PreGel, the leading Gelato (Italian artisan-style ice cream) manufacturer, has announced that it will be launching a new range of ice cream mixes for wafers and cones, made with Tate & Lyle’s Ice Cream REBALANCE™ 022 Solution Set.
The new recipes, which will be in shops and ice cream parlours from Spring 2006, have been specially created for consumers who want to reduce their calorie or fat intake, while still enjoying the full flavour of traditional PreGel gelato. The extended product range will include mixes for low fat, no-added sugar gelato catering for the United States, Australian, South American and UK market and mixes for low fat, reduced-calorie gelato for the European market (UK excluded).
Ice Cream REBALANCE™ 022 comprises a mixture of SPLENDA® Sucralose - the no calorie sweetener which is made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar - and other specialised Tate & Lyle ingredients that help maintain the gelato’s texture and sweetness. The Solution Set offers manufacturers process-friendly, easy sugar replacement and allows for a lower calorie final product with all the taste and creaminess associated with a regular ice cream.
Sucralose is used worldwide in over 4,000 food, beverage and nutritional products and is the sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. PreGel will be using the “Sweetened with SPLENDA®“ logo for sales in the United States, Mexico, Australia and the United Kingdom due to good brand awareness in these countries.
"PreGel has a long history of supplying high quality gelato to a global market, and it was important that we worked with an ingredients company that had a reputation for innovation, as well as great product knowledge and a deep understanding of our market. Most importantly any changes to the formulation had to match the high standard of eating quality our consumers expect from PreGel. Working with Tate & Lyle has enabled us to achieve our goal of developing a range of great tasting reduced-fat, reduced-sugar and no-added-sugar gelato recipes suitable for the whole family.” said Dario Rabboni, Manager and Member of the Board of Directors, PreGel.
“We will be promoting the fact that our new range is sweetened with SPLENDA® Sucralose by using the "Sweetened with SPLENDA® Brand" logo in trade and point of purchase collateral in the Americas, Australia and the UK. SPLENDA® Sucralose has great brand recognition in these countries and we hope that consumers who enjoy the great taste of sucralose will love our new wellness gelato.”
REBALANCE™ 022 is a dry mix solution set developed by Tate & Lyle specifically for PreGel. By working in partnership with PreGel’s R&D team, Tate & Lyle reformulated an existing Solution Set to create a combination of ingredients suitable for use in the state-of-the art ice cream machines used in retail outlets and ice cream parlours by PreGel’s customers.
“Tate & Lyle is keen to work alongside clients to develop tailored Solution Sets for their needs,” explains Rachel Moffatt, Tate & Lyle’s European marketing manager. “Independent research commissioned by Tate & Lyle has shown that one in four consumers believes that reducing fat and sugar levels are the most important improvements that can be made to ice cream, while 73% of current ice cream buyers would ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ buy a low-fat, low-sugar ice cream. REBALANCE™ 022 offers PreGel’s retailers the opportunity to sell traditional gelato in wafers and cones with a much lower calorie count. Our partnership also means that PreGel can use the well-recognised “Sweetened with SPLENDA®“ logo on their marketing and points of sale materials.”
The gelato mixes, which come in chocolate, cream, cappuccino and raspberry flavours, were piloted by PreGel at the Sigep trade fair in Rimini this January. They were well received with many tasters commenting they could not tell the difference between standard sugar ice cream and the products made with Ice Cream REBALANCE™ 022.
SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC
PreGel is the largest company in the world of products for artisan gelato parlours. Established in 1967, PreGel has a long history of successes and novelties worldwide, having renewed the world of the gelato parlour with products such as Yoggi, the first and most famous product for yogurt gelato; Zabaione, the first Stracciatella; Fortefrutto, the first concentrated fruit pastes; the first Tiramisù paste; and Fior Panna.
PreGel has always been a point of reference for innovation and research, confirming its leadership every year by anticipating the times and trends in the creation of new successful tastes and in the use of new technologies.
Present now on every continent, PreGel promotes knowledge and the diffusion of Italian artisan gelato by offering high quality products.
About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.
Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.
Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.
Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.
Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.