Berryfusions boosts Italian confectioner’s Cantuccini
Italian confectionery brand Falcone Dolciaria has extended its cantuccini range with a new cranberry variety of the well known Italian biscuit. The family owned brand has developed the Cantuccini d’Abruzzo product with Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group’s (ITG) raspberry flavour BerryFusions Fruits to create a modern fusion of classic biscuit with dried fruit. Cantuccini, made originally with almond, form a large part of Italian culture and are enjoyed with coffee both in Italy and abroad.
Carlandrea Falcone, president of umbrella company Pescaradolc, comments, “Cantucci have long been associated with Italian culture and this new product encapsulates tradition while drawing on modern influences. Marion Burton, marketing manager for Ocean Spray ITG adds, “This story really does shows the versatility of these flavoured dried cranberries as they hold the colour and raspberry flavour well.”
The dried fruit pieces are highly process tolerant and offer a cost effective solution to fruit additions in a number of different products, for example baked goods and confectionery.