The 2018 UK Sugar Tax has driven the launch of many new no, low and reduced sugar beverages.*
Here at Opalbond, we have been developing own-label drinks that contain sweeteners such as Sucralose, Stevia, Erythritol and fructose.and the trend doesn’t end there.
Many brands are also focusing on snacking occasions, with low sugar chocolate bars driving product innovation requests.
Creating a better own-label product
High-protein, high-carbohydrate, free from and low in sugar we have created lots of snack products! We know what works.
Quick to market
Our experience in designing supplements means that we are able to conceive and develop new products extremely quickly.
Managing customers challenges
Market demands, legislation and consumer insight changes quickly and you need a supplier that is fast on its feet.
Our process is designed to engage opportunites and offer rapid solutions.
In house nutritionists
Everything we do is backed up by sound nutrition. We can recommend cutting-edge and clinically proven additional ingredients to set your own label product apart from the rest.
Low sugar drinks
According to Mintel, 39% of young women would be interested in seeing sugar free alternatives to popular drinks in coffee shops.
Sugar free doesn’t have to mean nasty chemicals and preservatives.
We have the know-how to develop products that combine no, low or reduced sugar with ingredients right for your own label. Leaving you to sell products below the tax threshold and exceed customer’s expectations.
Almost three in five snackers say that quick bites play an essential role in curbing and satisfying hunger.
Snacks with a satiety positioning (to fill you up) provide a strong pull for consumers. Yet almost half of snackers (47%) say they prefer snacks that are healthier*.
Low sugar and high protein combinations in products such as bars help to satisfy the desire for an indulgent treat as a healthier option.*
Here at Opalbond we develop products that are packed with many benefits so that the all important ‘healthy snacker’ is catered for.
*Source: Mintel, 2015 and Mintel 2014
The market size for soft drinks is forecast to reach £19.6bn by 2021. Opalbond can help to deliver a slice of the market by delivering drinks to the food on the go market under your own-label. The possibilities are almost limitless…
Sugar the new ‘bad’
Fat is no longer perceived as the route of all nutritional ‘ills’ as it once was. The awareness of the negative impact of sugar on blood glucose and mood, diabetes and even chronic disease, in addition to the new sugar tax has consumers and retailers alike looking for easy to drink alternatives, without compromise.
Still, lightly carbonated or carbonated?
Thanks to our technical exertise, we know when a product concept is likely to need carbonation to mask challenging ingredients or to improve the consumer experience.
So if you need help on the best packaging formats for shelf life and stability we can give you all the help and guidance you need to take your project from brief to the shelf.