Converting my home recipes into 'formulas' for large-scale manufacturing was a challenging process. Here's how we kept the whole-ingredients and kept-out the artificial stuff.
In early April 2017 I received the very first samples from the producer. As I left their parking lot with 8 lbs of Lasagna and Enchilada filling in a Colman Cooler on the front-seat, I began to worry.
A few months earlier I had given the copacker my homemade recipes. As I would learn, converting those recipes for a huge 1150-lb kettle would be a process.
I'm not a food scientist. How was I supposed to taste them and provide technical feedback? I don't have a laboratory or focus groups. Cooking in my home kitchen and serving friends and family was how I created the recipes in the first place. I was feeling overwhelmed. Since my homemade approach worked initially, I realized it could work now too.
So I invite Kickstarter backers over for a party! Luckily, around 2 dozen backers were happy to oblige. They sampled different recipes and completed questionnaires. After 3 tasting parties, the producer's batch rated higher than my own homemade version!
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