French dairy ingredients expert, Epi Ingredients, is very pleased to announce that its commitment to driving innovation with on-trends concepts and ingredients has been rewarded with SoCrispies by being selected as one of the finalists for ‘Best Dairy Ingredients’ in FoodBev’s World Dairy Innovation Awards.
“This level of recognition from industry experts builds trust and confidence in the quality and uniqueness of our products, a way for us to reiterate our commitment to offering innovative and functional dairy ingredients that are a source of shared enjoyment and good health while sustainably promoting the milk of our member-farmers,” said Mathieu Lucot, Marketing Manager at Epi Ingredients. “It is with this in mind that we set out to develop SoCrispies, to provide manufacturers with a truly innovative way to deliver protein to the end-consumers through a wide variety of both sweet and savory applications,” he adds.
SoCrispies is indeed a revolutionary ingredient that reinvents the way to consume dairy and more specifically, dairy proteins. This extremely versatile crispy protein puff was co-developed with a company specialized in the extrusion process and is obtained through a patent-pending technology from 100% dairy protein. It is clean-label, and, thanks to a neutral flavor, it can be used in a variety of applications packing in both the crunch and the protein content!
The award judges were looking for innovative ingredients and products that not only provided strong consumer benefits such as nutrition, convenience, pleasure, versatility and more but also demonstrated being developed with sustainability in mind; and SoCrispies delivers on all accounts. With a combination of nutrition, functionality and versatility, these protein crisps will allow brands to wow consumers with new protein-fortified products offering an elevated sensory experience and a high protein content all in one.
In addition, as a division of French dairy cooperative Laïta, Epi Ingredients is part of corporate initiative ‘Passion du Lait®’ (Passion for Milk), a progress-driven approach setting specific goals aimed at improving the company’s overall operations in several key areas of sustainable development. Thanks to this tight control over the entire value chain, from farm to fork, Epi Ingredients can provide its customers with the highest quality, most natural and safest ingredients possible so, in turn, they can offer a diversified, responsible, and healthy nutrition that end-consumers can fully trust.
Although being shortlisted in the World Dairy Innovation Award was already a great accomplishment, SoCrispies’ development team participated in Laita’s first ever in-house innovation competition and was awarded the first prize for this nutrition-oriented breakthrough ingredient.
Curious about how SoCrispies could be a game-changer for your next product development? Want to learn more about any of our other ingredients and concepts? Feel free to get in touch virtually until we can meet again in person, hopefully at FIE this December in Frankfurt.