HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY
ECOTROPHELIA UNITED KINGDOM 2014 - Or/Gold ECOTROPHELIA EUROPE 2014 - Not awarded
The Gastronommies’ mission is to create an eco-innovative product centred on the cutting edge principles of molecular gastronomy. Using locally sourced ingredients from the county of Shropshire and frozen raspberries from British sources, the Beri Bar aims to provide a unique and novel snacking experience. Celebrity chefs such as Heston Blumenthal have heightened demand from consumers for innovative, flavoursome products, thus, leading to the development of a bar suitable for the ready-to-go foods market. The bar is comprised of an oat and blueberry flapjack cereal base, topped with raspberry spheres and a drizzle of dark chocolate. The raspberry spheres are created through reverse spherification, differentiating the bar from its competitors. When consumed, the spheres burst providing an instant release of punchy, vibrant raspberry flavour. The product aims to bring the use of reverse spherification into the mainstream for the everyday consumer. Environmental considerations for the product include the packaging which consists of layers of paper and plastic that are 100% compostable and the design adds to the visual effect of the Beri bar.