PROBLEM: How can sandwiches be refrigerated while maintaining the quality of the bread?
SOLUTION: Enzyme technology enabled the creation of an extreme shelf-life extender that will keep refrigerated bread fresh for weeks.
Convenience is key in today's consumer lifestyle. Retail and foodservice sales of sandwiches continue to grow as the need for quick “grab & go” sandwiches and out-of-home eating increases. To meet this demand, it is necessary to prepare sandwiches in advance for refrigerators or vending machines. At the cool temperatures required to keep fillings from spoiling, bread typically stales very quickly. Caravan Ingredients' Fridge Soft overcomes this challenge with its unique enzyme technology.
With Fridge Soft, waste can be reduced and disappointed customers become a thing of the past. When used at 2 percent, this powdered blend ensures soft, delicious bread and rolls. Challenges of flavor degradation, firmness and staling in extreme conditions, such as refrigeration and frozen storage are overcome. Fridge Soft is the next generation of extended shelf life products. The flavor of bread actually improves over its shelf life while maintaining softness and resilience. Refrigerated products remain fresh for more than 45 days. This breakthrough was made possible by Caravan Ingredients' partnership approach with suppliers, including Novozymes.
Fridge Soft supports Caravan Ingredients' vision to define the eating preferences of U.S. consumers; no longer should stale sandwiches be accepted from a grab & go store; no longer does flavor and texture need to be compromised for speed and convenience. This truly is the next generation of extended shelf life products.
Bread that will stay fresh in a refrigerator for months also can help with peaks and drops in demand.