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deZaan™ Celebrates 100 Years Of Innovation

This May, ADM Cocoa’s premier cocoa and chocolate brand, deZaan™, will celebrate 100 successful years of providing cocoa and chocolate solutions to customers in the global food and beverage industry. The company, first established in 1911 under the name Chocoladefabriek De Zaan, has played a key role over the last century in transforming cocoa powder from by-product to valuable ingredient.

deZaan’s portfolio has always been at the forefront of innovation for products that combine flavour, colour and functionality. deZaan offers a range of premium cocoa powders and chocolate with varying flavour profiles, fat content and pH levels to suit a variety of applications from chocolate milk and chocolate muffins to ice cream bars, breakfast cereals and high end chocolates. deZaan’s unique performance cocoa powders help optimize usage levels and reduce cost in use, whilst delivering a full, rich cocoa and chocolate flavour. Other products from deZaan include high quality cocoa butter, liquor and most recently, chocolate and compound confectionery products, including toppings, curls, batons and chocolate powders.

Recent innovations from deZaan include lower saturated fat ice cream coatings, which combine fat-reduced deZaan cocoa powder and speciality fats to provide a high quality reduced saturated fat solution for ice cream manufacturers. Chocovit Extra custom-formulated blends of deZaan cocoa butters and Chocovit Plus cocoa butter equivalents (CBEs) add value to an array of chocolate formulations and help manufacturers deliver high quality products more efficiently and economically.

Scott Walker, managing director, ADM Cocoa International, comments “We are delighted to be celebrating 100 years of quality and innovation with deZaan. We look forward to entering a second century in the industry and continuing to offer our customers dynamic products and services that will reinforce deZaan’s position as the world’s premier cocoa and chocolate brand. We thank our customers and employees for their years of commitment and support, and look forward to the next hundred years of playing a unique and important role in exciting tastebuds and senses around the world”.

deZaan™ is a trademark of Archer Daniels Midland Company.

For further information, please contact: ADM International Sàrl
Tel: + 41 (0)21 702 8400 Fax: + 41 (0)21 702 8888 E-mail:media-eu@adm.com