Malt Products Corp. designed an innovation lab so its customers can test ingredients, test out new formulations, and better understand flavor and stability properties.
Malt Products Corp. (Saddlebrook, NJ) designed an innovation lab so its customers can test ingredients, test out new formulations, and better understand flavor and stability properties. The lab, located in the company’s Minneapolis office, features ovens, mixers, shearers, proofers, and temperature-controlled incubators. It combines an analytical zone with spectrometers and instruments that monitor water activity and rheology, and a kitchen for product development and testing, sensory evaluation, and more.
“As more food and beverage companies look to revamp their products using all-natural ingredients, the new innovation lab provides a hub for formulation experimentation, testing the viability of various ingredients regarding flavor, binding, shelf-life, and other critical factors,”said Amy Targan, president of Malt Products Corp., in a press release. “We want to make it as easy as possible to prototype new products with healthier, pantry-friendly ingredients, and for our customers to understand these products’ mission-critical characteristics."
As a manufacturer of malted barley extract and other natural sweeteners, Malt Products’ lab will be used for many different products, including bakery, malt and oat-based beverages, creamers, nut butters, chocolates, dressings and marinades, yogurts, and plant-based proteins.