The Grande Whey Blog

Formulation Tips to Eliminate Turbidity in Clear Protein Beverages

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

Protein drinks aren’t just for bodybuilders and fitness fanatics anymore. In fact, a study by McMaster University showed that the physical strength of senior citizens can be greatly improved by whey protein and other ingredients found in ready-to-drink (RTD) protein beverages.

Americans of all ages and fitness levels are becoming more interested in promoting health and wellness, and a clean, natural beverage can be a convenient way to provide a nutritional boost to a healthy diet. However, consumers are looking for more options than the typical protein “shakes” of the past. Increasingly, the market is demanding clear beverages to satiate thirst while providing health benefits, and beverage makers are capitalizing on the power of protein.

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Categories: Beverages, Functional Beverages, Grande Ultra

 

How to Create a Clear High-Protein Drink

Posted by Nicole Mueller on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

With soda sales on the decline for the 12th straight year, consumers’ demands have been loud and clear: they want healthier drink options. Unsurprisingly, ready-to-drink (RTD) sports and nutritional beverages have seen a large boost to their popularity, with sales totaling more than $8 billion in 2016. Both athletes and non-athletes alike are choosing them as a healthier alternative to sodas and other high-calorie, high-sugar beverages, and they’re not just drinking them before and after exercise, but throughout the day.

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Categories: Beverages, Grande Ultra

 

4 Key Areas that Drive Beverage Innovation

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 08:04 AM

If there’s one industry trend that’s been pervasive and growing over the last 10 years, it’s health-consciousness, and the trend is evident in nearly every aisle in the grocery store. In its early stages, the trend was focused on food, not beverages; at the time, beverages weren’t really considered unhealthy – even juices and diet sodas were considered “okay” – so for a long time manufacturers put their efforts primarily into packaged foods to satisfy consumers’ desires for good-for-you, lifestyle-enhancing products.

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Categories: Beverages, Grande Ultra

 

Consumers Continue to Look For Protein In Their Drinks

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

In January of this year, Food Business News featured an article about the trends in beverages: 

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Grande Ultra

 

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