The Grande Whey Blog

Finding Ingredient Solutions to Overcome Price Fluctuations

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 @ 08:53 AM

Extreme price volatility can create headaches for food processors. In 2016 alone, the price of Class III cheese rose from just under $13 per hundred weight in May to nearly $17 only three months later. As dairy prices continue to be unstable and, in some cases, reach record highs, the pressure is on food manufacturers to produce the same high-quality products while keeping their prices under control.

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients, Reducing Costs

 

Responding to Food Trends — Innovative Ways to Improve Labels and Reduce Ingredient Costs

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

Each year, experts announce the top food trends, and manufacturers respond with new formulations and product offerings. Clean labeling has been declared as the number one food trend for 2017, and research shows that 91% of consumers believe that a product is healthier if it has recognizable ingredients. Furthermore, 37% want labels to feature ingredients they can easily pronounce and understand. Trends of the past have not gone by the wayside, however; calories, fat and nutritional values are still important considerations.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Reducing Costs

 

Improving Texture, Taste and Labeling of Food Fillings

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

No matter what food or diet fad is the trend du jour, savory cheese fillings and rich creamy desserts remain perennial favorites. There’s just no substitute for the satisfaction of indulging in a sweet, custard-filled pastry or biting into the delectable goodness of a cheese-filled appetizer.

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

5 Ways Whey Protein Can Improve Food Formulations

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 08:14 AM

Consumers are scrutinizing product labels more than ever before. Research reveals that 72 percent of consumers read nutrition panels on food products, and that number jumps to 81 percent if the respondents indicated that they’re trying to manage their weight.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

The Advantages and Uses of Dried Greek Yogurt Powder

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

Health-conscious consumers jumped aboard the Greek yogurt craze by the millions in the last decade. In fact, sales of Greek yogurt grew $2.3 billion in the past four years alone.

While all yogurt contains calcium, potassium, protein and other important nutrients, Greek yogurt is lower in lactose and has twice the amount of protein of regular yogurt.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

Case Study: Grande Bravo® Cuts Costs, Calories in Macaroni and Cheese

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 08:02 AM

Recently, a restaurant owner/operator approached Grande Custom Ingredients Group inquiring about an ingredient solution for their best-selling macaroni and cheese dish that cut calories, fat and cheese sauce costs. The owner/operator also noted that any solution offered must only contain natural ingredients as she was actively cutting artificial ingredients from the menu items.

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

Visit Us at the 2017 Annual Conference & Culinology Expo!

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 08:09 AM

Join other culinary professionals, R&D colleagues and industry foodies at this year’s Culinology Expo® held March 14–17. You’ll not only experience the best education, demos and workshops on food science and the culinary arts, but revel in the stunning destination—San Juan, Puerto Rico!

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

How to Improve Nutrition of Spreads and Dips

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 08:11 AM

Visit any get together or party and you’re sure to find people grazing from a buffet of snacks, veggies and an array of dips and spreads that go along with them—hummus, yogurt, spreadable cheese and more.

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Categories: Consumer Trends, Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

How Does Whey Protein Affect My Nutritional Label?

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 08:04 AM

One of the questions we’re often asked relates to how our whey protein products are made; in particular they wonder if they can have a “clean” label while delivering the nutrition – minus chemicals – that consumers are looking for. In this blog post we’ll answer this commonly asked question and others associated with it.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

How Whey Proteins Can Add Sparkle to the Holidays

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 13, 2016 @ 08:11 AM

Well, it’s that time of year again, when blog posts across the Internet are focused on the holidays– and this one’s no different! We’re hoping to get you into the spirit of the season by presenting our own version of The 12 Days of Christmas, with 12 holiday uses for Grande Custom Ingredients Group’s whey protein ingredients. Our line of natural whey and dairy ingredients solve a wide range of “everyday” challenges, and can be used to enhance or inspire holiday-inspired products, too. So, here you go…and from all of us at Grande Custom Ingredients Group, happy holidays and all the best in the coming year!

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Categories: Ingredient Replacement, Whey Protein Ingredients, Frozen & Desserts, Beverages, Crunchy & Snacks, Creamy