comfort and joy

Comfort and Joy

2020 Product Concepts

It wouldn’t be the winter if the food didn’t play a comforting role in our lives. But let’s not forget that food can be comforting, delicious, and indulgent while still being healthy and beneficial to your health.

That’s right! At Glanbia Nutritionals, healthy indulgence is not an oxymoron but rather a challenge we’re willing to accept. 

Comfort & Joy Product Concept 1

White Peppermint Sparkling Protein Bites

protein bites

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients 

  • Crunchie™ Milk Protein Bites 120: Larger high protein crisps made with milk protein and rice starch delivering superior texture and flavor for a protein snack or cereal. 
  • EdiSparklz® Edible Glitter: Edible glitter flakes used for toppings and inclusions. EdiSparklz can be used in a wide range of applications and are available in several different varieties, depending on your application. 
  • Glanbia Flavors

Inspiration 

First up, let’s get in on some protein-packed holiday cheer. Extruded snacks are a go-to favorite in the snacking department, but their nutritional value is often lacking. The Crunchie™ Milk Protein Bites provides a delicious, crunchy texture enjoyed as a savory snack or a sweet holiday treat.

Supporting Insights 

Protein content is influencing 3 out of 5 consumer’s purchasing decisions globally.1

References: 1. Innova Database 2019

Key Benefits

5 grams of protein per serving
Better-for-you snacking solution
Festive, fun flavor

Ingredients 

White Coating (sugar, palm kernel oil, nonfat dry milk, milk, soy lecithin (an emulsifier), salt, Crunchie™ Milk Protein Bites 120 (milk protein concentrate, rice starch), Powdered Sugar, EdiSparklz™ (gum Arabic, radish juice extract (color), natural flavor, stevia extract), Water, Gum Arabic 

Allergen Information: Contains milk ingredients

peppermint crisps

Comfort & Joy Product Concept 2

Protein Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter cups

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients 

  • BarPro® 287: A partially hydrolyzed milk protein concentrate with enhanced functional characteristics designed to keep nutrition bars and confections soft through their shelf life.
  • Glanbia Flavors

Inspiration 

Peanut butter cups are a longstanding favorite in the candy bar world. Unfortunately, they don’t have a ton of redeeming qualities when it comes to nutrition facts. Until now! These peanut butter cups check all the healthy indulgent boxes. Delicious? Check. Comforting? Check. Indulgent? Oh, for sure. Healthy? Well, certainly healthier with an extra protein kick and only 100 calories. Finally, you can feel good about indulging in these little bite-sized pieces of bliss.

Supporting Insights 

  • 60% of consumers are looking for high protein in their ‘healthy’ snacks.1
  • 55% of consumers are looking for high fiber claims in their ‘healthy’ snacks.1    
References: 1. Mintel. Better for you, Snacking. US December 2019.

Key Benefits

  • 6 grams of protein per cup
  • No added sugars
  • Permissible indulgence

Ingredients 

Isomalto-oligosaccharides (tapioca), Peanut Butter, No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Compound (maltitol, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, chocolate liquor, inulin, sunflower lecithin, vanilla powder), BarPro® 287 (partially hydrolyzed milk protein concentrate), Peanut Flour, Natural Flavors 

Allergen Information: Contains peanut and milk ingredients

peanut butter cups

Comfort & Joy Product Concept 3

Healthy Indulgence Higher Protein Hot Chocolate

protein hot chocolate

Glanbia Nutritionals Ingredients 

  • ProTherma®: An agglomerated hydrolyzed whey protein designed for use in hot RTM beverage applications.

Inspiration 

Winter is a time to cozy up with a blanket, your favorite book, and a nice cup of hot chocolate! While this scenario sounds pretty perfect already, it could be even better if that sweet treat had a nice protein boost to get it into the healthy indulgence club. Well, guess what? Wish, granted.

Supporting Insights 

  • 80% of US consumers have indicated that they have purchased more indulgent treats to compensate for their reduction in spending at restaurants & food service.1
  • Consumers continue to seek comfort in indulgent, sweet treats. However, they also continue to seek products that can provide some added health benefit. Therefore, sweet, comforting treats that can also provide a better-for-you claim will provide even higher consumer interest.2
References: 1. FMCG Gurus, Covid-19 Survey, July 2020. 2. FMCG Gurus. Confectionery Consumption Within the USA. October 2020.

Key Benefits

  • 5 grams of protein per serving 
  • Heat-stable protein 
  • Permissable indulgence 

Ingredients 

Ingredients: ProTherma® (hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate), Creamer (coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate [a milk derivative], mono & di-glycerides, dipotassium phosphate and sodium silico aluminate), Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Flavors, Sucralose 

Allergen Information: Contains milk, soy and coconut ingredients

protein hot chocolate

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