A recent survey of Research & Development (R&D) teams in the food industry shows ramped up urgency to create new products and enhance existing ones*. Another survey finds 53 percent* of teams are working on six-month timelines or less for delivering results**. That’s why America’s leading food manufacturers are turning to Butterball® Farms for custom flavor solutions.
For more than 60 years, Butterball Farms Culinary experts have been at the forefront of flavors from around the world with innovative premium dairy or plant-based butters, sauces, spreads, and other flavor solutions for food processors. Their flavored butter dollops and medallions are a good example. The dollops combine desired flavors ranging from savory to herbs to citrus, with premium butter to pre-portioned sizes specified by the customer. The end result is a dollop of craveworthy flavor that melts perfectly atop proteins, vegetables, or par-baked breads when heated by the consumer. Dollop formulations can include particulates, such as country sausage, in a gravy dollop that heats within a biscuit or spicy soy ginger that can be used as a global inspired sauce starter. The possibilities for customization are limitless!
“We’re helping R&D teams compress their time to market and simplify the process of adding value to their products by outsourcing the sometimes-laborious part of tweaking a perfect flavor.”Joy Pellek
Director of Business Development
“We’re helping R&D teams compress their time to market and simplifying the process of adding value to their products by outsourcing the sometimes-laborious part of tweaking a perfect flavor,” says Joy Pellek, Butterball Farms Director of Business Development. “Dollops are an easy flavor solution that fits into the manufacturing process. Pre-portioned flavors can also be individually wrapped.”
Custom sauces, glazes, fillings, and toppings used to enrobe foods during the manufacturing process is another specialty. Butterball Farms own R&D team is experienced in integrating quickly with client cohorts to help ideate options and solutions based on new product needs or enhancements to existing ones.
“Today’s shopper behaviors are significantly different than before the pandemic,” explains Bonnie Beard, Butterball Farms Director of Marketing. “Shoppers want meal solutions that are convenient to prepare and offer unique and cravable flavors. For any refrigerated or frozen food processor, we add value in both convenience and flavor.”
“We are constantly experimenting with flavor combinations on our own and in concert with customers,” says Lucia Falek, Vice-President of Development and Quality Systems at Butterball Farms. “Some of our most recent discoveries range from dollops for spicy shrimp boils to basil parmesan pesto dollops for chicken or fish. Other fun projects ranged from a piccata sauce including capers, citrus, and garlic for chicken as well as fruit butter dollops for frozen pancakes or waffles.”
“Beyond the time and labor-saving benefits of adding Butterball Farms as a partner in the new product development process, customers love our creative thinking to solve their flavor or process development challenges to help make their projects hit launch milestones,” says Pellek.
The new 2024 Butterball Farms Flavor Guide is a great resource for identifying trends that can help processors accelerate new product development and be one that consumers embrace.
“We are happy to send prospective clients some free samples of our dollops or sauces,” says Pellek. “We have a broad portfolio of existing dollop recipes to kick-start your R&D team’s imagination, then we can go to work on your project quickly.”
Ready to brainstorm new flavor ideas? Contact our team and let’s create something extraordinary today!
**Food Processing, 52nd R&D Survey, 2023
**Food Processing, 51st R&D Survey, 2022