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We love bringing new concepts and fresh ideas to life. Explore our portfolio where we can offer ingredients that are good for consumers and good for farmers. From bars to beverages, we bring expertise across cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices.  

Chocolate bars

Chocolate bars

Chocolate bar. Two words that make mouths water. How can you unleash the potential of this classic treat? Use our vast experience on the farm and in the food lab. Low-sugar, plant-based, sustainable and traceable. With our cocoa butter, cocoa powder, cocoa liquor and cocoa beans, you can deliver what today’s consumers expect.

Compound coatings

Compound coatings and enrobing

Chocolate all over. The right compound coating can transform a good product into an irresistible one. Together, we select the cocoa powders and confectionery fats you need, optimized for your specific recipe. Let our ingredients support your development of the most delicious and stable products possible.

Fillings, pralines & inclusions

Fillings, pralines & inclusions

There's nothing quite like biting into a treat with a perfectly smooth and satisfying filling, praline or inclusion. We help you select the right cocoa powder, cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and nut pieces or pastes to surprise and delight your customers. Then we support you turning it into fillings for bars and tablets that fly off the shelves.

Sweet spreads

Sweet spreads

Sweet spreads are exploding in popularity. Think beyond just toast – add a spoon and now it's a snack. Capture a slice of this exciting market by partnering with us to create flavorsome, satisfying recipes. Why not pair some of our delicious nuts with our premium cocoa ingredients?

The success of your chocolate and confectionery products depends on the quality of the cocoa ingredients and nuts. From unlocking healthy indulgence to creating a sustainable impact, learn how ofi and our ingredients can make your next chocolate and confectionery innovation real. 

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Sensory satisfaction, premiumization or plant-based ingredients: what is your next challenge? Our ingredients portfolio offers near endless natural, nutritious and delicious possibilities for new product development across categories. Learn more about some of our latest chocolate and confectionery application innovations. 

Hazelnut spread

A growing appetite for sweet spreads plus the ever-expanding plant-based market equals a huge opportunity for confectionery brands. That’s why we created a concept for a plant-based chocolate hazelnut spread that replaces milk powders with high roasted hazelnut flours. A creamy, rich hazelnut taste without the dairy.

Plant-based chocolate bar

What could possibly be better than a vegan chocolate bar made with our rich cocoa powder and filled with our macadamias, pistachios or hazelnuts? Rich, crunchy and sweet. Use cashew and almond defatted flour as a replacement for milk-based ingredients in great tasting chocolate mass.

Moonlight bonbon

Truffles have never been so eye-catching. With our extra white cocoa butter, color contrasts can be taken to new vivid heights. The perfect visual match for rich and indulgent fillings like hazelnut praline, dulce de leche and coffee, or caramel, lemon and ginger. 

Dark Ghana chocolate bar with whole hazelnuts

Different origins offer signature sensory profiles. Our concept for a premium dark Ghana 65% cocoa chocolate bar oozes indulgence with its thick tablet and fruity flavor profile unique to Ghanaian origin cocoa. It also leans on the potential of single-origin cocoa for giving consumers greater choice and traceability.


Our approach to sustainability is guided by our Purpose ‘To be the​ change for good food and a healthy future’. It is rooted in our belief that healthy, natural food is possible when people working in the food systems prosper and contribute to the restoration of the living world.


As the ones on the ground, in the heart of farming communities, we are well positioned to drive positive environmental and social change in communities and landscapes. And to accelerate and deliver change at scale, we are part of many multi-stakeholder partnerships. When we combine this impact with the application innovations of our chefs, we can offer sustainable choices to our customers and together, help feed the growing appetite for naturally good food.​

Cocoa Compass

Cocoa Compass

We've set concrete goals to work together with customers and partners to tackle the key issues facing the cocoa supply chain by 2030, with milestones for action in 2020 and 2024. Our progress is tracked, and the results are transparently published in our annual Cocoa Compass reports. 

Coffee LENS

Coffee LENS

We've set challenging goals to tackle the key issues facing the coffee supply chain by 2025, enabled through structured collaboration with partners. We have achieved a number of 2021 milestones, all of which contribute to our longer-term goals.

Almond Trail

Almond Trail

Believe it or “nut,” almonds can only grow in a handful of places with ideal growing conditions. We address sustainability challenges facing the supply chain by setting out targets for water stewardship, carbon reduction and support for ecosystems. 

Cashew Trail

Cashew Trail

Each nut story starts with hard-working farmers and processing workers. Cashew Trail sets 2030 targets to tackle poverty and create economic opportunity. Let's improve the livelihoods of people in the cashew communities and grow farmer yields.

Hazelnut Trail

Hazelnut Trail

Our vision: creating a collaborative trail to sustainable hazelnuts by addressing the most pressing issues facing hazelnut farmers, their communities and migrant workers. Our goals build on the progress we’ve made over the last decade with our partners.

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Press Release Mar 7, 2024
ofi’s net-zero ambition recognized at UK’s largest sustainable business awards

A new carbon monitoring tool developed by leading food ingredients supplier ofi and Google geo-spatial partner NGIS, has been recognized in the “Net-Zero Innovation of the Year” category at this year’s Edie awards, which celebrate sustainability leadership.


The tool is designed to measure carbon gains and losses across supply chains. It uses satellite imagery and machine learning to track changes in forest cover and carbon stocks at a granular level - down to the individual farm1. This data is helping ofi to identify areas at risk of deforestation and prioritize conservation efforts on cashew, cocoa and coffee suppliers’ farms and in sourcing landscapes.


Climate Action Manager at ofi, Dr Pedro Lafargue said: “We are delighted to be recognized for our innovative solution that is helping us monitor and measure GHG emissions and progress towards net-zero goals. Part of this is about driving transformational change in strategic landscapes which means keeping growing and retaining more trees on and around farms.


“Planting more trees is one of the ways to move towards net-zero, but carbon sequestration potential is highly dependent on tree species and farm typology. The tool allows us to assess the optimum level of planting for different farmers and farms so we can create more efficient agroforestry programs that maximize both yields and carbon storage.”


ofi’s customers, who are some of the world’s largest food retailers and manufacturers, can access results of the data-driven sequestration efforts in their joint supply chains via performance metrics on ofi’s sustainability management system AtSource. These insights can help them monitor and reduce their climate risk and meet science-based targets, as well as prepare for compliance with new EU rules and disclosures in relation to nature and climate risks.


The move by ofi to take carbon stock monitoring from a manual, desktop-based process to an integrated pipeline which leverages cloud computing, is allowing ofi to progressively scale this analysis across multiple commodities and regions – covering over 950,000 farms so far.


But Lafargue says that there’s a role for industry partners to play to scale up the innovation and progress towards net-zero at scale: “While the tool can help our customers quantify the ecosystem services provided to supply their ingredients and invest efficiently in better farming systems, we need them to recognize the efforts made by farmers to plant trees and maintain agroforestry systems with financial incentives, like annual premiums, to scale up these efforts over the long-term.”


Looking ahead, there is potential to take the tool beyond ofi supply chains to quantify carbon stocks and removals across entire production landscapes to provide better data for the industry on land use change and carbon removals. 


ofi was also a finalist in the Circular Economy of the Year award for using residual cocoa shells to fuel its cocoa factories2, where it produces its premium cocoa ingredients deZaan. The circular biomass boilers will reduce natural gas usage and CO2 emissions at ofi’s Koog aan deZaan facility in the Netherlands by 50% and in Mannheim, Germany, where it is believed to be the first cocoa shell boiler of its kind in the country, it will save approximately 8,000 tons of CO2 annually.


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Notes to Editors


1 The Carbon Sequestration Monitoring Tool combines data from ofi polygon-mapped farms and satellite data with machine learning techniques to build models in Google Earth Engine that calculate the total aboveground biomass (AGB) - vegetation above the soil, such as stumps, trees, and foliage and how much carbon is present in each plot.



Events Mar 6, 2024
Join ofi at Expo West 2024, March 14-16

Come connect with ofi at our booth at Natural Products Expo West 2024, the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry.  Stop by to discover our portfolio of nutritious and delicious ingredients and learn more about how we drive sustainability impact through collaboration and work directly with customers to create new recipes and better products.


This year our theme is Flavor Fusion where you can see if you are sweet or spicy as you explore our ingredients through creating your own trail mix. We’ll be featuring a variety of ofi ingredients from our spices, nuts, and cocoa portfolios along with highlighting some of our capabilities.


Visit us from March 14-16, at Booth #3887, Hall D at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Articles Feb 14, 2024
The sweet treats and trends winning hearts this Valentine’s Day

Author | Madeline Bills | Cocoa Innovation Manager at ofi


Chocolate has long been synonymous with Valentine’s Day, with sweet treats a classic way to celebrate the season of love.

But Valentine’s Day is evolving, with Gen Z and Millennials redefining traditions.  Many consumers are choosing to celebrate this day with friends and family members, as well as significant others. In 2023, 40% of Gen Z and 20% of Millennials said they were planning to buy their friends a Valentine’s gift.[1] And what better way to do so than with cocoa?


As consumers change the way they celebrate Valentine’s Day – and who they celebrate with – there is an opportunity for manufacturers to develop new products.  From introducing more exotic flavors in confectionery to creating more experiential formats and expanding into new categories, we’re seeing companies inventing new ways for consumers to celebrate the season of love with those who matter most to them. At ofi we explore the top chocolate, confectionery and bakery trends shaping Valentine’s Day 2024 and how manufacturers can develop new offerings to win the hearts of consumers.


[1] Actually, Lots of Gen Z Would Rather Spend Valentine’s Day with Their Friends - YPulse

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