Blue Moose of Boulder, Colorado, is looking at taking its handcrafted salsas, hummus and other dips to the next level by expanding its product selection and modifying its packaging. As Blue Moose focuses on creating fresh, preservative-free dips, overhauling its packaging is essential to making sure its products are properly sealed to provide the freshest flavor. Blue Moose prides itself on creating dips that are local, all-natural and esoteric in flavor. Blue Moose is working to provide great dips for Boulder and the greater Denver area, giving the culinary-minded a superb local resource to utilize alongside their creations.
Hummus is being redefined
Recently the large hummus manufacturer Sabra Dipping Company filed a petition with the FDA to strengthen the definition of hummus within the United States. Sabra claims that the rise of popularity in hummus has many creators manipulating their ingredients and marketing products, as hummus that don’t fit the strict definition of the food. The company sites that creating mandatory regulations for labeling a product hummus will not only assuage consumer confusion by preventing companies from using ingredients not found in hummus, but also ensure all hummus is of a higher quality. However, some food pundits are questioning Sabra’s demands due to their own tendency to stray from traditional hummus. For companies like Blue Moose of Boulder, one of the main staples of hummus is all-natural ingredients. While major hummus manufacturers might struggle to redevelop their recipes to meet potentially new regulations, smaller businesses already focused on providing quality hummus will likely have no real problems. Learning the specifics of making hummus – and discovering what defines hummus – could be a benefit of taking courses through a Texas culinary arts program.
The importance of packaging
Packaging goes far beyond simply providing customer information and showing off a company logo. When it comes to food the aesthetics of the packaging are important, but the packaging must also be functional to keep food at its highest quality. Blue Moose modified its packaging specifically to improve the quality of its product. Packaging assures that foods are of high quality and remain fresh, in many ways serving as a shield to protect food while it travels or after it is unsealed. Different foods require varying types of packaging. For a company like Blue Moose, packaging advancements will provide a longer shelf life, considering its products don’t include preservatives. This allows Blue Moose’s dips to remain natural while holding up to the test of time without excess ingredients.