Lentils for every application

Carletti chocolate lentils are very versatile and can be used for many different applications. Carletti can also deliver lentils that meet customers’ specific requirements for trade standards such as RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and UTZ/Rainforest Alliance Certified. In addition to this the Carletti factory where we produce lentils is completely soya free.

Colouring

Carletti chocolate lentils are available in a wide range of standard and special colours. Whether you wish to use colours from nature, natural colours with E-numbers or artificial colours, we will help you find the best solution according to your standards and requirements.

Colouring Food

Carletti is one of the pioneers in the new game of food colouring – food products are naturally coloured, so the colour can be declared as an ingredient, not an additive. Today the food colouring colours are available for our mini and medium chocolate lentils as well as for Broken Cuties. With this type of colour, you can meet the trend and increasing demand for natural ingredients.

Natural colours with E-numbers

Natural colours have been extracted from nature’s own colours. With natural colours we can deliver chocolate lentils with bright and vibrant colours, which will meet your appearance requirements.

Artificial colours

For specific requests we can offer a range of chocolate lentils with artificial colours. These colours have been synthetically produced.

Blue: Algae
Green: Pumpkin, apple and algae
Yellow: Pumpkin and apple
Red: Radish, lemon and blackcurrant
Pink: Sweet potato and radish
Purple: Hibiscus and black carrot
Yellow: Safflower* and lemon
Orange: Radish, safflower* and lemon

Benefits of using Carletti Colouring Food Lentils

  • Contain no E-numbers (only sunflower lecithine)
  • Are coloured naturally
  • Can be produced with chocolate or compound centre
  • With or without safflower* to meet national requirements

Types of lentils

Lentils are produced in three steps. The centre is made from either milk chocolate, dark chocolate or a compound. It is then subjected to the
coating process, where rice starch or titanium dioxide is added, and finally the colour is applied.

Lentils Micro Mini Medium (slim) Medium (chubby) Mega
Approx. weight 65 - 105 g per ml 0,22 - 0,24 g 0,82 - 1,00 g 1,16 - 1,24 g 1,20 - 2,20 g
Approx. diameter Up to 7 mm 8,15 - 9,15 mm 14,00 - 15,40 mm 13,50 - 15,00 mm 16,40 - 18,40 mm
Approx. heightUp to 7 mm 4,2 - 5,2 mm 4,9 - 6,0 mm 7,5 - 8,5 mm 6,5 - 7,5 mm

Chocolate Lentil

The standard chocolate lentil is available in 4 sizes: mini, medium (slim and chubby) and mega. They can be used in many different ways, from consumption to decoration and in baking.

Flavoured Chocolate Lentil

This type of chocolate lentil is available in a range of seasonal fruit flavours and in more well-known flavours such as licorice, mocca, caramel and mint. They are ideal for consumption due to the interesting taste profiles, but also suitable for bakery and decoration.

Freeze & Thaw stable Chocolate Lentil

With the unique features of Carletti’s Freeze & Thaw stable chocolate lentil you avoid problems when it is put in watery or frozen environments. It will keep its shape and colour and not dissolve. This type of lentil is particularly suitable as inclusions in ice cream and frozen cakes.

Crushed Chocolate Lentil

Carletti offers a range of crushed chocolate lentils, also known as “broken cuties”. They can be used for decoration purposes, both on bakery products and on ice cream.

Compound Lentil

The compound lentil is available in 2 sizes: mini and medium and is a cost-effective alternative to the standard chocolate lentil. It has a higher melting point, which makes it ideal for decoration purposes.

Micro Cuties, dark chocolate

Developed for sophisticated decoration purposes this non-uniform product gives a more delicate and crafted look to any product. Furthermore the cuties are crisp and colorful and intense in taste, as they are made from dark chocolate. *Also available with a Freeze & Thaw stable feature: see description and recommendations for use in table below.

Main applications

We work in close cooperation with customers to develop unique solutions for almost any application.

Customised solutions

Our key competence is to produce candy and chocolate products of high quality that meet client requirements and consumer acceptance.

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