Crisp Snacks

Snacks

With a wide range of functional and nutritional ingredient solutions, along with established formulation and application expertise, we’ll help you create snacks with the texture, nutrition, appearance and flavor characteristics that today’s discerning consumers desire. And we’ve now revolutionized how to create protein fortified extruded snacks. 

Get your next successful snack to market faster by working with Glanbia Nutritionals for functionally superior ingredients, formulation expertise and technical support, ingredient consistency and quality, and other support.

Bioactive Ingredients

We use advanced processing technologies to make bioactive ingredients that are designed to improve specific physical functions, including immune health, bone health, heart health and sleep support.

Our Solutions

PepForm® Peptides

This revolutionary, patent-pending peptide carrier technology improves the solubility and absorption of amino acids. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes and nutrition bar formats.

Bioferrin® Lactoferrin

This natural, bioactive milk protein is isolated from fresh, sweet whey using advanced fractionation and separation processing technologies. It’s a natural source of iron, an effective antimicrobial and can support immune function. An excellent solution for infant formula, functional food and beverages and dietary supplements.

CuroWhite™

All of the benefits of curcumin but white for easier manufacturing. The lack of color and the milder taste and smell make it ideal for many applications such as tablets, capsules, powder drink mixes, functional foods, and gummies.

TruCal® Milk Mineral Complex

Much more than just calcuim, TruCal is a source of natural milk minerals for optimal bone health. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, capsules, tablets, yogurt, nutrition bars, processed dairy products, bakery, cereals and snacks.

MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 MK-7

This first-in-class, only clinically researched vitamin K2 (MK-7) binds to calcium that gets lodged along the arterial walls and shuttles it to the bone, where it is needed. Only MenaQ7 is clinically validated and patented for cardiovascular benefits. An excellent solution for tablets, capsules, softgels, powder drink mixes and funtional foods.

PepForm® Tryptophan

Formulate sleep aids with proven next day cognitive benefits that help promote the body’s own natural melatonin without the addition of hormones, in a more soluble and bioavailable way. An excellent solution for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, tablet, capsule and nutrition bar formats.

Custom Premix Solutions

Our premix solutions are built around your specifications to achieve optimal nutritional, functional and operational performance.

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Flavors

Whether you want to select from our extensive library, create a precisely-flavored ingredient blend, neutralize off-notes without adding fillers, or make something completely new, we can give your bars and snacks a flavor people love.

Our Solutions

Customized Flavors

Experts in creating nutritional solutions, we are very familiar with the flavor challenges that arise in developing great tasting nutritional products. Based on your goals, our flavor chemists, R&D scientists, and application specialists quickly and reliably deliver delicious flavor solutions that address your unique application challenges. We make nutritious delicious.

Bare Flavors™

Bare Flavors are ultra-clean label flavors made the way flavors used to be made with nothing to hide! Bare Flavors ingredients are derived from traditional methods based on extracts, essential oils or distillates.

CarbOUT™

CarbOUT™ Flavors are fully customizable and easily meet low carbohydrate requirements. CarbOUT can reduce carbs 50-100% and increases protein 10+%. Remove filler such as maltodextrin and dextrose, for a more pure, protein-packed product.

MaskWell™

Glanbia Nutritionals is an expert in flavoring and masking nutritional products. We have solutions and experience in flavoring and masking vitamins & minerals, protein, plant-based ingredients and an array of other ingredients. Collaborate with us to meet your flavor needs in bars, protein beverages and powdered drink mixes.

XtraPro™ Seasonings

XtraPro™ Seasonings are high protein seasonings that increase protein and impart great flavor to healthy snacks. XtraPro Seasonings are fully customizable and are available in plant-based or dairy proteins.

Micronutrients

Our vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals and herbs can fortify your Snack products and help your consumers sustain their overall health.

Plant-Based Solutions

Plant-based nutrition takes on new levels of ease. Our portfolio provides excellent solutions for bars, granola, no-bake doughs, cereals as well as bulk food displays. Our SNACK solutions incorporate our MicroSure™ Plus heat-treatment to ensure our ingredients are safe for ready-to-eat foods.

Our Solutions

BarHarvest™ Pea Protein

BarHarvest Pea Protein adds protein fortification, and is an allergen-free, gluten-free, kosher protein ingredient that delivers excellent performance. BarHarvest is designed to improve the shelf life, moisture and soft texture of bars, cookies and other baked goods.

BevChia™ Protein

BevChia Protein is an all-natural, chia protein concentrate featuring 30% protein, ALA omega-3 and 42% fiber. It’s non-GMO, hormone-free and gluten-free. Heat treatment with MicroSure™ Plus technology affords additional food safety and guarantees shelf stability for two years. BevChia Protein is an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery and gluten-free foods.

BevFlax™ Protein Organic

BevFlax Protein Organic is a certified organic vegetarian flax protein concentrate with 26% to 36% protein, >25% fiber and contains ALA omega-3. BevFlax is non-GMO, hormone-free, gluten-free. BevFlax is heat treated with MicroSure™ Plus technology for additional food safety and guaranteed shelf stability for two years. They’re an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery products and gluten-free foods.

HarvestPro® Proteins

HarvestPro Proteins are allergen free, gluten-free and kosher protein ingredients that deliver excellent protein and performance in beverages, creamy foods, snacks, baked products and prepared foods.

SnackFlax™

SnackFlax Solutions provide excellent nutrition and texture with a balance of ALA Omega-3 fiber, protein and superior flavor. Our MeadowPure™ sorting and selection systems ensure SnackFlax ingredients have a guaranteed shelf life of two years. SnackFlax are minimally processed, free of chemicals and are easy to incorporate into a variety of bars and snacks.

SnackChia™

SnackChia Solutions provide greater texture and is an excellent source of fiber, protein, calcium and vegetarian ALA Omega-3. Heat treated using our MicroSure™ Plus technology to ensure a safe, stable and fully nutritious ingredient. SnackChia™ is minimally processed and free of chemicals, allergens and gluten - an excellent solution for bars and snacks.

SnackQuinoa™

SnackQuinoa Solutions have exceptional purity and a delicious clean flavor in a format that is easy to use in snack products. Heat treated with our MicroSure™ Plus technology, SnackQuinoa is minimally processed and free of chemicals, allergens and gluten - an excellent solution for bars and snacks.

SnackFlax™ Proteins

SnackFlax Protein is an all-natural vegetarian flax protein concentrate with 35% protein and 32% fiber. SnackFlax Protein is non-GMO, hormone-free, gluten-free and contains ALA omega-3. SnackFlax is heat treated with MicroSure™ Plus technology for additional food safety and guaranteed shelf stability for two years. SnackFlax an excellent solution for beverages, bars, bakery products and gluten-free foods.

Proteins

Our dairy-based, plant-based and functional proteins can enhance the texture, taste and nutrition of a variety of product formats.

Our Solutions

Avonlac® Whey Protein Concentrates

Whey protein concentrates (WPCs) that offer excellent nutritional value and have a pleasant, creamy flavor. They’re completely soluble across a wide pH range, and are available straight or instantized with protein content from 34% to 80%. Avonlac® is an excellent protein fortification option for early life nutrition, dairy products, dry mixes, powder drink mixes and bakery products.

Thermax® Heat-Stable Whey Proteins

Heat-stable whey proteins that offer excellent nutritional value imparting a clean flavor, depending on degree of hydrolysis. Manufactured from sweet whey using an advanced ultrafiltration process, Thermax® proteins are designed for UHT and retort processing conditions. They’re heat-stable at neutral pH, soluble over a wide pH range and available with protein content from 34% to 90%. An excellent solution for a wide variety of beverages, dairy products and bars and snacks.

Provon® Whey Protein Isolates

Highly pure whey protein isolates (WPIs) with very low levels of fat and lactose, containing the full spectrum of undenatured proteins naturally found in whey. Neutrally flavored, soluble in a wide pH range and available straight or instantized with protein content of 90%. Truly Grass Fed™ options available. Excellent protein fortification option for powder drink mixes, bars, dairy/frozen desserts and dry mixes.

Solmiko® Milk Proteins

Milk protein concentrates (MPCs) and milk protein isolates (MPIs) that are excellent sources of native casein and whey proteins. They offer superior flavor, solubility and heat stability and are an ideal solution for neutral pH and other applications where low micro counts, functionality and flavor are critical. Truly Grass Fed™ options available. Ideal for powder drink mixes, ready-to-drink beverages, bars and fresh dairy products.

Truly Grass Fed™ Proteins

In partnership with our Irish sister company, Glanbia Ireland, the Truly Grass Fed brand offers customers a fully traceable and third party accredited grass fed WPI, MPC and MPI under our Provon®, Solmiko® and BarPro® protein solutions. The Truly Grass Fed brand carries a promise with the Truly Grass Fed seal, a seal which signifies many things including 1) Cows grazed on grass lands for an average of 250 days a year 2) Cows receiving 95% of their nutritional feed from grass 3) Non-GMO Project Verified.

BarPro® Milk Protein Isolates

Milk protein isolates (MPI) designed to extend the shelf life of nutrition bars and minimize bar hardening. Truly Grass Fed™ option available. They’re an excellent source of high-quality protein with a short texture and a clean flavor profile.

Crunchie™ Milk Protein Crisps

Ideal for bar and snack inclusions, delivering exceptional texture and a hearty crunch to a product throughout shelf life, creating a delightful eating experience. Clean dairy flavor requiring no masking. Visually appealing with consistent shape, size and light color appearance. Contains greater than 74% high quality milk protein for an extra protein boost.

 

BarHarvest™ Plant Proteins

Plant protein-based systems (non-soy) designed to deliver protein fortification in emerging plant-based bar, cereal, and snack applications without negatively impacting texture or shelf life. Delivers a variety of textures while minimizing the dryness, brittleness and hardness over shelf life commonly associated with plant proteins.

BarFlex® Whey Proteins

Whey protein isolates (WPI) and concentrates (WPC) that enable 100% whey formulations, minimize bar hardening and extends the shelf life of nutritional bars. It’s an excellent source of high-quality protein that gives bars a clean flavor and a long-lasting, chewy texture.

barGAIN® Protein Blends

A unique combination of dairy and plant proteins designed to enhance bar functionality, providing a softer texture, an extended shelf life and a clean flavor profile. It’s a complete protein solution for low-to-moderate protein bars, baked goods and cookies.

Watson Bakery Ingredients

To make quality baked goods, it takes more than just quality ingredients. It takes the support of experts in baking technology.  We help customers make formula adjustments, customize our ingredients to suit their need, and guarantee optimal performance.

Our Solutions

Long Life Parve

An all-natural mold inhibitor for yeast-raised products derived from the con­trolled fermentation of corn syrup or the fermentation of wheat starch depending on the variety. Also available in a certified gluten-free formulation.

Natural Mold Inhibitor OWS2

A blend of organic whole wheat flour and cultured organic wheat starch, designed to increase the mold-free shelf life of natural and organic baked products.

Watson Edible Films

Since the 1960s, Watson’s research and development team has been a pioneer in soluble and edible film technology. Watson’s expertise in film technologies, commitment to quality, and range of processing equipment are unmatched in the industry.

Our Solution

EdiSparklz® Edible Glitter

EdiSparklz are colorful toppings and inclusions that can be used in a wide range of applications. 100% edible, EdiSparklz have no flavor, no sweetness and add no calories. They are available in a wide range of flakes or shapes, and are manufactured in a full spectrum of colors including standard, plant-based and metallic colors. EdiSparklz are a very cost-effective alternative to standard decorative options like sprinkles, and save customers an average of 30% by switching.

Watson Functionally Optimized Nutrients

Watson Functionally Optimized Nutrients are vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, yeasts, oils, fibers and application enhancers designed to provide specific functionality and benefits as desired by the customer.   

These benefits include things like:

  • easier material handling in a powder form
  • reduction in overages resulting in cost savings
  • standardized particle size for more uniform distribution in a blend
  • potency protection and stability during processing and shelf life
  • flavor and odor masking of objectionable tasting ingredients
  • easy dispersion and improved solubility in solution 
Our Solutions

Microencapsulated Nutrients

Microencapsulated nutrients have a protective coating called a matrix applied around a small particle called the core or active. The matrix keeps the active ingredient locked in and stabilized until the release of the material is desired. Microencapsulation transforms nutrients in a variety of ways to improve functionality, including masking odors and flavors, improving stability, changing color, changing form, delayed nutrient release. These ingredients are commonly used in dietary supplements, bars, cereals, snacks, powder drink mixes, beverages, infant nutrition, and medical food, to name a few. Methods used include spray drying and fluid bed.

Triturated Nutrients

Triturated nutrients are standardized on a carrier for homogeneous distribution in the final blend and for ease of scaling. They can be customized to any level of active to carrier ratio or percentage. The process assures correct dosage and prevention of costly waste and errors. We utilize a wide range of carriers to suit the properties of your finished product, taking into consideration solubility, particle size, special label claims (starch free). Applications include dietary supplements, foods, premixes, and ready-to-mix beverages.

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