AAK USA Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of value-adding specialty vegetable fats and oils, is showcasing their expanded portfolio of formulation solutions during the 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE 2019). AAK created several great-tasting concepts to showcase AAK’s fat and oil solutions that help bakers create indulgent and better-for-you bakery and non-dairy plant-based products consumers will embrace.

“We are excited to showcase our latest fat and oil innovations during IBIE,” said Octavio Diaz de Leon, President of AAK USA and AAK North Latin America. “Our newest global brand for plant-based foods, AkoPlanet™, offers formulators a real-life solution for plant-based foods and supports AAK’s continued commitment to help fulfill consumers’ desires for better-for-you, clean label and sustainable products that look and taste great. AAK understands the vital role fats and oils play in bakery products, and our customer innovation experts work with customers to utilize our expansive toolbox of supplier partners as we co-develop value-adding formulation solutions that are on-trend and full of flavor while they meet our customers’ goals.”

Visitors are invited to stop by IBIE booth #2027 and sample several great-tasting better-for-you indulgences created for attendees by the AAK USA team. All bakery items feature one or more of AAK’s latest multi-functional fat solutions that are non-hydrogenated and low in saturated fat, including:

Mini chocolate chip cupcakes with vanilla frosting
This delicate vanilla cake is filled with decadent chocolate chips and topped with a dollop of creamy vanilla frosting, making this cupcake a real crowd-pleaser. AAK’s CISAO™ 81-20 all-purpose shortening, made with palm for reduced saturated fat applications, gives the cupcake its desirable clean mouthfeel along with great creamability and the ability to customize. CISAO™ 81-16 is featured in an emulsified shortening to give the frosting its creamy texture, help retain its shape and structure, and allow its delicate vanilla flavor to shine through. CEBES™ 29-72 NH is AAK’s cocoa butter substitute, giving the chocolate chips a clean mouthfeel with no waxy coating and an optimal melt profile, allowing the chips to retain their structure during storage, baking and in the final product.

Plant-based cheesy garlic biscuits

This flaky and tender, plant-based cheesy garlic bite showcases AAK’s newest organic solution, AKOPLANET™ 28-001 ORD—made with a unique blend of organic coconut and organic sunflower oils to create the deliciously on-trend plant-based cheese. CEBES™ 81-20 is included as a non-hydrogenated all-purpose palm oil shortening to reduce saturated fat. CISAO™ 78-31 flaked shortening, made with palm and palm kernel oil, is incorporated to evenly distribute fat, creating a tender mouthfeel while delivering the cheesy garlic flavor.

AAK offers a wide range of vegetable oils including Canola, Primate-Free Coconut, Organic, Corn, Palm & Palm Kernel/RSPO Certified/Segregated, Soybean/Project Verified Non-GMO and High Oleic Sunflower and Safflower. With their broad process capabilities and expertise in fats and oils, AAK develops innovative and value-adding solutions to address formulation challenges of all kinds and across many industries – Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Animal Feed, Frying, Plant Based, Special Nutrition and more. AAK’s proven expertise is based on more than 140 years of experience within fats & oils.