The bar market has exploded with new innovations over the last several years and the continuous demand for multinational flavors, application versatility and healthier options suggest there won’t be a slowdown with bar developments any time soon. Products such as protein bars, meal-replacement bars, snack bars, whole food bars and fiber bars dominate the market as they are the preferred on-the-go snack. The experiences and benefits each deliver are as unique and expressive as an individual’s lifestyle. VPI offers a range of plant-based caramelized ingredients that checks all the right boxes to deliver elevated flavor modifications, enhanced mouthfeel and cleaner labels while targeting food categories such as Organic, Fair-Trade, Plant-Based, Vegan, Keto, natural flavor and reduced sugar, to name a few.
- Flavor Enhancement
- Binding Capabilities
- Natural Flavor Label
- Cost Savings
- Multinational Flavoring
- Sugar Reduction Potential
- Masking Properties
The following are some of the most versatile ingredients for flavor enhancements in bar development today, Bar-None:
- Caramelized Plant-Based Sugars
- Caramelized Milk Powder
- Salted Caramel Powder
- Coconut Cream Powder
Caramelized Plant-Based Sugar Syrups and Powders:
If you’re in need of low cost, low CIU ingredients that delivers elevated flavor contribution, then look no further than caramelized sugar ingredients. From the light and sweeter to the darker and more bitter, these ingredients are a dream for any bar developer. Some products will boost sweetness and some enhance nutmeats while others can boost fruity flavors, while having very little impact on sugar nutrition levels. It’s the perfect ingredient.
Caramelized Milk Powder:
If we could pick one word to describe caramelized milk powder it would be “mouthfeel”. Caramelized milk powder is a silky-smooth combination of caramelized sugar and milk powder adding a level of creaminess bar development that is especially effective in fruit-based bars, meal replacement bars and protein or plant-based bars.
Salted Caramel Powder:
As a top trending flavor for the coming year, salted caramel is an intriguing ingredient for bar development, playing well off nut notes, chocolates and just about any other flavoring where a salted caramel flavoring is desirable. A fine powder that easily blends in seamlessly with other powders for a unique flavoring experience that consumers crave.
Coconut Cream Powder:
If you’re developing a formulation for a bar with a coconut or international vibe, look to integrate coconut cream powder. A coconut powder that offers a creamy texture will layer in mouthfeel to any exotic flavored bar that needs a smooth finish. Also look to blend this coconut cream powder in with any of the other three ingredients listed here for a unique caramelized flavored experience mixed with coconut.
Non-GMO, Natural Flavor, Organic:
Caramelized ingredients are just sugar and water and label natural flavor. These products are all Non-GMO, some products are Non-GMO Project Verified and there are organic powder and syrup options as well. Caramelized ingredients are the total package ingredient when it comes to checking all the right boxes for your labeling needs.
Tasting is Believing:
Call and schedule your Zoom demo meeting with our sales team to receive your complimentary survival ingredient kit that contains everything needed to participate. We will walk you through several tasting demos to discover why you need to be taking advantage of the most versatile ingredient available today, BAR-None.