Bringing an Externally Developed Bar Formula In-House

This development package is ideal for any entrepreneur/company that has already worked to develop their own brand of nutrition bars, and already has an original recipe and brand concept, but would like to move their bar production into our facility. This is often helpful for companies looking to 'scale up' and begin selling their bars online and in large retail stores. It is also the correct option for any company that is simply looking to change from their existing manufacturer/co-packer. This price includes the full process for bringing one custom recipe (for one flavor) in-house, including in-house formula testing nad analysis (details below), and full FDA compliance review (and revisions) for all custom packaging.

First, you'll work with our R&D team to make any necessary alterations to your bar formula in order to ensure that it will in our facility. This often involves some recipe reformulation in order to make it possible for your bars to run on our large scale equipment.

You will receive up to 3 boxes of prototype bars to arrive at your perfect formula (there are always some changes when moving from one facility to another). Every prototype comes with a complete database nutritional analysis, organoleptic testing and water activity testing to ensure a stable shelf life. Please note that we exclusively utilize extrusion bar-making processes in our facility and never use any heat or refrigeration treatments during production.

Then, after your professional formulation is complete, you'll work with our FDA compliance team to finalize your customized packaging for your bars and display boxes to ensure adherence to food regulations.

*Please note that this price includes one hour of work from our FDA compliance team and up to three rounds of prototype boxes of bars made in our innovation kitchen, and that no refunds are available after work begins. Additional hours of design work are always available on an hourly basis, and additional prototype boxes of bars are available for $85 each. In addition, this price includes utilizing any ingredients on our master ingredient list. A fee applies for us to source ingredients not on this list. All bars we produce are covered by our product liability insurance.


$ 1,950.00

Professionalizing an Amateur Nutrition Bar Brand

This development package is ideal for any entrepreneur who has already worked to develop their own brand of nutrition bars, and already has an original recipe and brand concept, but would like to professionalize their recipe in order to 'scale up' and begin selling their bars online and in large retail stores. This price includes full professionalization of one custom recipe (for one flavor), and FDA compliance approval for custom package and custom display box.

First, you'll work with our R&D team to transform your bar from an at-home recipe to a professional ready-to-market formula.

You will receive up to 2 boxes of prototype bars to arrive at your perfect formula (there are always some changes when moving from a home kitchen to a professional commercial kitchen). Every prototype will come with a complete nutritional analysis and a water activity test to ensure a stable shelf life. Please note that we exclusively utilize raw bar-making processes in our facility and never use any heat treatments during production.

Then, after your professional formulation is complete, you'll work with our graphic designers, who are all experts in FDA-compliant packaging, to finalize your own customized packaging for your bars and display boxes.

*Please note that this price includes three hours of work from our FDA compliance-trained design team and up to two rounds of prototype boxes of bars, and that no refunds are available after work begins. Additional hours of design work are always available on an hourly basis, and additional prototype boxes of bars are available for $85 each. This price includes digital (but not physical) proofs of your designs. In addition, this price includes utilizing any ingredients on our master ingredient list. A fee applies for us to source ingredients not on this list. All bars we produce are covered by our product liability insurance.


$ 1,950.00

Special Ingredient Sourcing and Integration Fee

This is the payment required in order for YouBar to source any ingredient for your bars that is not on our "Master Ingredient Sheet." This cost covers the sourcing of one special ingredient, and all the necessary FDA compliance paperwork required in order to introduce this new ingredient into our kitchen.

This sourcing fee still applies even if you locate the source of the custom ingredients yourself as it covers our extensive in-house FDA compliance checks on new ingredients being introduced into our kitchen. And it still applies even for the first test run of the bars because we have to bring it into our kitchen in order to make that test run of bars.

As soon as we've sourced the ingredient for you then it will be available for you to use in any of your future bars and/or bar recipes at any time with no charge again, except to pay for the ingredient itself. Increased minimum orders may apply to products with special ingredients due to minimum orders required by the ingredient supplier.  The sourcing fee is a single time charge, and will never re-occur (unless the supplier stops supplying the ingredient -- which is very rare).

Please note that if our research team finds that the ingredient requested does not meet our Quality Assurance team's requirements for inclusion in our food products, then we will not be able to source the ingredient for you, and no refund will be available on this fee. 

 


$ 500.00

Two new flavors: R&D Invoice for Lithic Cricket Protein Bars

This price includes full R&D for bringing two of Lithic's current protein bars in-house, and revising the recipes to increase shelf life to 6 months and provide options for reducing sugar dramatically (if desired). This price also includes up to 3 boxes of prototype bars per flavor, and full nutritional database analysis and standard in-house testing for each box.

*Please note that this price also includes one hour of work from our FDA compliance-trained design team to finalize professional packaging, and up to three rounds of prototype boxes of bars, and that no refunds are available after work begins. Additional hours of design work are always available on an hourly basis, and additional prototype boxes of bars are available for $85 each. In addition, this price includes utilizing any ingredients on our master ingredient list. A fee applies for us to source ingredients not on this list.  As we already have your cricket protein due to your first flavor, then (of course) no fee will apply for your cricket protein. If applicable, details of this process are here.

All bars we produce are covered by our product liability insurance.


$ 1,800.00