Bakery and snack manufacturers are experiencing dynamic changes in their industry as consumers are looking for clean label, convenient, healthier-for-you and interesting flavor combinations in their food choices.

PTC Foods regularly monitors market insights and consumer trends. Our primary goal is to help industrial clients find the perfect ingredient to stay ahead of trends and to help develop successful products in the market. Some ingredients that we represent include:

Chocolate & Compound

Types: Bittersweet, Milk, White Chocolate; Flavored Compound

Forms Available: Chips, Chunks, Wafers, Coatings, Fillings

Applications: Cookies, Cakes, Baked Snacks, Snack Bars

Chocolate & Compound Products:

  • Chips
  • Chunks
  • Coatings
  • Fillings

We offer a range of American, Swiss and Belgian style chocolate from leading suppliers.Customer specifications can widely vary based on flavor, size, shape, price and label requirements.We have a thorough understanding of raw material origin and manufacturing; we only work with suppliers that can provide a reliable, high quality chocolate at competitive prices. We are deeply knowledgeable on cocoa and other commodity markets and are constantly looking for cost saving opportunities when presented.

We work with you to determine the best chocolate or compound product based on your needs and can also offer custom products if requested (minimum quantities apply).

Cocoa Powder

Available Types: Natural or Alkalized

Applications: Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Bread, Baked Snacks, Snack Bars

Our portfolio includes premium cocoa powders varying in flavor, color and fat content for every application. Our cocoa powders are produced from only the highest quality cocoa beans in state-of-the-art facilities in cocoa growing regions throughout the world. Our suppliers have been producing cocoa powders for over 50 years and can offer invaluable insights on local markets and application expertise. They use Dutch processing and blending technology with strict product safety standards, which create high-quality, consistent cocoa powders.

We offer a variety of colors, ranging from light brown to red to black. Cocoa powders can also be blended to provide a customized product that will meet customer’s specifications. We work closely with our partner’s R&D team to find the perfect match for clients’ end product. Single origin powders are also available.

Available Types: Natural or Alkalized

Applications: Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, Bread, Baked Snacks, Snack Bars

Cereal Grain Flours

Cereal grain flours like wheat or corn are staples to snack food formulations. We offer a broad range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products, customized to meet our customer’s needs in any baking application. We offer whole grain and specialty flour options including oat, rice and barley. We also offer ancient grain flours including quinoa, chia, kamut, amaranth buckwheat, millet and teffthat can be used in bakery or snack applications.Ancient grains have become increasingly popular due to their whole grain health benefits.

Available Forms: Whole Seeds, Flour, Custom Blends

Applications: Cookies, Bread, Baked Snacks, Snack Bars, Cereal

Cheese Powders

We offer an extensive line of cheese powders ranging in flavor profiles, color and texture. Cheese powders are especially beneficial for product formulations that require a longer shelf life. Depending on your labeling requirements, we can also offer organic, low fat, low sodium, and halal.

Products are specifically formulated for the intended application and are produced using award winning natural cheeses. Our cheese powders stand out for their quality, performance and taste. Enhance your food application with high quality cheese powders from suppliers you can trust.

Available Flavors: : Cheddar (ranging from mild to sharp), Swiss, Feta, Asiago, Italian Blends, Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, Monterrey Jack, Gouda, and Gouda

Applications: Cookie, Savory Snacks

Edible Nuts

Nut Products: Almonds, Pistachios, Peanuts, Cashews, Macadamia, Pecan, Hazelnut

Available Forms: In-shell, Whole, Halves, Pieces, Butter

Processing: Raw, Dry Roasted, Oil Roasted

Edible Nuts Products:

  • Peanut
  • Almond
  • Pistachios
  • Cashews
  • Macadamia
  • Pecan

Our portfolio includes a wide variety of edible nuts and nut ingredients ranging in size and taste fromleading suppliers worldwide. We work with the world’s largest edible nut suppliers who currently have producing and processing capabilities in all major global origin countries; we work with these suppliers to provide reliable, consistent year-round supply at competitive prices.

We have extensive knowledge in the world market supply and are constantly monitoring global factors that affect pricing, including: planting, harvest, weather patterns and alternative crop rotations. The U.S. is a leading supplier of edible nuts with one of the most efficient, high quality agricultural systems in the world. This “strength of market” extends from peanuts to almonds, pistachios, walnuts and pecans.

In addition to whole nuts, we also offer nut ingredients for use in bakery and snack applications. Whether it is small pieces or custom sized bits, we can work with you to find the perfect solution for the end application.

Dried Fruit & Vegetables

Fruits: Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Raisin, Date, Fig, Cherry, Apple

Vegetables: Asparagus, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Squash

Available Forms: Whole, Sliced, Diced, Paste, and Powder (drum, freeze or air dried powders)

Applications: Dessert and Bakery Mixes, Breakfast Cereals, Snack Mixes, Stand Alone Snacks

We offer a variety of fruit and vegetable products to enhance color, nutrition and/or flavor to your bakery or snack application. Our leading suppliers adapt drying/freezing techniques to the needs for product-specific applications, varying from fruits to herbs and vegetables. Each product, from seed to shipping, is carefully monitored to ensure to highest quality ingredients possible. Customized flavors and blends are also available upon request and discussion on minimum order quantities.

Fruit Juice Concentrates

Available Fruits: Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Grape, Apple, Pear, Orange

Applications: Cookies, Cakes, Desserts, Beverages, Pastry, Snack Bar

Fruit concentrates can be used in your bakery and snack applications, whether it’sfor natural coloring or flavor enhancements. It can also be used as a natural sweetener for “clean label” food products. For manufacturers looking to substitute processed sugars like high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice concentrates can be used to promote a more “natural” product as they are minimally processed to preserve color and flavor.

Custom formulations are available upon request (subject to minimums).

Vanilla Products

Origins: Madagascar, Tahitian, Mexican

Product Types: extract, powder, paste, sugar, whole

Vanilla is one of the most popular flavors in the world and can be used to enhance flavor in your application. We offer a variety of vanilla products depending on preferred flavor profile and application needs.

We work with leading suppliers of premium vanilla products to provide only the highest quality vanilla products, including extract, bean powder, and paste. With several state-of-the-art manufacturing locations in strategic geographic locations around the world, we are able to ensure not only quality product to match any desired application but also the freshest product, no matter the location of the customer.

Malt

Applications: Baked Goods, Crackers, Bars, Cereal, Granola, Seasoning Blends

Malt products are used in bakery applications to provide enhanced flavor and color. It is also used for its enzyme activity in certain applications. Our portfolio offers a wide range of flavors, colors and sweetness.

We can provide flours, grits or extracts for your bakery or snack application. Custom products are also an option to fit any specific project.

Natural Color & Flavor

Applications: Bakery, Baked Snacks, Savory Snacks, Beverage, Ice Cream & Dairy

Natural colors & flavors are perfect for manufacturers who are looking for clean label ingredients. We represent a line of food colors and flavors that are minimally processed and offer superior taste. It can be in form of an extract or caramelized fruits/vegetables.

Salt

Applications: Savory snacks, Crackers, Bakery, Salted Nuts & Seeds

Product Types: Granulated (Coarse or Fine), Flake, Flour

We offer a line of granulated salts, specialty flake salts, gourmet salts and some sodium reduction products. Our line of natural crystalline salts with increased surface area allows for superior blendability, adherence and flavor enhancement. Through our leading salt suppliers, we have the capabilities to serve the following industries: food manufacturing, food retail & food service.

Depending on the application, we can work with our clients to find the best solution, whether it is for a snack, pretzel or baking.