Parker Products is excited to support the dairy industry with its new line of seven clean label cake inclusions
With today’s consumer increasingly interested in health, even indulgent products such as ice cream and baked goods are now expected to have clean labels.
Parker Products is excited to support the dairy industry with its new line of seven clean label cake inclusions, produced through a unique hot panning process, which it will showcase at the 2016 IFT show in Chicago (IL, USA).
Brands that make indulgent products such as ice cream have historically valued performance and sensory attributes over clean labels. Parker’s new line offers stable, reliable products that allow for exciting new flavours while, at the same time, removing artificial flavours and colours, partially hydrogenated oil, preservatives and allergens including dairy, soy and nuts.
'As indulgent food brands move toward cleaner labels, they will need inclusions that can still preserve a great sensory experience,' said Greg Hodder, President. 'Parker is available to help with intriguing ingredients – like our new cake inclusions – that possess claims including all natural, allergen free and others.'
Parker’s cake inclusions are produced using a unique hot panning process, which leaves lower moisture content in the final piece. This allows for a longer shelf-life – up to 12 months – whereas traditional baked goods often have a shelf-life of mere weeks.
A longer shelf-life can help manufacturers eliminate food waste and create operational efficiencies, particularly for brands that use smaller portions or have a longer manufacturing cycle. The ingredients are also shelf-stable, eliminating the need for costly frozen shipping and storage, and maintain the same shelf-life whether stored in a dry, refrigerated or frozen setting.
The cake inclusions have a crunchy texture when dry, and absorb fat and moisture in ice cream to create the dense mouthfeel of real cake. Inclusion flavours include brownie, pie crust and carrot, vanilla, red velvet, lemon and German chocolate cake. These classic flavours can be added to other ingredients to create exciting combinations like key lime pie or mixed berry cake.
To learn more about how the company supports clean label ice cream and other indulgent products, visit Parker at IFT booth 740.