Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer and producer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products for more than 150 years, but the company does more than just make chocolate. As their website describes, “Barry Callebaut represents about 6,000 employees in 27 countries, and has 40 production facilities around the world. We provide comprehensive competency in the art of making chocolate – from the cocoa bean to the finished chocolate product.
We are the global leader in cocoa and chocolate innovations, and provide a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing. Our company is actively engaged in initiatives and projects that contribute to a more sustainable cocoa supply chain.
Barry Callebaut is a fully integrated company that masters every step from the sourcing of cocoa beans to the finished chocolate product. We are proud to serve the entire food industry, whether it be with industrial food manufacturers or artisans, and professional users of our products. Today, we are the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products. We have a global network with production sites in Europe, Africa, North and Latin America and Asia/Pacific.
Our proven expertise, together with our focus on innovation and R&D, enables us to cater to the many different customer needs and to respond to the varying consumer preferences throughout the world. Our customers benefit from more than 2,000 recipes, which can be found on our website.”
Barry Callebaut has taken their chocolate making to an art form and they have even developed a revolutionary new cocoa cultivation method, resulting in a new range of vastly superior quality chocolate. Their advanced fermentation techniques result in cocoa beans with virtually zero defects or off-flavors, and their new Terra Cacao product line sets a new standard in superior tasting chocolate.
Callebaut even helps to empower local farmers so they can produce the highest possible quality cocoa beans. Barry Callebaut further explains, “Callebaut – the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces the launch of the Terra Cacao range: an exciting new innovation in superior tasting chocolate. Based on revolutionary new cocoa cultivation and fermentation methods developed by Barry Callebaut, in collaboration with local growers, the Terra Cacao range represents a giant leap forward in terms of both quality and sustainability. Thanks mostly to improvements in the fermentation of the raw cocoa beans, the cocoa used to make Terra Cacao has virtually zero defects or off flavors, resulting in a 100% natural chocolate with an unprecedented harmony of pure tastes and rich aromas.”
As well as creating innovative chocolate, Callebaut continuously does research on new fillings, decorations, and coatings; even advising their customers and clients about the whole production process. Callebaut’s continued scientific research ensures the highest quality standards and food safety.
Some of the gourmet brands they offer are: Callebaut, Cacao Barry, Carma, Van Leer, Van Houten, Caprimo, Bensdorp, and Luijckx. Their Ambassadors Club is a network of highly accomplished and respected food professionals, including well-known chefs and restaurant owners, pastry chefs and chocolate artisans. Many of these professionals compete in the annual “World Chocolate Masters” competition, or receive training at one of the many Callebaut Chocolate Academies throughout the world.
Their website also offers suggestions on how to use their chocolate in recipes, explains the history and production process of chocolate, and goes into detail about the health benefits of chocolate. The company is very environmentally and socially conscious, and has a strong sense of corporate responsibility. They work to find sustainable solutions during the growing and processing phases, to ensure a thriving cocoa sector in the future. All other aspects of production are also considered, including how the process will impact the environment, empower the local cocoa farmers, and even how the company’s presence in the community can improve the lives of the children that live there. Callebaut employees are encouraged to become involved in the communities where they work, creating a positive impact for all.
To learn more visit their website at www.barry-callebaut.com.