part of the global B2B edible oils business of Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG). Its products are used in a wide range of applications, from bakery and confectionery to culinary and infant nutrition.
With in-depth knowledge of ingredients, applications and processes, the Bunge Loders Croklaan team closely cooperates with customers to develop tailored solutions and create innovative products to meet their business goals and differentiate them in in the marketplace.
About Bunge Limited
Bunge (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve in over 60 countries. The company is headquartered in New York and has 31,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 360 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain silos, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.