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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 exciting snacks to dairy alternative drinks, we bring expertise across cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices. 



Plant-based beverages can have it all – indulgence, sustainability credentials and wholesome ingredients. Think of the smooth, creamy textures our nuts can bring to coffees. When it comes to indulgence and a sense of well-being, cocoa and spice ingredients can deliver. Unlock plant-based formulations that consumers will love.



Stay at the forefront of dessert innovation with our expertly combined ingredients, perfect for the most luxurious experiences or healthier, high protein and low sugar treats. Indulgent texture can be a challenge, but nut pastes are here to save the day.  From replacing traditional gums, to creating velvety plant-based spreads and fillings, our pastes can bring the great taste and the nutritious benefits consumers crave.

Ice cream

Ice cream

With no room for compromise, plant-based ice creams need extra attention. Luckily, we have just the right nut pastes and know-how for a dreamy texture. Adding the perfect amount of air, we can blend nuts, cocoa and spices into delicious scoops. For that extra kick, why not add a ribbon of chili to mango ice cream?



Sweet or savory, crispy or melty – or possibly both? The possibilities are endless. Imagine almond slices in rice crackers, gaining flavor and crunchy texture from the goodness of nuts. Or how about combining cashews, almonds, pistachios and macadamias for a nutritious snack bar? Cashew and almond protein powders can create high-protein, gluten-free extruded snacks with sweet or savory fillings.


Chocolate and confectionery

Luxurious chocolate and confectionery that melts in your mouth can be plant-based too. Our versatile nut powders paired with cocoa butter can create creamy treats without the dairy. How about walnut for a delicious crunch, or almond for a comforting classic taste? Add our rich cocoa powders to the mix and there’s no end to the delicious chocolatey possibilities.

Ingredients in focus

It can be hard to make vegan products with standout sensory appeal. Lots of plant-based proteins leave a beany flavor and chalky texture. But our co-creation and innovation expertise helps you differentiate your plant-based offering across categories. From supporting clean label positioning to elevating flavor, learn how ofi and our cocoa, coffee, nuts and spice ingredients can make your next plant-based innovation idea a reality. 

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Looking for ideas on how to make your next winning plant-based product real? Our ingredients portfolio offers near endless natural, nutritious and delicious possibilities for new product development across a variety of foods and beverages. Learn more about some of our latest plant-based application innovations. 

Coffee beverages

To bring the art of coffee into homes, we created a foamy 3-in-1 premix using our soluble coffee, cashew and almond protein powder, plus vegan creamer. Another option is combining coffee extract and nut pastes to make macchiatos, cappuccinos and mochas on the go.

Cashew coffee frappe premix

Cashew coffee has been a game changer for milkshakes, frappes and smoothies that can offer protein and fiber.  Combine cashew flour with fruits, vegetables or flavored sauces like chocolate to create creamy, nutty and satisfying drinks.

Golden milk

Golden milk has long been used in India as a comforting home remedy. It’s traditionally made with turmeric and other spices, such as cinnamon and ginger, or used to create lattes. Consider a dairy-free twist with our indulgent almond and cashew beverages. 

Plant-based chocolate drinks

With our almond, cashew & hazelnut blend, chocolate beverages can be a treat that are both nutritious and delicious. Unlock the possibilities of an indulgent and plant-based chocolate drink that can taste just as sweet as dairy, but with less sugar.

Choco-nut spreads

Did you know that nut protein powders can be used as a replacement for skimmed milk powders in chocolate spreads? Mix our nut pastes and protein powders with cocoa powder for an indulgent plant-based spread in cashew, almond and hazelnut flavors.


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.​

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Articles Nov 28, 2023

Cultivating the next generation of process engineers

For over a decade, ofi has developed the next generation of process engineers and technical excellence in the Netherlands in partnership with Food & Process Tech Campus of Regio College in Zaandam. Tijmen Hoeve, ofi's Training Coordinator, shares three reasons why we invest in internships and how they add value to our operations and the wider society:


Developing in-demand skills


It all started with a skills gap in the industry. In the Netherlands, we have a shortage of technical skilled occupations such as engineers, ICT, and technicians, and the Covid pandemic hasn't helped the situation either. European Commission reported that in 2022, there is still a shortage of engineers. And to highlight the labor issues on the continent, it announced 2023 as the European Year of Skills. 


This challenge also requires long-term support and investment to make a difference. The internship ofi offers, which has been running since 2012, is connected to the Food & Process Tech Campus program. The four-year course, aimed at 17-21year olds, gives students a mix of theory and practical experiences in a real-life setting. Over four years, students can apply their technical understanding in our facilities in Koog aan de Zaan or Wormer. 


Investing in the future


Equipping students with the right skills to enter the workforce is a way to help future-proof the industry. Since 2012, ofi has given 5,000 euros annually to the college, which has helped to fund its practical room and the necessary safety equipment and contributed towards the teacher's salary. In some cases, we've even employed some students who have come through the program. It's a great way to develop talent that deeply understands your business.


Giving back to the community


I started my career in the food industry, working in various roles in food engineering. After 12 years of food tech, I channeled my passion into training the next generation of process engineers. Teaching is in my blood. My grandfather was a headmaster, and my father was a teacher, as is my brother, so I felt like a natural next step in my career. 


When I moved into education, I helped develop the curriculum for the Food & Process Tech Campus course and have previously worked at the college itself, so I have a strong understanding of what the students need to be successful in the course and to transition into the industry. I'm proud we support a local college, within walking distance of our facility in Koog aan de Zaan. Hear from Zlatan what it's like to be an intern at ofi.

Press Release Nov 16, 2023

ofi expands manufacturing capacity with opening of new dairy facility in New Zealand

ofi (olam food ingredients), a global leader in naturally good food and beverage ingredients, is celebrating the official opening of the first phase of its new, state-of-the-art dairy processing plant located in the dairy heartland of New Zealand – the Waikato region in the north island of the country. The facility will produce dairy ingredients like whole milk powder to meet growing demand, targeting key customer applications in dessert, bakery, beverage, and confectionery categories.


Sandeep Jain, Managing Director and CEO, Dairy, at ofi commented: “As we continue to expand our dairy manufacturing capabilities and innovation infrastructure, the new Tokoroa plant will become part of a global network that spans major milk consumption markets, such as South-East Asia, China, the Middle East, and Africa. The new plant also complements a suite of enhancements made to ofi’s dairy production facility and Ingredient Excellence Centre (IEC) in Johor, Malaysia back in September – which combined with our Customer Solutions Center based in Singapore, enables us to co-create bespoke food and beverage solutions for our customers. Our dairy business is well positioned to serve increased demand from our global customer base and co-create innovative applications at scale – driving additional focus on the value-added capabilities within our portfolio.”


The Tokoroa dairy ingredients forms part of ofi's much wider natural ingredients portfolio which includes cocoa, coffee, nuts and spices, ideal combinations with dairy for customized products such as yogurts, protein bars and ready-to-drink tea, coffee and cocoa beverages. The new facility also complements ofi’s existing global footprint, driving stronger partnerships with its customers and strengthening its co-creation capabilities across the region.

The next stage of investment will see further capability added to the facility to develop high value dairy ingredients, expanding the range of ofi’s offering. It will also enable ofi to look at ways to grow the value of its milk, generating better returns for its farmer partners while delivering on its ambition to produce ingredients in a way that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. 

Articles Nov 16, 2023

Back to school: 3 ways to help children in cocoa communities access education

As autumn started, children worldwide returned to school, and those in cocoa communities were no exception. As part of our Cocoa Compass sustainability ambition, we're working with our customers and partners to ensure that all children of cocoa farmers in our supply chain can get an education by 2030. Not only is this a human right, but it's also a key driver for tackling child labor.  

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