Edlong Solves the Caffeine + Protein Challenge
The ready-to-drink coffee category has been on the rise for the past several years, highlighted by the higher consumption of espresso-based and gourmet coffee drinks such as lattes, mochas and cappuccinos among Millennials.
These consumers are also looking to add protein to their diet, and are also eager to make healthier choices. Why not put everything they want—health, wellness and protein —into their daily caffeine boost?
Presenting Edlong’s High Protein Latte. The biggest formulating challenge in working with both coffee and protein is masking bitter off-notes. Achieving a high grams-per-serving of protein impacts both the taste and texture of the finished beverage. Fortunately, the inherent dairy in ready-to-drink coffee products like lattes makes them a perfect candidate for natural dairy flavors.
This beverage contains a whopping 29g of protein per 8oz serving! High levels of protein means high levels of off-notes, so how did we make this latte so delicious? The secret to the smooth taste and texture of this beverage is Edlong’s Natural Beverage Mouthfeel flavor. Very low usage levels provide a milky and caramel note that both masks the protein and gives the beverage a silky and creamy mouthfeel.
Featured Edlong Flavor:
Natural Beverage Mouthfeel Flavor #1412397
• Kosher Pareve
• Cream, caramel, cooked, brown, sweet, masking, chocolate, mouthfeel