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The Chocolate Spread Trend: Why It’s a Game Changer for Your F&B Business!

Imagine transforming your menu with an ingredient that speaks versatility, sustainability, and convenience. In the bustling world of foodservice, where every ingredient choice can make or break a business, this article introduces you to the transforming impact that chocolate spreads bring to the table, particularly Ovomaltine. Additionally, discover real and original examples of how this versatile product can be used in a professional capacity by downloading our recipes.

 Chocolate Spread Market Insights

The global chocolate spread market is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 7.24% in the forecast period of 2023-2028. This growth is aided by increased consumption of bakery products, waffles, pancakes, and bread, and is further influenced by the adoption of Western food culture in Asian countries.

Lifestyle Trends Bolstering Chocolate Spread Popularity

The chocolate spread industry is growing due to evolving consumer lifestyles, leading to a preference for convenient, ready-to-eat food products. Chocolate spread has wide applications as it can be consumed with bread, toast, waffles, pancakes, and cookies, among others.

Additionally, innovative developments in food products are boosting chocolate spread demand. In the food service sector, the rising innovations of dishes at cafes and restaurants, among other eateries, and the availability of various types of chocolate spread are also propelling the market growth. Beyond its role in breakfast foods, the chocolate spread has ventured into diverse culinary applications, from baking to being a delightful addition to various desserts.

The emergence of healthier variants of chocolate spreads, including nutrients fortified, no added preservatives, and sustainably sourced ingredients, have largely contributed to the chocolate spread market expansion.

Trends and Challenges Faced by Food Service

Understanding these trends and their impact on business can help the industry stay competitive and adapt to evolving customer needs.

Ingredient sourcing and quality:

Obtaining high-quality and premium ingredients consistently can be a challenge. Bakeries and pastry shops often require specific ingredients, and fluctuations in quality or availability can impact the final product.

Sustainable practices:

The growing importance of sustainability to consumers is a trend expected to continue in the foodservice industry. Restaurants and cafes are becoming more mindful of their environmental impact, and this can involve challenges in sourcing sustainable ingredients, such as using locally sourced, reducing food waste, and adopting eco-friendly practices.

Health and dietary concerns:

There is an increasing demand for healthier and dietary-specific options for customers dining out. Meeting these demands while maintaining taste and texture poses a challenge. We can expect to see more restaurants and cafes offering desserts or dishes that are low in calories, fat, and sugar, and that are rich in nutrients.

Customer expectations and experience:

Balancing customer demands for fast service, quality food, and a positive experience with cost and resource constraints can be challenging.

Storage accommodability:

In food service, suitable storage plays an important part where sometimes refrigeration or chilling will take up a lot of space and make certain things alter the texture and taste due to temperature changes. It also necessitates an initial high-cost investment in the refrigerator, and also requires a continuing high-cost investment in maintaining electricity to it.

A taste of adventure:

Consumers will always want foods that reflect the familiar flavours they know and love, but they continue to expand their palates with unique global fare. With so many eyes on screens, social media plays a huge role in spreading the word about the latest flavour sensations. Consumers crave foods that challenge their taste buds at a more sophisticated level than ever before.

Problem-Solving Solutions for Professionals

In Foodservice, Ovomaltine, one of the most recognized Swiss brands, is designed to move your operations forward. Ovomaltine stands apart from other brands with its unique and secret formula, created by Dr. Albert Wander and still used today to produce a variety of high-quality products.

Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream spread is one of the premium products that is Halal, quality, and delicious spread originates from Switzerland. What makes Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream spread so unique is its incredibly smooth texture and signature crunchy Ovomaltine bits and cocoa as well as its one-of-a-kind combination of cocoa and malt. Aside from being used as a spread on bread, Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream can also be used as an ingredient in many baking products such as cakes, croissants, buns, cookies, and more.

Ovomaltine is made from a blend of malted barley, wheat flour, milk, and cocoa powder. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. The spread is known for its distinctive crunchy texture and sweet, chocolaty flavour, which can be enjoyed on its own or used to add flavour and texture to a variety of dishes.


Versatility and Nutritious ·        Ovomaltine chocolate spread is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various recipes. It can be spread on bread, used as a filling in pastries, incorporated into cakes, cookies, and ice creams, or even used as a topping for pancakes or waffles.·        These authentic Ovomaltine crunchy creams are not only super delicious but most certainly, they are filled with nutritious ingredients such as vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.
Flavour Enhancement ·        It adds a rich, chocolatey flavour to dishes, making them more appealing and enjoyable for customers, especially those who love chocolate. Two things make Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream irresistible.·        The first is, of course, the incredibly crispy Ovomaltine bits and the smooth texture of the spread

·        Ovomaltine is the only product that combines the crunchy with the creaminess of the unique combination of malt and cocoa.

Convenience ·        Ovomaltine is a convenient option for food service establishments as it eliminates the need to melt chocolate or prepare chocolate sauces from scratch and is easy to incorporate into various recipes, which makes it convenient for food service providers.·        It’s ready to use straight from the jar, which saves time and effort in the kitchen. It can be used as a filling, topping, or ingredient without requiring extensive preparation.
Longer storage ·        Ovomaltine only needs to be kept in cool and dry (without refrigerating it). Compared to refrigerated chocolate spread, ambient versions often have a longer shelf life.·        The absence of refrigeration helps maintain the spread’s quality and prevents issues related to texture changes or flavor alterations that can occur in chilled spreads and allowing it to be stored for an extended period without spoiling, which can be advantageous in food service settings where ingredients need to last.
Sustainable friendly ·        Because sustainability is important to Ovomaltine, they support more sustainable cocoa farming by purchasing Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa to protect existing forests and avoid conversion of forests to farmland.·        Rainforest Alliance certification programs promote responsible management practices to eliminate causes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Cost-Effectiveness ·        It can be a cost-effective way to incorporate chocolate flavour into dishes compared to using high-quality chocolate or cocoa in bulk.·        Besides, without the need for refrigeration requirements, it can result in cost savings, both in terms of energy costs associated with refrigeration and in logistics, as transportation and storage costs might be lower.

Endless Culinary Possibilities

Elevate your culinary creations with ease using Ovomaltine! We’ve crafted two delectable recipes that seamlessly integrate this versatile spread, perfect for enhancing the dessert menu of any F&B establishment.

Whether you’re operating a cozy bakery, a bustling café, a high-end restaurant, or a just a home-based business, these Ovomaltine-based confections are sure to enrich your offerings.

Check out our recipes and discover ideas to offer an exceptional dining experience and heightened indulgence to your customers, all while enjoying the convenience and unmatched flavours that preserve the authenticity of your dishes.

At DPO International, a full-suite market enabler for food business, we work in tandem with the world renowned brands such as Ovomaltine to bring you the best ingredients and products for foodservice businesses. We are the official appointed importer and distributor for Ovomaltine in Malaysia. Reach out to us to know further.


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