Expanded Cereal Shapes
Kerry Clean-Label Cereal Pieces add Flavor and Texture
Kerry’s expanded cereal pieces product group includes a novel collection of crisps, cereal flakes, formed cereal, cookie pieces and snack bases. With our breadth of technologies we can create uniquely flavored pieces that are cost-effective, have added nutritional benefits and perform specific functional roles in your product. Plus, we specialize in natural and organic formulations, offering clean label products for your cereal, bar or snack blend.
We invite you to collaborate with us in our fully equipped pilot plant and application labs and take advantage of our market research. Kerry can meet the demands of the customer with its knowledge of dealing with the latest trends in extrusion. High protein crisps and high fiber crisps are just a few of the most recent product types Kerry has mastered. We can help you target the weight management and heart health segments or provide you with a variety of options to meet all your target needs. Expanded Cereal Shapes can be made from grains, vegetables (such as carrots or squash), soy, or whey.
We can provide a fully finished product, semi-finished product, or even ground product for further processing. We can produce product sizes from one-sixteenth of an inch to one inch and three quarters. Textures can range from easily dissolved and friable to dense and grainy products that give a distinct bite or crunch.
Our Product Offerings Include:
- Cereal Crisps
- Cereal Flakes
- Formed Cereal & Cookie Pieces
Crisps are ideal components to your blended cereals and bars, providing textural dimension, unique visuals and custom flavor. Kerry’s complementary technologies can add sweet or savory coatings and flavorings and clean-tasting soy protein. Crisp products can be formulated to assist in meeting protein and fiber goals to target specific health needs. In addition to the familiar rice and soy crisps, Kerry can also produce corn, wheat, whey, oat, amaranth and even vegetable crisps.
Kerry cookie pieces are useful inclusions because they are sturdier than broken cookies or chopped pieces. Formed cookie pieces maintain piece identity in bar processing and cereal blending and provide excellent bursts of texture and flavor in ice cream, shake and yogurt applications. With our flavors, sweet coatings and fruit powders and crystals, we are able to provide unique, memorable flavor profiles.
Snacks as variable as rice cakes, cheese puffs and toddler munchies are all within the capabilities of the Kerry team. From crunchy to light and crisp, we are experts at developing specific textures to meet your needs. We can even create ultra low-density puffs for melt-in-your-mouth, child-friendly applications. Depending on your needs, we can provide fully finished products or components you can easily integrate into your product production.