S Black has launched a "breakthrough zero-trans coating fat" in the UK. Couva 850 NH, made by IOI-Loders Croklaan, is an alternative to conventional, hydrogenated and trans fatty acid-containing coating fats.
S Black says the product provides chocolate confectionery and bakery manufacturers with a cost effective, technologically easy-to-incorporate coating fat that meets the demands of the health-conscious consumer.
The company describes Couva 850 NH as a "next generation cocoa butter replacer" (CBR). Couva 850 NH has been developed mainly for enrobing applications.
In replacing vegetable fats high in trans fat in existing applications, it has no adverse influence on either the output of production lines or the appearance of finished goods, says the company. A nine-month shelf-life is achievable under various conditions of time and temperature. Couva 850 NH is not hydrogenated and requires no tempering.