The Grande Whey Blog

How to Improve Nutrition in Creamy Sauce Applications

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 08:34 AM

Cream, butter, Parmesan cheese, a little pepper and a dash of nutmeg: Alfredo sauce is a fairly simple recipe that requires just a few primary ingredients. That’s one reason people love it. The other? It tastes fantastic. Traditional Alfredo sauce is a delicious combination of fats and oils, but unfortunately, it’s also loaded with fat and calories and is a real artery clogger.

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Categories: Improving Texture, Creamy


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: Reducing Costs, Whey Protein, Improving Texture, Creamy


How Food Manufacturers Can Improve Texture in Dairy Products

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 09:32 AM

Before your taste buds have a chance to decide whether a forkful of food is savory, sour, salty or sweet, your very first impression is determined by its texture. If you get that wrong, flavor won’t matter.

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Categories: Improving Texture


The Foodie Revolution: Attracting and Appealing to the Growing Foodie Segment

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:04 AM

According to Google Trends, the term “foodie” first started appearing online in early 2005. 13 years – and millions of Instagram pictures & Yelp reviews – later, foodies have cemented themselves as a mainstream consumer group.

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Categories: Improving Texture, All Natural


Reducing Costs Without Impacting Texture: There’s a Whey

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 08:04 AM

Food manufacturers are facing a dilemma. Current food trends indicate that consumers want wholesome, nutritional, sustainable, natural, ethically sourced and easy-to-pronounce ingredients on their labels. That’s quite a list, and that lineup alone can be a major application challenge. Add to that the enduring trend that demands convenience and value, and some manufacturers are left in a quandary.

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Categories: Reducing Costs, Improving Texture, Crunchy Snacks & Snacking


5 Great Uses for Yogurt Powder

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jan 02, 2018 @ 01:14 PM

Fresh yogurt is a popular ingredient for health-conscious consumers, but many food manufacturers find it challenging to incorporate into their formulations because it requires a specific type of permit, has a relatively short shelf life, and has some risk of contamination that other products don’t. That's why, when we first introduced Grande Primo™ Dried Yogurt, there was a lot of excitement around the fact that food and beverage manufacturers now have a way to put “yogurt” on their labels without needing to use fresh yogurt in their formulations. 

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Categories: Creamy, Improving Texture


How to Improve Nutrition in 3 Traditional Holiday Foods

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 09:02 AM


Even though the holidays are supposed to be filled with nostalgia and time spent with family and friends, 90% of Americans report being stressed during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season brings with it the pressure for many to host parties and family dinners, or bring the dreaded “dish to pass.”

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture


Why Protein Crisps Are the Perfect Answer for Sweet, Healthy Snacks

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:39 AM

With today’s busy consumers on the lookout for healthy grab-and-go snacks, protein-packed bars, cookies, and other snack options have exploded in popularity over the past few years. Whether it’s a crunchy peanut butter protein bar or nutty trail mix with yogurt-covered raisins, consumers are concerned about the healthiness of the snacks they’re eating, with 30% of Americans claiming to only snack on healthy foods.

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, All Natural, Improving Texture


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


Sensory in Satiety: What Makes Consumers Full

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 01, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

Nearly 70% of today’s adult Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, and the consequences of this epidemic are dramatic. Obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer have associated medical costs estimated to be between $150 and nearly $210 billion every year. With growing concern about their health and wellbeing, consumers are looking for healthy and satisfying foods to help them combat this trend. 

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Categories: Improving Nutrition, Improving Texture, Consumer Trends