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ingredient additions are recalculated in real time to match quantities added rather than set points. It also enables precisely the right amount of active ingredients, colors and flavors to be added at the end of the cook cycle.
Accurate dosing of high-value active ingredients is critical in a process which must be readily capable of validation to FDA/EMEA standards. Addition at the end of the cooking process after evaporation ensures stringent control.
Gummies and jellies can be used to deliver a variety of functional ingredients including vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, Omega-3, probiotics and energy supplements for sectors including nutraceutical, sports nutrition and pharmaceuticals.
The hygienic and precise nature of Baker Perkins’ ServoForm Mini starch-free depositing process makes it ideal for the functional confectionery market where lower consumption levels compared with standard confectionery creates the demand for low-output production. The system is also ideal for pilot plants in larger companies.
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Additionally, at last November's (2019) “Oneofakindshow” in Toronto, M Thompson Chocolates samples its chocolate specialties for two weeks in Toronto, ONT, Canada.
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Since 1993, Diane has served Blommer’s key strategic accounts within the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, focusing specifically on the retail confectioners segment. She is an active contributing member of RCI, having served on the Board of Directors as well as on the Convention Planning Committee. Diane has been instrumental in helping to plan and coordinate many RCI events, including annual conventions, regional conferences, as well as RCI’s recent Winter Getaway to Costa Rica.
Diane’s high energy and positive attitude has been a gift to her colleagues, RCI’s association and the industry. Her passion for the success of others within the industry is evident by the way she continues to go above and beyond to ensure her customers receive the service they deserve.
Due to her dedication to RCI and the industry, the Board of Directors felt she was the best choice for this honor. "Diane has been an incredible supporter of the confectionery industry. Her loyalty and commitment does not go unnoticed, and we were privileged to present her with this award recognizing her contributions," says John Asher III, Asher’s Chocolates, 2018-2019 RCI President of the Board.
“I am honored to be to be chosen to receive the Henry J. Bornhofft Award, said Diane. “To be recognized by RCI is humbling and so very much appreciated.”
The Henry J. Bornhofft Memorial Award was established by the RCI Board of Directors in 1985. Each year a member of the confectionery industry is selected to receive the Henry J. Bornhofft Memorial Award at the annual convention in June. The recipient is a stand-out supplier member, who has exhibited many years of outstanding leadership, loyalty, friendship and has made significant contributions to the confectionery industry.
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Along with quality ingredients and machinery, Young attributes the company’s success to its primary packaging supplier, Sweet Packaging, for beautiful boxes, candy pads and inserts. (Shown above, below) Knowledge of the products as well as suggestions for new items are Sweet Packaging’s strengths, she adds, plus, they are made in the USA.
“We believe in creating a unique look for our brand. Utilizing a standard Sweet Packaging chocolate colored box, we add our own custom ribbons and labels. This helps create our unique brand identity. The design elements of beautiful packaging are one of our core foundations.
“It’s all about the Sweet Vegan experience. “
Where to find Sweet Vegan’s chocolates
Young explains her products can be found in several different retail outlets, including Foodcellar Market Queens, Food Liberation, High Vibe and Fulton Star Market around New York City. Indianapolis boasts Sweet Vegan Chocolates in YATS; and in Connecticut, they can be found at Sweet Beets. Please visit her website and social media for more.
Sweet Vegan Headquarters, 414 W 121 Street, #34 New York NY, 10027
Website: www.sweetvegan.nyc, Social Media: @sweetvegannyc