The Grande Whey Blog

How One Manufacturer Used Yogurt Powder to Boost Protein in a Beverage

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 08:06 AM

Are you developing a formulation that requires the uniquely tart flavor and creamy texture of yogurt…but working with fresh yogurt is becoming too costly to justify its use? This was the situation one of our customers was in a few months ago when they reached out to ask us to help with a smoothie reformulation project.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Beverages, Ingredient Replacement, Grande Primo


7 Innovative Uses for Dried Yogurt Powder

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 08:06 AM

Yogurt has long been a go-to ingredient for many manufacturers and the category has consistently grown year over year. Capitalizing on the trend is both popular and challenging for manufacturers — popular because including the word “yogurt” on a label implies certain healthful benefits that appeal to consumers, but challenging because using fresh yogurt introduces a host of complications: special permitting, a limited shelf life and even some risk of product contamination.

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Categories: Improving Texture, Grande Primo


The Meal Replacement Challenge

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 08:10 AM

Food and beverage manufacturers are faced with a challenge to keep up with the growing meal replacement market. As more and more consumers ditch the conventional 3 square meals a day for 4-5 smaller meals and snacks, the demand for easy, on-the-go meals are at an all-time high. Today’s consumers want something that can be eaten on the run that will keep them full until their next meal. However, with consumers also being pickier about the nutrition and naturalness of their food, manufacturers have to think carefully about how they formulate their products.

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Categories: WPCrisp, Grande Ultra, Grande Primo, Improving Nutrition


2016 Food Trends: Drinkable Yogurt on the Rise

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

Despite several years of mixed success with consumers, drinkable yogurts and other fermented beverages are emerging with new formats and target markets to re-establish themselves with today’s shoppers. As a matter of fact, new product launch numbers for these beverages have increased significantly over the past five years, accounting for 8.5% of all global dairy launches monitored by Innova Market Insights in 2015. As products like protein-packed breakfast smoothies and fitness shakes win over today’s healthy beverage shoppers, beverage manufacturers have an opportunity to capitalize this resurging trend. 

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Grande Primo