R&D INNOVATION

Fix a product or start from scratch. The R&D team of United Citrus is dedicated to developing the best possible economically feasible cocktail and beverage products to meet the various needs of our customers.

Combining creativity with sound food science and years of experience, our researchers stay current with the latest trends, new ingredients and processing and packaging techniques. We actively participate in such industry organizations as the Institute of Food Technologists and the Research Chefs Association.

Our team can develop new beverage products from concept to package, match existing products in the same or different form, develop low calorie or sugar-free versions of products, source alternative ingredients for existing products and address any other product development needs required.

From cocktail mixes and rimmers, to frozen beverages and energy drinks, we stand ready to help grow your business in the most cost-effective way.

CONTRACT  PACKAGING

United Citrus provides contract packaging in both dry blended and liquid forms. Our flexibility in packaging and blending allows us to package single ingredients or to blend ingredients prior to packaging, with our formulas or yours.

We can also help source ingredients for your particular needs, including new products, alternate sourcing or cost reduction.

Dry packaging lines, including the addition of stick packs, can accommodate products from 1 ounce to 100 lbs. Liquid beverage concentrates can be produced and packaged in Bag-In-Box packaging or drums for shipment to bottlers. Ready to use beverage mixes or syrups are packed in 1 liter bottles.

CONSULTATION

The R&D staff of United Citrus provides product development consultation services to existing and new accounts as the needs arise.  Services include:

  • development of new products from concept to production
  • cost reduction
  • identification of new flavor concepts and ingredients to meet operational needs
  • sensory evaluation for research guidance
  • conversion of product forms from dry to liquid concentrates or ready-to-use forms and vice versa
  • recipe development