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Jan 19, 2020 8:00:37 PM3 min read

Protein Pud, the perfect Snack

By Johanna Verdugo Marketing & Comms. Analyst

 In last week’s blog, we told you about our participation in the PLMA (Private Label Manufacturing Association) fair, where our clients and event attendees will be able to take part in the Luker Chocolate Market experience. We will also present one of our latest product innovations: Beau Cao, a chocolate that nurtures beauty from the inside. We will exhibit the product at the New Product Expo, a platform where only some of the companies taking part in the fair will be able to exhibit their latest innovations.

Today, the protagonist of this blog is the Protein Pud, the second innovative product that we will exhibit on the platform. A formulation that we have developed for our clients who would like to have it in their private label portfolio. Here we are going to tell you how the creative process of this product was.

Today, people have less time to stay home and to prepare homemade meals. They have other priorities such as a social life and personal care. This is why snacks have become the perfect solution to lengthen the time between one meal and another, while also being satisfying.

Based on the behavior of these consumers, we decided to develop the Protein Pud: an instant soy protein pudding sweetened with stevia that doesn’t need refrigeration. A perfect, quick to prepare, healthy, delicious, and satisfying snack. With its innovative formulation all you have to do is add a little cold water to obtain your desired texture. It is an herbal product, so it is suitable for vegans. And to make the Protein Pud experience even more memorable, you can add different toppings such as nuts, dried or fresh fruit, cocoa nibs, etc.

Our Research and Development team spent more than 6 months searching for the right formulation to create the balance between texture and taste. First, we looked for the raw materials that would give us the creamy, soft sensation we wanted. Then, there was the challenge of maintaining the exquisite flavour and texture of chocolate made with our characteristic Cacao Fino de Aroma. However, the most important challenge was to find a way for all of these properties to be maintained in a cold-water preparation without the pudding cracking or becoming granular.

Aside from being indulgent and innovative, the Protein Pud is a good source of protein, one of the most important nutrients in the human body, vital for muscle formation and which plays a fundamental role in the proper functioning of the immune system. In addition, it provides calcium, a complex of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and minerals such as iron, zinc and copper.

With the formula perfected, the ultimate question was how to show the world and our customers this innovation. To this end, we developed two product presentations. One is the ‘on the go’, individual presentation, designed for people who want to have a snack anytime, anywhere. The other, the ‘home presentation’, is ideal for preparing something delicious and healthy while at home away from the routine.

You will find more information about our product in this infographic:

 Specifications of protein Pud chocolate with protein

At Luker Chocolate, we are very proud to present our latest innovations and of the fact that both Beau Cao and Protein Pud are present in the PLMA Supermarket Idea.

If you are interested in Protein Pud, feel free to join us; this innovation could be yours and be part of your private label portfolio. To find out more about the product, visit the Luker Chocolate Market, which will be held in the North Hall, booth F3011, from November 17 to 19 at the Rosemont Convention Centre in Chicago. If you are not attending to the PLMA event and you are interested in our innovation, contact us.