FITCHBURG, WIS. — Glanbia Nutritionals plans to launch BarPro 585, a new whipping protein designed to enhance the texture of nougat-style bars, at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and food expo June 25-28 in Las Vegas. High protein chocolate bite prototypes at Glanbia’s booth No. 1241 will feature the whipping protein.

“BarPro 585 is an important step in bar ingredient innovation as texture is such a key element in consumer satisfaction,” said Linda Wilson, business development manager for bars for Fitchburg-based Glanbia Nutritionals. ”Manufacturers have often faced challenges in effectively creating a nougat texture in such applications, and this ingredient is the first to succeed. We see bars remaining a particularly popular format for consumers as they are convenient and offer proven nutritional benefits.”