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Nicole Mueller

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Soup’s On! Improving Consistency of Creamy Tomato Soup [Video]

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

Consumers in the U.S. eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup every single year. Tomato soup is the second favorite, topped only by chicken noodle. However, it’s hard to argue that any other is more versatile than creamy tomato soup which can be enjoyed on its own or used in other recipes such as chili, casseroles, stews, Mexican dishes, Italian classics and more.

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Categories: Whey Protein, Improving Texture, Reducing Costs, Creamy

 

The Scoop on Frozen Novelty & Dessert Trends

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 08:44 AM

July is National Ice Cream Month, but consumers continue to indulge all year long. To say that ice cream is a trend is a bit of a misnomer – after all, it’s been popular for centuries. In fact, Dolley Madison served ice cream as the featured dessert at the 1813 inaugural ball.

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Categories: Frozen & Desserts

 

How to Formulate Low Fat Mac and Cheese [Video]

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

Macaroni and cheese has maintained its position on America’s top ten comfort foods list for decades. Crayola even named one of its orange crayon colors after this perennial favorite! Millions of adults and children alike consume mac and cheese every year, yet many are looking for ways to indulge more responsibly, and are paying closer attention to labels — avoiding foods with artificial ingredients and high fat and calories.

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Categories: Enhancing Nutrition, Health Benefits, Creamy, Reformulation

 

June Dairy Month: How to Overcome the Drawbacks of Dairy

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 07:56 AM

The observance of June Dairy Month began in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk. It’s expanded to celebrate all dairy products and their contributions to the world, and consumers continue to indulge.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Functional Whey Protein

 

Reformulation Tips for Improving Nutrition of Alfredo Sauce [Video]

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 07:48 AM

The decadent, creaminess of Alfredo sauce has been a beloved Italian flavor profile of consumers for more than a century. Restaurants and food manufacturers continue to offer products to meet the demand.

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Categories: Reducing Costs, Creamy, Reformulation

 

Consumers Crave Cocoa Snacks in 2018

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, May 08, 2018 @ 07:49 AM

Perhaps no other food product has been so highly revered throughout the ages as chocolate. Its popularity has only grown in recent years because of its purported health benefits. Cocoa, chocolate’s key ingredient, is high in antioxidants which can help lower stress, regulate blood pressure and potentially lower memory decline.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Snacking

 

What Personalized Nutrition Means for Food Manufacturers

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 07:23 AM

Remember the food pyramid? It used to be considered the ideal approach to nutrition and was considered the foundation of a healthy diet — a balance of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, grains and dairy. Today, many consumers are abandoning the one-size-fits-all guidelines in favor of a more customized approach.

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Categories: Health Benefits, Research & Development

 

Consumers Demand Protein-rich Minimally Processed RTD Beverages

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 08:03 AM

Consumer demand for ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages in the U.S. has grown considerably in recent years and is expected to reach $6.7 billion by 2019. The convenience of on-the-go drinks that are easy to drink while commuting or at the office is driving demand as is the desire for added nutritional values. Approximately one-quarter of beverages in many sectors now have protein, including carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, sports drinks, meal replacement beverages and more.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Better Beverages, Beverages

 

How Food Manufacturers Can Meet Consumer Demands for ‘Free-From’ Diets

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 07:35 AM

The move toward clean eating is gaining momentum as consumers become better educated and more conscious about the impact of artificial additives and other “bad-for-you” ingredients on their health and overall wellness. Some have noticed their trips to the grocery store and restaurants are taking just a bit longer as they scrutinize labels on products and interrogate servers about the ingredients used to prepare food.

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Categories: Benefits of Whey Protein, Improving Nutrition, Reformulation

 

Is Butter the Best Option for Your Formulations?

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

There was a time when butter was perceived as an “enemy” of the heart- and health-conscious. While dietary moderation remains key, the long-held belief has changed. Consumers now clamor for “natural” foods and fats, as evidenced by the average butter consumption per person having gone up a full pound since 2006. Their purchase decisions are driving a butter renaissance that has netted $2.8 billion in sales in 2016. Compare that against $1.4 billion in vegetable oil-based margarine sales over the same period, and butter’s popularity is anything but spread thin.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Reducing Costs