The Grande Whey Blog

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

 

Cost-Conscious Millennials Value Healthy, Unique Food Choices

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 @ 08:07 AM

Though Millennials often have a reputation for being spontaneous spenders, there’s nothing they love more than a good deal. Given the rise in apps and websites devoted to finding deals, most consumers have grown accustomed to finding and making spontaneous, money-saving purchases. And while this spending behavior is typical for many non-major purchase decisions for Millennials, this combination of spontaneous, yet cost-conscious spending is never more apparent than it is when dining out or grocery shopping.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, Reducing Costs

 

Why Health Call-Outs Are Crucial to Snack Sales

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 08:02 AM

Are your snack foods making enough health claims? More importantly, are the claims being displayed prominently on your packaging? It could be the difference that helps them stand out on grocery store shelves.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

The Growing Popularity of Appetizers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

Just as today’s consumers are starting to snack more, small plates, sides, and appetizers are also seeing a surge in popularity in restaurants. In fact, according to Technomic’s recent Starters, Small Plates & Sides Consumer Trend Report, nearly 4 out of 10 consumers order an appetizer on all or most of their restaurant visits. From sushi rolls to creamy spinach and artichoke dip, appetizers of all kinds should cater to today’s health-conscious and foodie consumers, and to help your restaurant take advantage of this trend towards smaller, shareable portions, here are some of the main drivers of appetizer purchases in today’s restaurants:

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, Reducing Costs

 

Visit Us at the RCA Annual Conference in Denver!

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Mar 01, 2016 @ 08:03 AM

Attention food formulators: will you be attending the Research Chefs Association Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado next week, March 8-11? More than 1,200 of the top food product development professionals will be attendance—and Grande Custom Ingredients Group® will be there to showcase our functional whey protein products. 

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Categories: Grande Custom Ingredients Group, Whey Protein Ingredients

 

How Quick Service Restaurants Can Better Court Calorie Counters

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 16, 2016 @ 08:05 AM

Given the rise of wearable activity tracking monitors, consumers across the country are watching their calories as closely as ever. In fact, according to a recent online survey from Healthline, some 15% of today’s consumers say they an activity tracker, with 74% saying they intend to purchase one in the next year. With the calorie counting craze only picking up steam in 2016, quick service restaurants (QSRs) have an opportunity to capitalize on these calorie-conscious consumers.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

Consumers Continue to Hunt for Lower-Calorie Food and Beverage Offerings

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

There have always been diet fads, and there always will be. From the low-fat craze of the 1990s to the low-carb Atkins diet, consumers have always been looking for ways to make weight loss easier. As consumers become more aware about the non-weight loss benefits of maintaining a healthy diet, however, eating healthy is taking on a whole new level of importance. Today’s consumers aren’t just eating healthier because they want a slimmer waistline; they’re eating healthier because they want to live longer, more active lives.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Improving Nutrition, All Natural

 

Not Just for Kids Anymore: Boxed Lunches Help Restaurants Cater to Busy Consumers

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 08:07 AM

When most people think of boxed lunches, they’re taken back to their elementary school days in the cafeteria. Today, however, quick-service restaurants and caterers are offering pre-made boxed lunches to satisfy the needs of their busy, on-the-go customers who want something different than what a drive-thru has to offer. 

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Reducing Costs

 

How Whey Protein Will Help Food Manufacturers Keep Up With the Evolution of Eating

Posted by Brad Nielsen on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

If you’ve noticed consumers’ eating habits changing over the past decade and more, you aren’t mistaken. According to a report by Acosta Sales & Marketing titled, "The Evolution of Eating," consumers’ relationship with food and eating is indeed changing, and you can thank cultural changes and technological advances for reshaping our eating habits.

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Categories: Whey Protein Ingredients, Reducing Costs