In order to undertake the development, a work programme with several phases was agreed with the client. Initially high quality ingredients were identified and sourced from industrial suppliers, looking for the most cost-effective solutions for the client.
Small batches of products were then developed at bench-scale to optimise the formulation and try to match as far as possible the colour, flavour and texture of the domestically produced product. During the development of the product the nutrition of each formulation was calculated to ensure the product was low in fat.
Whilst developing the formulation, it was recommended to the client that they found a co-manufacturer so that the formulation and the ingredient information could be transferred for scale up.