Inclusions giant Pecan Deluxe is once again aiming to delight consumers, supplying the dessert and bakery sectors with its ever-expanding range of innovative products – this time in the form of miniature chocolate turtles.
A new shape for 2020, these eye-catching sweet treats are inspired by the popular US chocolate shop classic ‘turtle candy’ and are set to become a firm favourite on UK production lines. These cute creations can be made in standard milk, white or dark chocolate or, for the ultimate melt-in-the-mouth experience, can be created from low-melt compounds of the same flavours, as well as a striking pastel pink option. Unlike the traditional American recipe containing pecans, no nuts are included, making them ideal for a wide range of non-allergenic applications, including bakery products, confectionery, desserts and ice creams.
The chocolate turtles can be produced as solid shapes or filled, with endless alternative flavour possibilities available from the food tailor including caramel, mango, raspberry, chocolate fudge or peanut butter flavoured caramel. Bespoke fillings can also be created to meet specific customer requirements.
Liz Jones, Commercial and Development Director at Pecan Deluxe explained: “The market for a variety of chocolate inclusions continues to grow, as adventurous customers seek to satisfy sweet cravings with moments of indulgence from premium desserts and other lines. We’re responding to that demand by creating inventive inclusions that are as endearing to the eye as they are pleasing to the palate – and the speed with which these turtles have made it to market certainly makes them a very standout species!”
Pecan Deluxe has said it remains at the forefront of the American style candy trend with the launch of the turtles in the UK, with more shapes expected to hit production in the future. Manufacturers purchasing these new inclusions can be confident that they are bringing a super-trendy, versatile and delicious product to consumers.
All Pecan Deluxe products, including traditionally made fudge, moulded chocolate shapes, brownie pieces, cookie dough and praline nuts, are made using natural colours and flavourings in strict allergen controlled, BRC A grade facilities. The company is constantly innovating to develop new flavours and textures for the future.