Product of the Month… Toffeecomb


Decorations and inclusions experts, Orchard Valley Foods Group has launched ToffeeComb, a richer, more intense version of honeycomb, developed to be used across a range of ice cream, desserts and sweet bakery applications.

Conceived and developed at their Confection by Design premises in Harrogate and unique to the Orchard Valley Group, Toffeecomb™, is a fusion of the many flavour layers found in toffee or butterscotch with the open bubble structure of a honeycomb or cinder toffee. The product’s unique formulation means that it has up to 30% less sugar than a standard honeycomb inclusion, making it an ideal solution for adding texture and subtle sweetness to reduced sugar bakes and desserts.

While ToffeeComb™ tastes delicious used in ice creams and bakery applications, it is also versatile enough to be used as the basis for other exciting flavour combinations too, so that food manufacturers can capitalise on the latest food trends in the market place – sweet and salty, Autumn flavours and Black colourways for example are all big news flavours at the moment. Confection by Design has already successfully trialled Butter-toffee, Black Liquorice, Apple, Gingerbread, Salted Liquorice and Toffee-apple, all using ToffeeCombTM as the base.

Louise Liddiard, Marketing Manager at Orchard Valley Foods said:

“It’s texture’s time to shine in the sweet bakery and desserts category as consumers seek out new sensory stimulation to enhance their food enjoyment. Today texture is just as important as flavour in many products; texture is the ‘added value’, giving more dimension to a product and, as a result, letting the flavours sing. ToffeeComb is a great new addition to our portfolio but the possibility that it provides for some interesting flavour combinations is where we see it adding value to manufacturers’ NPD.”