Award for ‘chocolate’ vermicelli from scrapped vegetables

The province of Groningen grants an award of EUR 150,000 to Orfi Food from Groningen and Mont Blanc Foods from Eelde for the development of 'vegetable pops', a kind of chocolate vermicelli based on vegetables. Vegetable pops should provide a healthy alternative to the sweet cornflakes and chocolate vermicelli. In the immediate future the ‘vegetable pops’ will be tested and submitted to panel testing. After all that, it is the intention to produce the vermicelli in Groningen.

The healthy alternative vermicelli is made from vegetables, withdrawn from the market and auctioned off, for example when they are not the right shape. In this way, nutritious food is not destroyed. In the Dutch newspaper Dagblad van het Noorden, Mont Blanc Foods says that they hope to put the vegetable vermicelli on the market within a year. Which vegetables they will use is not yet known.

Source: Provincie Groningen

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