Bakers now have a complete line of high-stability soy shortenings to maximize the taste, texture, and functionality of icings, cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, and tortillas. Bunge Loders Croklaan will debut its complete portfolio of Vream® Elite Premium Shortenings at this year’s International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), Sept. 7-11, in Las Vegas.

“Shortening is a key ingredient in bakery, but bakers still face challenges in finding products that are easy to use while also delivering great sensory experiences across today’s most popular applications,” said Mark Stavro, senior director of marketing. “Vream Elite shortenings are made from high-stability soybean oil. They deliver tremendous functionality whether you’re working in cool or warm conditions and are optimized by application to deliver fantastic appearance, texture, and mouthfeel.”

Bunge Loders Croklaan is launching three new Vream Elite shortenings to build on the existing line of icing, donut, and tortilla shortenings that debuted earlier this year. All three new products deliver tremendous workability across a wide range of temperatures. 

Vream Elite for Cake & Icing creates cakes with excellent volume and aeration and makes winter white icings that hold colors well. 

Vream Elite for Pie mimics the texture and functionality of lard while delivering great freeze-thaw tolerance together with crusts that are tender and flaky.

Vream Elite for Cookies enables creaming of ingredients that leads to very smooth dough consistency and allows bakers to create their preferred finished texture, from soft and chewy to crispy.

“Early adopter feedback for Vream Elite is very positive. Customers are excited about its sensory and functionality benefits and how it’s tailored to meet specific needs across icings, cakes, pies, cookies, donuts, and tortillas,” adds Tim Surin, vice president of food processor sales for North America.

Vream Elite 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 #1535, where chefs will use Vream Elite in a number of menu items, including passionfruit cake rolls, heirloom apple pie, and blackberry lemonade cookies.

About Bunge Loders Croklaan

Bunge Loders Croklaan ( 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 (, 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.