More low-alcohol and zero-proof drinks are expected to launch in 2020 and consumers also gravitate to ‘functional plus’ drinks, bright colors, exotic flavor and unique textures in their beverages. To meet the demands, experts at a food research lab, ready to support you with services like feasibility, formulation, sample development and recipe optimisation. While developing a health beverage, our food experts keep in mind that ingredients are Generally Recognized as safe (GRAS).
Creating a brand-new drink or reverse engineer existing brand or a product? Our in-house, beverage product development experts understand each element on the value matrix, use cutting-edge technology, outstanding technical knowledge and the most popular ingredients (e.g., adaptogens, cannabidiol and collage into products) to make sure your new beverage development success.
We schedule a first meeting with the client to understand the problem and the solution that the company is looking for. Based on the meeting, an initial proposal will be developed. The proposal will detail the production process, list and cost of ingredients, supplier, internal quality control standards and the various team inside the company.
Scientific Review, market study and patentability study:
In phase I of the research, post-approval of the proposal, we perform the first level of research. We conduct market research on the product and brand in terms of competitive landscape forecast, innovative product in the market, market share analysis.
Prior to the formulation, the safety evaluation of the ingredients and additives selected will be evaluated thoroughly considering USA FDA, Codex, FSANZ, EU, FSSAI, and WHO.
Laboratory Product development:
The formulation starts in the R&D pilot kitchen lab, where develop an initial formulation, sensorial and quality control (aroma, acidity, texture, viscosity, flavour, pH), cost control, stability control, and patentability oriented experiments, Financial estimation and scheduling.
The development part also includes advanced food chemistry analysis, including molecular, rheological profile using techniques such as rheology, FTIR, GC-MS, HPLC. In-vitro analysis, ex-vivo analysis, in-vivo analysis and in-silico analysis.
We also collect panel opinion regarding their preference for the new product over a competitor.
We also help in Scaling -up and patent writing for the developed innovation.
Sports drinks and energy drinks
Energy drink with caffeine and more natural ingredients like guarana and taurine
Cognitive health beverages
Health drink with antioxidant-rich botanicals like green tea, yerba mate, and adaptogenic herbs deep-rooted in ancient traditions like holy basil, ginseng, and Schisandra. Health beverage supplements include amino acids like acetyl-L-carnitine, L-theanine, L-tyrosine, choline, omega-3 DHA, and medium-chain triglycerides for a mental boost. Lion’s mane mushroom, synapse, temple turmeric, resveratrol, blueberry anthocyanins, bacopa, teacrine, metta also been used to promote cognitive health
use of pre-and postbiotics. Less sweet carbonated soft drinks. Non-alcoholic mixers. Private label drinks.
Add minerals, vitamin C, and D, calcium or weight loss ingredients like Hoodia
Exotic juices like acai, pomegranate, guarana, capuacu, noni, monkfruit and stevia are popular natural sweeteners. Gluten-free, a non-GMO organic drink containing non-artificial sweeteners and no refined sugars.
Whey Protein drinks
Contain antioxidants, vitamins, fibre, omega 3s, chlorella, spirulina and /or a when protein isolate.
Ready to Drink (RTD) iced teas, coffees and lemonades
use organic certified tea products for herbal white, green or black tea concentrates
perfect for hydration and rich in electrolytes and potassium