GERMANY – Hamburg -based ingredient supplier, Norevo, has launched a glazing agent for chocolate-coated goods, Norevo Quick Gloss DF, that promises stable gloss results, low dosage requirement, and fast drying time for soft chocolate and compound surfaces.

Glazing agents are a type of food additive used to coat the outside of food to give it a shiny appearance and/or a protective coating that can extend shelf life by preserving moisture and creating a surface protective layer.

They are typically used on fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery products, chocolate, chewing gum, and other confectionery products.

Touted as the perfect solution to achieve reliable and stable gloss results, even in difficult production conditions or for inexperienced producers, Norevo Quick Gloss DF allows for more efficient production processes, resulting in higher productivity and profitability.

In addition, Norevo’s solution is “declaration-friendly,” allowing it to meet the growing demand for clean-label and natural ingredient products.

The solution, according to the company, is also suitable for use on soft chocolate and compound surfaces, making it a versatile solution for a range of products.

It produces a glossy finish on chocolate goods, which Norevo notes as a previously challenging task for confectioners.

“Gloss enhances the attractiveness of the finished chocolate product to appeal to consumers before purchase or consumption. While chocolate bars or chocolate-enrobed items shine from the pure chocolate cover itself, pan-coated items are exposed to a lot of friction and physical stress during pan-coating production,” a Norevo spokesperson told FoodIngredientsFirst.

Glossing is important as “pan-coated chocolate items are dull and sometimes a bit dusty right after the engrossing steps and require a separate gloss coating step at the very end of the process,” the spokesperson explained.

Thomas Marten-Oltrogge, Division Manager of Confectionery Performers at Norevo GmbH said the product is the result of years of research and development, giving the solution ability of reliable gloss results, low dosage, fast drying time, and declaration-friendly formulation.

The spokesperson cited FoodIngredientsFirst revealed that the R&D focused on compound-coated items for manufacturers in subtropical or tropical markets where extreme climatic conditions such as warm temperatures and high humidity levels pose specific challenges to the production process and operators.

Norevo is certified Organic/bio, Halal, and Kosher offering other products including Acacia Gum (Gum Arabic), Honey, Bee products, Agave Syrup, Agar-Agar, Waxes, and Licorice Extract, along with the professional range of Confectionery Performers.

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