New concept offers indulgent high-protein biscuits without the downsides

A new concept from Arla Foods Ingredients will help biscuit manufacturers overcome technical challenges to create high-protein biscuits with an indulgent taste.

According to Mintel, one in four consumers now looks for cookies or biscuits that are high in protein, however, producing indulgent, high-protein biscuits can come with processing and sensory challenges.

Arla Foods Ingredients’ new Whey-Pro Biscuit concept features Nutrilac, the company’s whey protein ingredient, designed to create biscuits with the right structure and appearance after baking, as well as low water activity for long-lasting crispness and low risk of microbiological spoilage. It helps overcome issues such as unpleasant aftertaste and unattractive appearance, and qualifies for a high-protein claim in the EU (where at least 20% of energy comes from protein).

Lene Hald, senior category manager, bakery, at Arla Foods Ingredients, said: “High-protein and healthy indulgence are both important trends in the baked goods category. Biscuit manufacturers who tap into them have a great opportunity to grow their market share. Our new concept demonstrates that it’s definitely possible to combine a high-protein claim with an indulgent taste and texture, while overcoming technical challenges.”

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