Development Process & Options


Diets that exclude dairy or other animal products are becoming increasingly common in our globally conscious consumer environment.

We have a variety of products across our range that are formulated with these lifestyle requirements in mind.

From a selection of flavours in no dairy fudge pieces to gelatine free honeycombs and naturally vegan-friendly kibbles, there is sure to be something to delight. We supply the quality flavours, textures and mouth-feel your customers have come to expect.


o ensure we continue to meet the needs of our food manufacturing partners, we offer a selection of products that are Halal Certified in addition to a range of Halal Suitable products and ingredients.

Gluten Free

We offer a range of products without Gluten in our inclusion ranges.

The glucose we use in our products is derived from corn.

Sugar Free

Foodflo has been developing sugar-free options for customers for quite some time and has a range of options available, including Sugar-Free Honeycomb Kibble.

Our popular range of sugar-free products uses isomalt instead of usual sugar or glucose in certain products. This manufactured sugar alternative has about half the calories of sugars. (source)

Isomalt (also known as E953 or C12h24O11) is a sugar alcohol commonly used as a substitute in sugar-free products thanks to its sugar-like physical properties while making a minimal impact on blood sugar levels (source). Isomalt is made from sugar in a two-step process and is used in more than 80 countries worldwide (source)

We work with isomalt in a similar way to sugar as part of our hard boiled/kibbled ranges. Thanks to the features of the products, there is less natural caramelisation and inversion, making for high-quality colour clarity and low hygroscopic behaviour. For this same purpose, professional bakers and sugar artists use isomalt as part of their complex creations, as well as home cooks for the “glasswork” inside of snow globe/stained glass cookies.

This means that not only can our team create a range of great looking inclusions with a texture similar to a traditional sugar-based inclusion, but with the added benefit of a “less sweet” intensity compared to sugar.” Says Terry Cox, FoodFlo International Technical Manager.

Isomalt based inclusions are positioned to showcase the desired flavour rather than the “sweetness” of the ingredient itself in a sugar-based option.

With zero net carbs, it is a popular choice for use in sports nutritional snacks as the traditional chip since only about 10% of the ingested isomalt is digested into various sugars in the intestines. (source)


Does your product have organic ingredient requirements but you still want to use great quality inclusions? Talk to our team, we may be able to help.


Needing to avoid artificial colour or flavours but still need a good looking and great tasting product? We can do that too. We use a range of naturally based products in our processes and have access to even more if your product needs something special.

Lionel Cox, FoodFlo’s Sales Director, is here to walk through the product development process for creating a new confectionery inclusion for use in ice cream, chocolate or bakery products.

Be it a unique flavour, different texture or a specific ingredient that you want to include/exclude, the development and production team works closely with our Australian and New Zealand based customers to solve your product development challenges with ingredients that deliver on flavour, shape, colour, otherwise or all of the above.

We have a catalogue of popular items and inspiration, but enjoy working with customers in the product development and innovation process to get the qualities of your next inclusion right. Get in touch with our team today.