10

WAYS GIRAFFE FOODS’ R&D CAN IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCT

Giraffe Foods RnD

1. Leverage Our Market Knowledge

We supplement our R&D R&D experts’ first hand access to all of the market’s preferred trends with data from Technomics, Mintel and Datassential. We understand the importance of keeping a pulse on what all our prospective customers love, so our team attends the industry’s top trade shows, including SIAL, Restaurants Canada (RC), National Restaurant Association (NRA), Natural Products Expo West, Summer & Winter Fancy Foods Show, Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). Beyond that, we love to be a part of organizations that help us keep in touch with our peers, such as Research Chefs Association (RCA), Institute of Food Technologies (IFT), Association of Dressings & Sauces (ADS), Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM), and Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST).

Talk to us about your target audience, and we will work together to create a perfect product for them. 

2. Intensify Your Flavors

Amplify the tastes of your sauce offering with powerful ingredients. Build complex layers of rich flavors to deliver on a premium product. Whether your taste buds crave spicy, sour or sweet, our arsenal of ingredients can enrich and enhance flavor profiles.

Reach Out to Try Our Favourite Peppers: Nora, Kashmiri, Goat’s Horn, Smoked Chilaca, Guajillo, Ancho, Smoked Pasilla, Calabrian, Bird’s Eye, Aji Amarillo, Poblano, Chipotle, Carolina Reaper, Ghost, and Szechuan Chili.

Spicy Ingredients
Healthy Sauce Alternatives

3. Offer Healthy Alternatives

For your health-conscious customers, highlight low calorie, low fat, and low sugar, as well as diet-specific products. We can assist with providing healthy alternatives, while maintaining a similar texture and taste to the original product. Giraffe Foods has an extensive list of ingredients and formulation options to support your customers’ dietary preferences such as Keto, Paleo and Whole30.

Try Our Healthy Alternatives: Low Sodium BBQ, Reduced Sugar Honey Garlic, Keto Mayo, and Low Fat Caesar Dressing.

4. Diversify Your Product Line

Expand your product line with unique cuisines and flavor profiles. Let your sauce be the variety, no matter what protein it’s enhancing. For your spice lovers, a hot sauce pouch is perfect for dialing up the heat, while a dulcet honey sauce will turn dinner into dessert! We can make pretty much anything that flows.

Mix and Match Your Product With:

Sweet Sauces – Chocolate, Caramel, Icing, Cinnamon Maple, and Raspberry Coulis.

Emulsified Sauces – Ranch, Blue Cheese, Caesar, Cilantro Crema, and Mayonnaises.

Tomato Sauces – Marinara, Pizza Sauce, and Salsa.

BBQ – Korean, Hickory Smoke, Mole, Chipotle, Massaman, Pinoy, and Carolina Gold Mustard.

Glazes – Honey Garlic, Thai Chili, and Teriyaki.

Marinades – Bulgogi, Tandoori, and Cuban.

Set of Custom Sauces
Sauces with Fusion Flavors

5. Add Fusion to Flavor

Millennials are 52% more likely to visit restaurants with innovative offerings, while consumers 35 years and older are 35% more likely1. The perfect way to be a part of this trend is blending mainstream sauces with an international twist. Fusion flavors add variety to excite the palettes of foodies and traditional consumers alike. Pair your chicken dish with a Chimichurri aioli, spice up your BBQ with a Gochujang sauce, and get creative with a Cajun Shrimp Dumpling special on your menu.

Try Our Unique Fusion Flavors: Nashville BBQ Sauce, Smoky Sriracha Sauce, Harissa Sauce, Mexican Pibil Sauce, Massaman Curry sauce, Pinoy BBQ Sauce.

6. Meet Certification Requirements

Cater to consumers who seek vegan, certified human, GMO-free, organic, kosher, halal, and other certified products. Our regulatory team can work with you to meet requirements for any certifications. With premium labels, your products stand out in any grocery aisle.

Find Out More About Our Certifications: Non-GMO Mayonnaise, Kosher BBQ Sauce, Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Caesar, Keto and Vegan Mayonnaise, and Organic Lemon & Herb Vinaigrette.

Certification Requirements
Formulation Solutions

7. Develop Formulation Solutions

Have you encountered formulation challenges such as color retention, ingredient separation or particle suspension? Our R&D experts are here to help, combining their technical knowledge with our top of the line in-house equipment. Whether your Chipotle Mayonnaise needs separation prevention, or your Caesar dressing needs to be freeze-thaw stable, Giraffe Foods can create a solution. Want to develop natural ingredient alternatives to artificial flavors? Work with us. Our Continuous Improvement team is always developing innovative solutions to industry problems, keeping our processes efficient and your products robust.

8. Ensure Shelf Stability

Expand your presence throughout the store with a shelf-stable product that is consumable while ambient. Reduce costs with products that don’t require logistical considerations of frozen or refrigerated storage and maintenance. Maintain the flavor and color that is integral to your brand.

Shelf-Stable Products
Shelves with Custom Sauces

9. Extend Shelf Life

Alleviate concerns of expiration by extending the shelf life of your product. Utilize functional ingredients which buffer quality changes over time and save on costs. Giraffe Foods has been successful in developing products that have significantly longer shelf lives without adding unnecessary ingredients.

10. Make The Most of Value Sauces

Giraffe Foods has excellent supplier partnerships, allowing us to receive high quality, cost-effective ingredients that translate into considerable savings for you. Let’s get creative and develop your quality product with ingredients that keep costs down.

 

1. Tyson Food Trends

Creative Custom Sauces
Giraffe Foods RnD

1. Leverage Our Market Knowledge

We supplement our R&D R&D experts’ first hand access to all of the market’s preferred trends with data from Technomics, Mintel and Datassential. We understand the importance of keeping a pulse on what all our prospective customers love, so our team attends the industry’s top trade shows, including SIAL, Restaurants Canada (RC), National Restaurant Association (NRA), Natural Products Expo West, Summer & Winter Fancy Foods Show, Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). Beyond that, we love to be a part of organizations that help us keep in touch with our peers, such as Research Chefs Association (RCA), Institute of Food Technologies (IFT), Association of Dressings & Sauces (ADS), Women in Food Industry Management (WFIM), and Canadian Institute of Food Science & Technology (CIFST).

Talk to us about your target audience, and we will work together to create a perfect product for them. 

Spicy Ingredients

2. Intensify Your Flavors

Amplify the tastes of your sauce offering with powerful ingredients. Build complex layers of rich flavors to deliver on a premium product. Whether your taste buds crave spicy, sour or sweet, our arsenal of ingredients can enrich and enhance flavor profiles.

Reach Out to Try Our Favourite Peppers: Nora, Kashmiri, Goat’s Horn, Smoked Chilaca, Guajillo, Ancho, Smoked Pasilla, Calabrian, Bird’s Eye, Aji Amarillo, Poblano, Chipotle, Carolina Reaper, Ghost, and Szechuan Chili.

Healthy Sauce Alternatives

3. Offer Healthy Alternatives

For your health-conscious customers, highlight low calorie, low fat, and low sugar, as well as diet-specific products. We can assist with providing healthy alternatives, while maintaining a similar texture and taste to the original product. Giraffe Foods has an extensive list of ingredients and formulation options to support your customers’ dietary preferences such as Keto, Paleo and Whole30.

Try Our Healthy Alternatives: Low Sodium BBQ, Reduced Sugar Honey Garlic, Keto Mayo, and Low Fat Caesar Dressing.

Set of Custom Sauces

4. Diversify Your Product Line

Expand your product line with unique cuisines and flavor profiles. Let your sauce be the variety, no matter what protein it’s enhancing. For your spice lovers, a hot sauce pouch is perfect for dialing up the heat, while a dulcet honey sauce will turn dinner into dessert! We can make pretty much anything that flows.

Mix and Match Your Product With:

Sweet Sauces – Chocolate, Caramel, Icing, Cinnamon Maple, and Raspberry Coulis.

Emulsified Sauces – Ranch, Blue Cheese, Caesar, Cilantro Crema, and Mayonnaises.

Tomato Sauces – Marinara, Pizza Sauce, and Salsa.

BBQ – Korean, Hickory Smoke, Mole, Chipotle, Massaman, Pinoy, and Carolina Gold Mustard.

Glazes – Honey Garlic, Thai Chili, and Teriyaki.

Marinades – Bulgogi, Tandoori, and Cuban.

Sauces with Fusion Flavors

5. Add Fusion to Flavor

Millennials are 52% more likely to visit restaurants with innovative offerings, while consumers 35 years and older are 35% more likely1. The perfect way to be a part of this trend is blending mainstream sauces with an international twist. Fusion flavors add variety to excite the palettes of foodies and traditional consumers alike. Pair your chicken dish with a Chimichurri aioli, spice up your BBQ with a Gochujang sauce, and get creative with a Cajun Shrimp Dumpling special on your menu.

Try Our Unique Fusion Flavors: Nashville BBQ Sauce, Smoky Sriracha Sauce, Harissa Sauce, Mexican Pibil Sauce, Massaman Curry sauce, Pinoy BBQ Sauce.

Certification Requirements

6. Meet Certification Requirements

Cater to consumers who seek vegan, certified human, GMO-free, organic, kosher, halal, and other certified products. Our regulatory team can work with you to meet requirements for any certifications. With premium labels, your products stand out in any grocery aisle.

Find Out More About Our Certifications: Non-GMO Mayonnaise, Kosher BBQ Sauce, Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Caesar, Keto and Vegan Mayonnaise, and Organic Lemon & Herb Vinaigrette.

Formulation Solutions

7. Develop Formulation Solutions

Have you encountered formulation challenges such as color retention, ingredient separation or particle suspension? Our R&D experts are here to help, combining their technical knowledge with our top of the line in-house equipment. Whether your Chipotle Mayonnaise needs separation prevention, or your Caesar dressing needs to be freeze-thaw stable, Giraffe Foods can create a solution. Want to develop natural ingredient alternatives to artificial flavors? Work with us. Our Continous Improvement team is always developing innovative solutions to industry problems, keeping our processes efficient and your products robust.

Shelf-Stable Products

8. Ensure Shelf Stability

Expand your presence throughout the store with a shelf-stable product that is consumable while ambient. Reduce costs with products that don’t require logistical considerations of frozen or refrigerated storage and maintenance. Maintain the flavor and color that is integral to your brand.

Shelves with Custom Sauces

9. Extend Shelf Life

Alleviate concerns of expiration by extending the shelf life of your product. Utilize functional ingredients which buffer quality changes over time and save on costs. Giraffe Foods has been successful in developing products that have significantly longer shelf lives without adding unnecessary ingredients.

Creative Custom Sauces

10. Make The Most of Value Sauces

Giraffe Foods has excellent supplier partnerships, allowing us to receive high quality, cost-effective ingredients that translate into considerable savings for you. Let’s get creative and develop your quality product with ingredients that keep costs down.

 

1. Tyson Food Trends

Reach Out to See How We Can Improve Your Product!