FoodBev Media spoke with Glanbia Nutritionals senior product manager Paul O’Mahony at Prosweets Cologne 2019, discussing Glanbia’s solutions for the reformulation of confectionery and snack products.
Glanbia’s focus at the show was directed at the healthy snacking space, and the company showcased three high-protein bar concepts at the show, two of which aimed to demonstrate that high protein content can be delivered in a classic confectionary style bar.
Glanbia also showcased two multivitamin gummy concepts developed in collaboration with Swiss supplement company Domeco, which used Glanbia’s multivitamin premixes to provide a range of benefits, such as the support of immune health.
O’Mahoney told Foodbev that the growth of the healthy snacking space has offered a new route to market for confectionery producers offering healthier options, and that Glanbia’s expertise makes it a reliable solution provider for manufacturers operating in the confectionery space and beyond.
“As healthy nutrition is going more mainstream, consumers are demanding that products taste really good, they don’t want to compromise on taste and texture and as solution providers that presents challenges.
“The bar concepts we’re showing offer high-quality taste and mouthfeel … so consumers regard these products as high-quality and they aren’t compromising and I think that’s the key.
“We really understand products, understand their chemistry and understand the science behind them, and we fraction products into different components and understand how they actually work together.
“In addition to that, customers are looking for long-term working relationships, and we supply high-quality products on a consistent basis, and I think customers need that as changing suppliers can cost companies because you can get differing functionality and different quality.”
Presented and edited by: Martin White
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