According to a December 2013 report by Datamonitor, “Consumer and innovation trends in chocolate 2013,” researchers identified health and wellness as one of eight trends affecting the chocolate category. The report also pointed to the need for more natural, clean-label ingredients.

GNT, Tarrytown, N.Y., recently introduced a line of oil-dispersible natural colors — EXBERRY OD. Ideal for chocolate applications, the colors may deliver a wide range of shades without the use of chemical solvents or additives. As consumer demand for clean-label ingredients continues to grow, natural color ingredients like these made from fruits and vegetables, provide labeling advantages.

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