Eurogran and Chr.Hansen launch hot chocolate drink fortified with natural carotene at Eu'Vend 2007 from 20th to 22nd September in Cologne, Germany.
The new innovative chocolate drink, Le Royal ChocoDark, with extra antioxidants is developed by Eurogran, a leading company within vending ingredients in Europe. The drink contains a customized mix of natural carotenoids from Chr Hansen’s NutriPhy™ phytonutrients range together with cocoa polyphenols.
Both cocoa polyphenols and natural palm oil carotenoids are associated with a range of health benefits. They are both antioxidative, which means that they help boost and maintain the immune system to assist the body’s natural defense. They thus meet the general health trend among global consumers.
“We are sure that this chocolate drink will appeal to a wide range of consumers all over, and especially for those interested in beauty. Worldwide, female consumers are the main consumers of cocoa products, and combining cocoa with natural carotene creates a good synergy effect,” says Mr. Sami Sassi, Business Development Manager, Phytonutrients, Chr. Hansen.
The anti-oxidant capacity of carotenoids is strongly associated to cosmeceuticals, and especially to skin health. NutriPhy™ contains truly natural carotenoids extracted from palm fruits, with a natural and beneficial alpha and beta carotene profile, thus giving the consumer the best end-product.
The cosmeceutical industry is experiencing a double-digit growth in the European market at the moment. The strong and continued growth makes new applications very interesting for the industry.
“We see great possibilities for the Le Royal ChocoDark to be included in vending machines not only in offices, but also at places like fitness centres and life-style-stores,” says Mr. Thomas Stilling, Sales and Marketing Director, Eurogran
Chr. Hansen can also provide other active ingredients from the NutriPhy™ range such as different polyphenols to be used in applications for vending machines.
Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.