Arla develops new concept for biscuits
Arla Food Ingredients have developed a new concept to help biscuit manufacturers “tap into high-protein and healthy indulgence trends” while overcoming technical challenges.
The Whey-pro Biscuit concept utrilac®, the company’s whey protein ingredient, is described as an indulgent biscuit recipe with a “premium look, taste and feel”.
The concept was designed to create biscuits with the right structure and appearance after baking, as well as low water activity for long-lasting crispness and low risk of microbiological spoilage.
According to Arla, the concept helps overcome issues such as unpleasant aftertaste and unattractive appearance, and qualifies for a high-protein claim in the EU.
Lene Hald, Senior Category Manager, Bakery, at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “High-protein and healthy indulgence are both important trends in the baked goods category. Biscuit manufacturers who tap into them have a great opportunity to grow their market share.
"Our new concept demonstrates that it’s definitely possible to combine a high-protein claim with an indulgent taste and texture, while overcoming technical challenges.”