Andina Ingham has over 20 years of experience in running its successful plant-based ingredients business in the UK. Recognised experts in their field, they pride themselves on creating the best taste and texture, supported by exclusive partnerships, to supply UK manufacturers with semi-finished and finished products.
Plant-based ‘alternatives’ to meat, fish and dairy products are difficult to get right. So, they also drive ideas, offer inspiration and provide advice to help British food manufacturers create the best plant-based food possible.
But the in-house team had always had a passion and ambition to create its own products too. So, with increasing global awareness on sustainability, environment and animal welfare alongside a growing personal health and wellbeing movement for more plant-based diets, the time felt right. And active development of meat-alternative prototypes and test and trial samples of finished products had led to some excellent results.
Samples of a plant-based burger at the Food Matters Live Expo had caused queues and even raised comments from some that it ‘tasted a little too like meat’.
It gave the team the confidence they needed that they had a real-meat alternative product. The team recognised that they had taken the project as far as they could. They needed outside help to help them shift from concept to commercial reality and how best to create a new business and sub-brand to take them to the next stage. They had more questions than answers, so approached Flintlock for help.