Helping you to develop the products of tomorrow together

Bensdorp has its own Cocoa Research & Development centers located in France, USA and Malaysia, but thanks to our synergies with Barry Callebaut research platforms, we can pursue our cocoa powder innovation projects and offer you R&D support all over the world.

Application Lab

The goal of the Bensdorp Cocoa Application Laboratory is to develop high-performing cocoa powders that match your food applications perfectly. It features a laboratory for cocoa powder product testing and applications work; and enables us to develop cocoa powders with unrivaled properties. Together with you, our application team seeks the ideal formula, cocoa composition, application possibilities and flavor profile that meet your specific needs exactly.

Application lab

Cocoa Powder Pilot Line

Pilot Line

We have equipped our R&D centers with a state-of-the-art pilot line with which we can simulate the cocoa production processes that take place on the actual production lines in your factory. This allows us to experiment with new ingredients, test and evaluate your new products in small batches and offer you innovative cocoa powder solutions. And once your recipe is optimized, you can start production on a large scale in complete confidence.

Collaborative Research

Being engaged in an open and interactive innovation initiative has led Bensdorp to establish durable partnerships with scientific and industrial bodies on a large number of projects. To help developing new cocoa processing technologies and inventing the cocoa products of tomorrow, we are able to call upon the top skills of:

- High schools and universities for fundamental research

- Private and public bodies, laboratories and technical platforms

- Large industrial groups and ingredients suppliers

Collaborative Research

Discover Our Bensdorp Cocoa Specialties

  • Natural Dark

    Dark brown colored yet 100% naturally obtained premium cocoa powder. Produced with no chemical intervention and no addition of additives. 100% free from alkali, dairy, lactose and allergen. 100% Vegan. This unique natural cocoa powder delivers a premium dark brown color combined with a delicious mild cocoa flavor with toasted nuts aroma and a hint of dried fruits.

  • Croquoa S

    Crunchy inclusions with a light, aerated texture and a delicious dark chocolate flavor. They show an excellent behavior at high temperature (up to 200 °C) where chocolate drops can't go!

    Can be declared as chocolate inclusion on consumer packaging. 

  • Dark Chocolate Powder

    Dark chocolate powder with an intense round chocolaty flavor and a long lasting taste. Low in sugar (only 2%) and 100% allergen free. This high fat (32%) cocoa powder enables you to make a 'Dark Chocolate' claim and show real pieces of chocolate on your package. Made without addition of dairy. 


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