Puratos launches summer-themed cake ingredients

By Noli Dinkovski

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Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications
Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications
Ingredients maker Puratos has unveiled new cake mix flavours and fruit fillings – including the first products to be launched from the former Fruitapeel factory in Liverpool, which it acquired in 2017.

The Topfil Select Blackcurrant and Hibiscus and Topfil Select Strawberry, Cucumber and Mint fruit fillings are inspired by the spring and summer trend for floral and alcohol-inspired flavours that are made in Britain.

Puratos said both variants were freeze and thaw stable, and versatile enough that to be used in multiple applications including as a topping or filling for pies, cakes and mousses.

The new Satin Crème Cake Buckwheat Mix and Satin Crème Cake Summer Berries Mix tapped into consumer interest in ancient grains, as well as the summer trend for berry flavours, the bakery ingredients maker claimed. Both mixes contained only natural flavours and no AZO dyes, it added.

The mixes are said to be versatile enough to be used across applications such as muffins, loaf cakes, pancakes and waffles. Both the new mixes and fillings are available for a limited period.

Former Fruitapeel site

Puratos UK digital and communications manager Lydia Baines told Food Manufacture​ that the capabilities offered by the former Fruitapeel site, now known as Puratos North, added a new dimension to the business.

“One of the reasons we bought the site is that it has an aseptic machine, which means we can make fruit fillings with exceptional fruit quality,”​ Baines said. “They are very used to working to a very quick turnaround for customers.

“The Blackcurrant and Hibiscus filling taps into all the floral trends – it is very healthy and delivers a great flavour.”

Baines said Satin’s 25th anniversary last year gave the company an opportunity to experiment with new mix flavours.

“We looked at all the trends around ancient grains and wholegrains, and after subjecting them to our taste panel, the buckwheat flavour came out on the top,”​ she said. “It works as an ideal base for further flavours to be added.

‘Two of the classic flavours’

“The Summer Berries Mix is based on two of the classic flavours – blueberry and strawberry. It is UK-made, and only available in the UK.”

A new vegan Scone Mix has also been added to the Satin Crème Cake range. Claimed to offer “buttery notes”​, Puratos said the mix could be used in a range of applications, from scones and swirls to cobblers.

It was also easy to use and prepare – requiring the addition of only water and being both freeze and thaw stable, the company added.

“Our new vegan scone mix will offer our customers the chance to tap into the growing trends for vegan afternoon tea options, with no compromise on quality or taste required,”​ Baines said.

Headquartered in Brussels, Puratos boasts 81 Innovation Centres globally. Earlier this year, Food Manufacture visited Belgium to understand how Puratos’s ingredient formulations met modern-day market opportunities​.

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