The Grande Whey Blog

Nicole Mueller

Recent Posts

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Categories: Consumer Trends, Reducing Costs