Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our innovative dairy-based products. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Feel free to talk to one of our food scientists by calling 800-772-3210.

 

1. "What are the types of products that Grande Custom Ingredients Group produces and what are their functions?”

Grande Bravo® functional whey proteins are specially-formulated whey protein concentrates that can be used to replace high-cost, high fat ingredients like cream, butter, eggs, and cream cheese in a wide variety of applications—all while successfully maintaining your products’ texture and flavor.

Grande Primo™ dried yogurt & cultured dairy products allow you to add authentic yogurt flavor and texture to both food and beverage applications, without the cost or inconvenience of using fresh yogurt. Our Y100 formulation even meets the Code of Federal Regulations for lowfat yogurt prior to drying.

Grande Ultra® whey protein isolate can be used to provide a protein boost to a wide range of beverage applications, while offering the best combination of clarity and flavor across a wide pH range when compared to any other WPI available.

Grande WPCrisp® whey protein crisps are perfect for increasing the protein content of your food applications, while adding an appealing crunchy texture and clean, neutral flavor.

2. "What ingredients can be replaced with Grande’s whey protein products?"

Eggs (whole eggs, egg whites, and liquid yolks), cream, NFDM, fresh yogurt, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and butter are all examples of ingredients that can easily be replaced by our whey protein products. .

3. "What are the types of applications Grande's whey protein products can be used in?"

Grande Bravo can be used to create lowfat dips, salad dressings, sauces, soups, and fillings, while also helping create decadent lowfat frozen food applications like ice cream and other frozen desserts.

Grande Primo is perfect for adding authentic yogurt flavor and texture to dips, salad dressings, RTD smoothies, snack food coatings, frozen desserts, and more.

Grande Ultra offers the best clarity and flavor of any WPI across a wide pH range, making it ideal for clear beverage applications like sports drinks, fruit drinks, and flavored water.

Grande WPCrisp can provide a crunchy texture and protein boost to a variety of food applications like nutrition bars, snack mixes, and cereals. Our 60% formulation even comes in natural dark cocoa. .

4. "Are Grande's whey protein products all natural?"

At Grande Custom Ingredients Group, all of our whey protein products are made following a strict chain of custody and production process that uses zero chemical modifications, additives, preservatives, or antibiotics. This results in all natural whey protein products that can be used to help clean up your nutrition labels with ingredients that are recognizable by consumers.

5. "Can Grande's whey protein products help me lower my ingredient costs?"

In addition to lowering fat and calories, Grande whey protein products can also help you lower ingredient costs by replacing costly ingredients with lower, more stably priced whey protein. Not only is whey protein typically less expensive than fresh dairy and eggs, its price also remains incredibly stable over time—eliminating the need to reformulate due to unexpected ingredient price fluctuations.

6. "What are the health benefits/associations of whey protein?"

Whey protein has many health benefits for consumers of all ages. In addition to building and strengthening muscles, it also supports your immune system, strengthens bones, prevents aging, helps manage your weight, and much more. Likewise, when it comes to the different types of protein, whey is head and shoulders above the rest in terms of protein quality and nutrition.

7. "Do Grande's whey protein products come with certain handling requirements?"

Our whey protein products have no special inventory requirements and don’t require refrigeration, giving them better shelf life than most products made otherwise.

8. "What certifications do Grande’s whey protein products feature?"

Grande Custom Ingredients Group takes the quality of our products and the health of your end consumers very seriously. This is why all of our whey protein products are available Kosher, Grade A, HALAL, and EU, and all of our plants are certified at SQF Level III.

9. "Does Grande Custom Ingredients Group offer application development support?"

Yes, our team of food scientists will work closely with you to develop just the right formulation of your product. No one knows our products as well as our food scientists, and we’d be happy to assist you with any application development support you might need. We even have recipes available on our Resources Page.