In 2012, a company calling itself Flapjacked began through multiple experiments with high-protein, dry pancake and muffin mixes. The experiments were done by parents Jenn and Dave Bacon in order to find more creative ways to feed their autistic son, Jace. Since Jace would only eat about five or six different foods, Jenn tried to find a way to help his physical growth by adding protein to pancake mixes.
Since the inception of Flapjacked, Jenn and Dave have expanded into muffin mixes through their Mighty Muffin line of microwaveable products that come in a variety of flavors, all with 20 grams of protein. Flapjacked products are also sold in more than 10,000 retail outlets including conventional grocery stores, natural food stores, and vitamin and supplement shops.
Of course, one of the most difficult steps in the process of creating the pancake mix was discovering the best ingredients to use in order to create a product that tastes great, even after the baking process is finished. Tasty dry mixes require special attention to ingredients and, in the case of Flapjacked, more than 40+ proteins were experimented with in order to find the one that had both the best taste and texture for the muffin and pancake mixes.
The benefits of dry mixing are relatively evident: the mixes are shelf-stable longer, the processing and manufacturing is cheaper, and less nutritional content is lost due to further processing. The mixes can also be stored for later use in the event that an entire package or container is not used in one sitting. For families that are particularly active or have busy lifestyles, dry mixes can be a great help for everyone: once they’ve been made, they can very easily turn into a quick breakfast or snack for any on-the-go need. If you’re looking for a viable, dry-mix option, especially for items like health shakes or baking mixes with high-protein content, PACA Foods has a considerable amount of experience in working with all types of protein based products.. If you’re interested in seeing all of our available products and manufacturing capabilities, please follow this link for more information.
Source: Why Consumers are Flipping for Flapjacked, Food Business News