Oringer introduced a high-protein caramel that provides a 10% protein level without compromising the taste and texture of a traditional caramel. The high-protein caramel is extremely versatile and can be used for layering, binding or as a filling in nutrition and energy bars. It is designed to be easy to work with and applicable to all manufacturing processes.

“This new product allows bar manufacturers to increase protein levels without sacrificing the taste that consumers demand,” said Rod Oringer, national sales manager for Oringer, a division of Concord Foods, Inc., Brockton, Mass. “In the past, it was a challenge for manufacturers to find caramels that combine high protein levels with great flavor and texture. We are confident that our high-protein caramel will meet all requirements.”

Oringer partnered with Fonterra Ingredients to develop and market this exciting product. “We are excited to expand our revolutionary PowerProtein line of ingredients into the nutrition and energy bar market through our collaboration with Oringer,” said Sandra Wagner, category marketing manager, bars and snack foods for Fonterra, headquartered in Rosemont, Ill.  
Oringer’s knowledgeable research and development team works with each customer to customize flavor, viscosity and texture. By partnering closely with customers, Oringer ensures that each customer will be able to produce a great tasting bar that meets their specific requirements.      

For more information, visit www.concordfoods.com or www.fonterra-northamerica.com.

About Concord Foods
Concord Foods, established in 1968, is a leading supplier of retail food products and custom ingredients to nationally recognized supermarkets, foodservice operators and leading food manufacturers. Bar manufacturers that are interested in the high-protein caramel can request samples at www.concordfoods.com 

About Fonterra
Fonterra is a global leader in dairy nutrition – the preferred supplier of dairy ingredients to many of the world's leading food companies. The farmer-owned New Zealand co-operative is the largest processor of milk in the world, producing more than two million tons of dairy ingredients, value added dairy ingredients, specialty ingredients and consumer products every year. Drawing on generations of dairy expertise, Fonterra is one of the largest investors in dairy-based research and innovation in the world. Fronterra’s staff works across the dairy spectrum from advising farmers on sustainable farming and milk production, to ensuring their high-quality standards and customer service levels in more than 100 markets around the world.

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