Cocoa powder

Our cocoa powders vary in taste from fruity natural to bitter, and in color from vibrant red to dark brown and black. This allows you to create highly differentiated end products that meet the needs of both individual customers and vast market segments.

Ingredients offering

We are proud to produce one of the widest and most diverse ranges of cocoa powder. The exciting variety of cocoa powders we craft comprises the complete range of fat contents, taste and color intensities and natural and alkalised (Dutched) pH options.

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Our expertise in Dutching (alkalization) allows us to finetune the taste and color of cocoa powders to exacting standards for every type of recipe.

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Produced without alkalization, our natural cocoa powders are optimal alternatives for clean label requirements.

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For recipes requiring fat reduction, our defatted cocoa powders support specific nutritional profile needs without compromising on taste or color.

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High Fat

Cocoa powders with 22-24% fat content provide superior taste and color impact in recipes ranging from biscuits and bakery to ice cream and beverage.

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No Added Sodium

Swapping sodium for potassium in the Dutching process allows us to create cocoa powders that support dietary sodium reduction goals, particular in bakery applications.

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Single Origin

From Ghana to Indonesia, our single origin cocoa powders give recipes unique, country-specific taste profiles.

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Kitchen professionals and artisan producers now have access to a focused range of our premium deZaan cocoa ingredients in smaller pack formats.

Our promise

We always seek to find new ways to meet our customers’ needs, while never compromising on high-quality and consistency. Today, we are proud to be the partner of choice for chocolate confectionery manufacturers and kitchen professionals around the world.


Bringing precision and passion to every part of the cocoa process, we select only the finest cocoa beans, harness proprietary processing techniques and utilize our long-held knowledge to offer a complete set of cocoa ingredients to our customers.

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Employee Spotlight: Sydney Valla, eCommerce Operations Manager, North America

Sydney Valla was an undergrad at Fresno State when she first discovered ofi (olam food ingredients) at a career fair. They were passing out tomato-shaped stress balls and recruiting new grads for a management trainee program. She signed-up for an interview and the rest is her-story.


What motivates you when you wake up and come into work?


My team! There are six of us who are 100% dedicated to the Spices eCommerce business and we have a combined 35+ years’ experience at ofi. Together, we work to be a solution provider for new and existing customers, put in place processes to help the business grow and overcome any challenges that are thrown our way.


Anything you’d like to add to help others succeed?


Being in numerous different positions throughout my career (supply chain, product line, sales) has made me a more well-rounded employee and allowed me to view problems from many different angles to find better solutions. I’m glad that I joined a company that offered career growth and expansion. Being a sponge during the early stages of my career allowed me to soak up lots of different information.


What has been your favorite moment at ofi so far?


When I was a product line manager, there was a large fast-food chain that featured one of our ingredients in a delicious and highly promoted LTO. It was so cool to go through the drive thru, pick up lunch, and know that one of the products that I helped to sell was in an item that was being sold across the country.


Our company purpose is ‘be the change for good food and a healthy future.’ In what way do you live our purpose through your work?


Through the eCommerce offerings, we can connect with new customers and segments that have previously been difficult to reach. This allows us to work with new customers to make educated purchasing decisions about where their product comes from, our sustainability offerings, and more. Outside of work, I sit on the Board of Directors for the Central California Food Bank which feeds over 300,000 community members in the Central Valley.


Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Growing for the Future: Safeguarding coffee and cocoa from the climate crisis

Imagine waking up to a world without your morning cup of coffee or being able to enjoy your favorite chocolate. Unthinkable, right? But climate change threatens the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers who grow these everyday ingredients.


That's where HEARTH (Health, Ecosystems, and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies) comes in. It is a collaborative public-private partnership approach to sustainable development in biodiverse landscapes initiated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


Together, USAID, olam food ingredients (ofi), and partners have invested approximately $50 million across six cocoa and coffee projects worldwide, including four HEARTH partnerships. We aim to equip farmers with the right tools and training to transition to more environmentally friendly techniques without sacrificing their livelihoods. There are three key ingredients at the core of HEARTH’s approach to climate action:

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