I have a question for you. My little sauce business is picking up and right now my recipe roughly makes 4 bottles per batch. I want to increase my batches, I’ve been experimenting with the amount of ingredients that is going into my batches to get a large output. But the taste isn’t exactly the same. Do you know of any company that will do a recipe conversion, and is reliable enough not to steal my recipe? Thanks for the help if you can.
–Shawn "Stumpy" Callahan, Swampscott Sauce Co.
Recipe extension for large batch amounts is an art that contract packers (co-packers) specialize in. Two very reliable co-packers are Sauce Crafters (888-477-2823) and Food Processors of New Mexico (505-881-4921). Of course, they want to pack the sauce for you, not just convert a recipe.
My webmaster/designer, Harald Zoschke, adds:
"There’s also a software program available, called NutraCoster, see www.sweetware.com
We purchased a copy a while ago for its abilities to calculate nutrition content of our recipes/formulas, and to print the nutrition labels ("Nutrition Facts").
But what this program does, too, is so-called recipe scaling, it prints production requirements for any size batch.
As the name implies, the program also calculates cost – one of the most important factors in making/selling a product."