DairyReporter took a look at some of the interesting products on show, and this week has six more interviews from the event.
We spoke with Rene Krebs, head of BU Cereals & Dairy, at Döhler; Helga Barcelos, from Quinta dos Açores; Raymond Sawatzky, import and export manager at Paraguayan company Cooperativa Chortitzer; Nikol Gierczuszkiewicz, account manager at Czech company Milkeffekt; Kristjian Jerončič, marketing and brand developer at Slovenian company Incom; and Viktoria Toegel, brand manager for Dadu Ice Cream, which is a part of the Lithuanian company Vikeda.
Away from Anuga, we also have our weekly look at the global dairy markets with Liam Fenton, from INTL FCStone.
German ingredients company Döhler presented a diverse portfolio of natural ingredients and applications that combine plant-based nutrition, sugar reduction and functionality with the company’s ‘Multi-Sensory Experiences.’
Product concepts ranged from a hemp energy drink, to a sweet onion version of a savory cheesecake, a filled banana bread praline, and a vegetable spread with the taste of zucchini, herbs and lemongrass.
The company presented a portfolio of plant-based product concepts for the food and beverage industry. The range of innovations is based among other things on integrated natural color solutions and coating systems for vibrant colours and appearances, plant-based ingredients based on cereals, nuts or seeds that are used in plant-based product concepts, as well as integrated taste solutions, such as botanical extracts and new natural fruit flavors.
Currently, Döhler said, products that offer alternative solutions to traditional dairy products are very popular, and the company showcased its solutions, including a selection of diverse plant-based drinks, based on almonds, oats or coconut, which are ideal for adding to coffee, pouring over cereal or drinking on their own.
Plant-based fermented desserts are alternatives to dairy-based yoghurts, which create healthy added-value thanks to their plant-based protein content, making them ideal for snacks or desserts, the company said. One of its concepts was an almond-based, rhubarb and blackcurrant flavor yogurt alternative with a hint of hibiscus, which enables clean label, organic and high protein declarations.
The company also had a variety of plant-based ice creams on display.
Quinta dos Açores
Based on the Atlantic Ocean islands of the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, Quinto dos Açores has four divisions, one of which is dairy products. It produces yogurts, ice cream and cheese.
Quinta Experience is the youngest part of the group, having been created due to the growth of the company’s restaurant and ice cream shop concept. Currently, it is the division that owns the Quinta dos Açores restaurant and ice cream shop in São Miguel Island, as well as the Quinta dos Açores ice cream shop in Lisbon.
The company has about 150 Holstein Friesian cows, which produce an average of 5,000 liters of milk daily. All the company’s cows are kept in a free grazing system in the natural pastures of the Azores.
Paraguay’s Cooperativa Chortitzer, with more than 4,600 members, was formally incorporated in 1962.
It is responsible for promoting the socio-economic development of members, providing them with services in the sectors of production, processing and sale of products in the local, national and international markets.
The Cooperative has a wide range of services including supermarkets, import and export, a dairy plant, workshops and dairy farms.
Its Lácteos Trebol brand is popular throughout Paraguay, and it also exports cheese and milk powder.
Milkeffekt is a Czech company located in the small eastern town of Trinec.
It produces traditional, handmade cheese products and other cheese delicacies.
The first line includes the traditional scalded cheese products as Korbacik, Cop, Parenicka and Pletynka.
The company has a variety of packaged string cheeses and rolls; some of the strings are braided, which are traditional cheeses of the Beskydy highlanders of the Czech Republic.
The second line includes the Mr. Grill Janosik cheese – smoked version, which is cheese for grilling, baking or cooking in the oven.
It also produces marinated cheese in a variety of styles.
Incom – Leone Ice Cream
Leone Ice Cream was created in 1991 in the Slovenia. Every day, more than 2m ice creams and frozen line products are shipped from the company’s production facility in Ajdovščina to 30 countries around the world.
In 2014, the company invested €7m in its facilities due to increasing demand, and in 2016, it started building a new technical development center. As well as its own products under the Leone brand, it also sells products for private label.
The company has a variety of innovative ice creams, including tubs, colored ice cream cones, stick ice creams and licensed products. It has rainbow unicorn cones, black mermaid-cones, and a new hemp ice-cream that is set to launch in 2020.
Vikeda – Dadu Ice Cream
Lithuanian company Vikeda Ltd was set up in 1997, and its Dadu ice cream products include two flavored birch-sap products, as well as a range of no added sugar, lactose-free and vegan ice cream sticks, individually-packaged waffle cup ice creams, probiotic ice cream sticks, and colored ice cream cones.
It also creates the popular Baltic glazed soft cheese bars in a variety of flavors.
Its green, black and blue ice-creams with matching colored cones have proven popular in the company’s home market, as well as for export. The company also makes a branded ice cream for one of the country’s basketball teams.