In Finland, Valio has launched Valio Better, a new spreadable dairy product which combines light quark, Finnish rapeseed oil and butter.
“We set out to create a completely new kind of spread with a full-fresh taste and soft texture, approaching its development from an entirely original angle,” said product developer Annamari Jukkola. “Better spread combines the full taste of butter with the lightness of quark in a brand new way. Using quark in the recipe turned out to be the perfect choice.”
Valio Better contains 37% quark which reduces the fat content, freshens the flavour and loosens the structure. Finnish rapeseed oil provides the body with alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3), to help maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Valio Better features 40% fat, 27% of which is vegetable fat and 13% milk fat.
According to sensory research, nearly 80% of consumer respondents found the new spread to be ‘better’ than their current spread. Valio Better is suitable as a spread and can be used in baking, but is not suitable for frying.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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