Extruded Protein Crisps

Plant and Dairy-Based Extrusion Technology

Balchem® offers Z-CrispsTM protein crisps and Z-TexxTM texturized protein to provide a variety of extruded protein solutions.

Balchem’s Z-Crisps® and Z-Texx® are made with a variety of plant and dairy-based proteins.

Crisps with small dimensions can be used as-is, or to boost protein and texture. Our snack and larger forms can be used as a ready to flavor, turnkey protein-centric product.

Z-CrispTM Capabilities

Candy bars are often full of gooey caramel, crunchy filling, nougat, nuts, or all the above! Even though a candy bar isn’t a health food, it doesn’t mean you can’t add more protein with Z-CrispsTM.

These protein crisps have a variety of possible applications such as a topping for ice cream or yogurt, an inclusion within snack and candy bars, and many other applications. Also, the crispiness can enhance mouthfeel and provide an even more exciting texture for the consumer!

Protein-enriched Candy Bars

Z-CrispsTM can be used to add dairy or plant-based protein to candy bars. Some of the protein types available are:

  • Whey
  • Pea
  • Cocoa Flavored Whey
  • Cocoa Flavored Pea
  • Pea & Brown Rice

Candy bar and other snack manufacturers can then choose their optimal product size, protein source, and protein flavor.

Protein Crisp Solutions Made Simple

Create something wonderful with our portfolio of convenient, customizable, and innovative solutions for a variety of applications.

Some offerings include, but are not limited to:

  • Crisps
  • Shreds
  • Snacks: O’s, Zippers, & Wavy Base

These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.