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Gerkens® cocoa powder

Gerkens® is a premium global brand, offering a full range of cocoa powders to food manufacturers all over the globe with a guarantee of product safety, quality, consistency and reliability.

A powder for every application

With Gerkens®, there is a powder to meet every need. We can help match you with the perfect product by providing advice and tailoring the powder according to regional tastes and desired characteristics for the end product.

A full range of color and flavor

Two important characteristics are the color and the flavor of the powder – these are also the most challenging aspects to quantify consistently in an objective way. We pride ourselves in the range of colors and flavors we produce, our ability to customize these characteristics to meet your needs, and our methods to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Additional specifications

Other key characteristics include fat content, pH and texture. The range includes lechinated powders for cold ready-to-consume cocoa drinks; powders from single origin and powders from certified organic or certified sustainable sources. All powders are tested to ensure safe bacteriological condition.

Different locations, different specialties

Our soon to be seven factories each have their own specialties. This table summarizes the main range of powders produced by each.
 

Gerkens® Holland
A wide choice of high performance premium powders for all applications, meeting the highest standards on consistency.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
   
Gerkens® France
Next to a regular range of 10-12% natural and alkalized powders, this plant is also the perfect location for specialties such as organic, single origin and certified cocoa.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
       
Gerkens® Germany
This plant is specialized to produce good quality natural 10-12% powder at attractive price levels to serve this large segment of the market.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
           
Gerkens® Brazil
A regular range of 10-12% powders, with a special focus on dark red color, mainly serving the Americas.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
     
Gerkens® Ivory Coast
A limited range of high quality 10-12% natural and alkalized powders, at affordable prices serving large customers operating in a competitive environment.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
           
Gerkens® Ghana
A product range similar to its sister company in Ivory Coast with a special focus on flavor. All Ghana powders have a mild, well rounded chocolatey flavor: “The good taste of Ghana”
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
           
Gerkens® Indonesia
This plant is currently under construction and is scheduled to be open by the middle of 2014. A medium sized range of 10-12% natural and alkalized powders to serve mainly customers in the emerging markets in Asia with consistent high quality products. A limited range of high quality 10-12% natural and alkalized powders, at affordable prices serving large customers operating in a competitive environment.
Low fat High fat Lecithinated Single origin Customized Organic Certified 25kg/50Lb/big bag 1kg/5kg bulk
             

*Natural powder only
**Plant is scheduled to be open by June 2014

Over 100 varieties of powder

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The Gerkens® range offers our customers a choice of well over 100 types of cocoa powders, offering color and flavor combinations for every imaginable application. 

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Helping customers make the right choice

We have sales teams in all the key markets that are experienced in advising customers according to your requirements, supported by our technical service specialists who are on hand to help with complex or unique challenges.

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A trusted brand

The Gerkens® brand name is applied to the full range of high quality, consistent and reliable cocoa powders produced by Cargill. The name originates from the main cocoa powder producing plant, located in Holland, where we’ve been producing powder for over 50 years.

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