For a few years Zentis Polska has specialised in developing and launching innovative ingredients for food and drinks. Juicy popping boba – jelly balls with a liquid filling – came to the market as the first of such innovations. The jellies were of different sizes, and were available in a large number of flavour and colour options. These brought fast effects, and the world got to know about Zentis Polska’s products following the success of drinks with popping bobas. In 2013, bottled tea drink Coobo became a winner in the best children’s drink category at the Beverage Innovation Awards. The drink contained many balls in different colours and flavours.
In 2014, Jools, with juicy popping boba that additionally release a number of vitamins, was awarded distinction at the Sial Innovation Challenge.
Zentis Polska developed the entire range of flavour variants of juicy popping boba in connection with drink concepts, such as cherry balls in a cola drink, mint balls in an apple drink, other fruity flavours, confectionery flavours, such as coffee juicy popping boba or toffee boba combined with honey, nut and pistachio, sponge cake, panna cotta, and tiramisu bobas, to name just a few. The next step involved the launch of drinks with “nata de coco”. Nata de coco is a traditional Philippine dessert, and jelly cubes are produced from coconut milk or coconut water in the process of fermentation in the presence of acetobacter xylinum.
The next phase in satisfying the needs of food and drinks producers in the process of acquiring consumers by means of innovative solutions were fruity cubes developed by Zentis Polska that may be suspended in drinks, for example peach cubes, pear cubes, aloe cubes and many others.
A formula with bran and vitamin K2 as well as chilli-flavoured balls with plant-sourced protein, which appeared in 2015, must be considered particularly innovative concepts. Apart from their taste, both products are characterised by healthy properties.
Ireneusz Lichota, Zentis’ CEO, emphasised that developing so many innovations would not have been possible without the commitment of Zentis Polska’s fantastic R&D and marketing specialists. Mr Lichota says that new innovations, such as topper, will be launched soon. Zentis Polska plans investments to widen its product range and operations.
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