FAQ: Why Dry Blend?
It’s no big secret, but for the record we’d like it noted. We’re big fans of dry products. Not that there’s anything inherently wrong with liquid blends…it’s just at the end of the day, dry blends simply offer more advantages. That’s the plain truth. And, that’s why Kent Precision Foods Group chose to deal in dry blending and packing two decades ago—a decision that has increasingly proved to be a wise one, year after year.
Today, given the fragile state of the economy and the increasing focus on carbon footprints, dry blends make more sense than ever before. (Just take a look at the advantages below.) Especially when you consider the significant advancements in the quality and function of dry ingredients made in recent years. Everything a liquid can do, dry can now do better.
A Quality Advantage
If it’s been awhile since you’ve done a taste test between dry- and liquid-derived foods, you may be shocked to learn often there is no perceivable difference in quality. The frozen-beverage customers of a national QSR chain can attest to that (ask us for details). Consider that the dry blends of Kent Precision Foods Group also come with the assurance of consistent quality, and the advantage is clear.
An Economical Advantage
No doubt about it: dry blends save you money. It’s because they cost less to produce, ship and store than liquid alternatives. And, in some categories, they have a significantly longer shelf life than liquids, preventing costly product waste from expiration.
A Safe Advantage
The absence of water in dry products means they contain fewer microbes than many liquid products. This makes them safer for human consumption.
A Spacious Advantage
Dry blends are more easily stored than liquids. Their footprint is more compact, ensuring efficient use of space. In fact, in the area normally devoted to liquid storage, you can expect to store 2-3 times more dry blended product. Plus, dry blends store well at ambient temperatures, helping you free up valuable cooler space.
A Natural Advantage
Dry blends require less energy to produce, store and transport than their liquid counterparts. They also require less corrugated product packaging, which results in less landfill waste. Hands down, dry blends are more environmentally friendly than liquids. In the case of our soft serve products, for instance, our environmental impact as a dry manufacturer is three times less than that of a frozen or liquid manufacturer.