Barchemy announces the launch of a dedicated chocolate production line free from the top 12 allergens. The new, dedicated line is the result of a 40,000 square foot expansion at the company’s Donora, PA manufacturing plant and adds significant new capacity. In addition to being free of allergens, the new line will be Kosher/Parve.
“We pride ourselves on being focused on the Better-For-You space, which centers on products with no added sugar and/or sugar-free and consists of high protein and fiber-enriched chocolate, chocolate coatings, and fillings. With the launch of our new production line, our team is providing capacity for allergen-free options that don’t sacrifice taste while utilizing the benefits of dark chocolate and no artificial sweeteners,” said Larry Toscano, President, and CEO.
Since its inception, Barchemy has offered a variety of products that meet the health and wellness goals of formulators and manufacturers targeting health-conscious consumers. The new dedicated line will be housed in the company’s state-of-the-art 40,000 square foot addition, which is adjacent to the company’s existing manufacturing plant and corporate offices.
The Better-For-You Barchemy manufacturing line addresses an industry need as eating habits change among consumers. This specific line will be free of gluten, peanut, tree nut, dairy, egg, soy, corn, sesame, mustard, coconut, fish, and shellfish.
“With this added capacity, Barchemy is in a position to bring the BFY category components that have been lacking and requested by our customers as eating habits of their customers’ trend toward healthy alternatives,” said Toscano.
The newest addition to the Barchemy facility is open and the production line focused on allergen-free products will be available on January 2, 2022. This latest development features cutting-edge equipment manufactured by Aasted specifically for this facility.
Founded in 2015 by Larry Toscano, Barchemy specializes in high-quality, custom-formulated chocolate and confectionery ingredients for the nutritional bar, bakery, confectionery, and ice cream industry. The company offers complete R&D technical services that can formulate using unique ingredients while maintaining superior quality and delivering better-for-you chocolate products.
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