Earlier this year, leading bakery ingredient and Belgian chocolate supplier Puratos USA announced the latest addition to its real Belgian Chocolate portfolio for chocolatiers, bakers, and confectioners: Belcolade Selection Amber Cacao-Trace.

Amber chocolate features a bright and warm color with a rich flavor experience that starts with a naturally salted-butter caramel boost and finishes with sweet cooked and creamy milk notes. It is all natural, clean label, non-GMO, with no artificial flavors. Through a slow and gentle conching process, it is given time to express taste at its fullest, offering a complex bouquet and long-lasting caramel taste.

The product is made with sustainably sourced cocoa beans from Puratos’ unique Cacao-Trace sustainability program, which uses expert fermentation techniques to produce superior chocolate and rewards its cocoa farmers with a Chocolate Bonus of $0.05 per pound sold. This can add up to 1 to 2 months of additional salary for the farmers.

“The expanding Belcolade Selection range is special because we can explore flavor innovation and meet the needs of consumers who are looking for unique indulgent experiences and high-quality ingredients,” says Jaina Wald, vice president of marketing, Puratos USA. “Taste is a crucial factor in the decision-making process when buying baked goods and confectionery products and consumers want to be wowed by all their senses.”

Amber is crafted for use in a wide variety of applications, including thin to thick enrobing, molding, panning, mixed as a filling, mousses, ganaches and more.