Reviewing several different articles offering their expert predictions for the food trends of 2023, you can’t help but notice they differ, some significantly. However, there are a few trend predictions on almost every list:
- Clean Label foods and ingredients
- Comfort/Nostalgic Favorites
- Pick-up and delivery orders are still on the rise
What does this have to do with Panko? Everything! But only If your Panko of choice is Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko.
Clean Label Foods and Ingredients
Most breadings and coatings do not meet “clean label” standards. Many (if not most) commercial brands of breading used for frying, top coating, and as mix-ins are chocked-full of additives, dyes, and preservatives and are not Non-GMO.
Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Japanese Panko has always been a “clean label ” product, using a simple list of ingredients without dough enhancers, dyes, or artificial flavors, and is 100% Non-GMO, Kosher, and Halal Certified. Best of all, it can be used in place of standard breadcrumbs in any application.
Comfort Foods (are better with Panko!)
From fried chicken sandwiches to macaroni and cheese, our Authentic Panko is a “must-have” replacement for standard breadcrumbs. The golden crispiness of our Authentic Panko is an easy way to add the “WOW” factor to any dish by giving it a light crispy texture that makes comfort foods so deliciously satisfying.
Pick-up and delivery orders
Keeping crispy foods crispy for take-out and delivery orders can be a problem. If customers order a menu item that should be crispy, that’s what they want. Standard breadings don’t hold up well to the time it takes for delivery. But our Authentic Japanese Panko will!
Upper Crust Enterprises strictly adheres to the traditional baking and drying process that has been handed down for generations. Tiny little air pockets are baked into each little crumb. The air pockets hold hot oil into the crumb during frying and then allow the hot oil to drain out when removed from the fryer, creating a crispy texture without an overly “oily/greasy” taste.
These unique characteristics allows our Authentic Panko to stay crisp longer and hold up to hot oil better than standard food service brands.
Exclusively for Professional Chef and Food Distributors
We invite you (Professional Chefs, Restaurants, and food distributors only) to try Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Panko – FREE.
Experience firsthand the difference an Authentic Japanese Panko will have on your menu items.
We guarantee our Authentic Panko will:
- Taste lighter and crispy.
- Have a delicate crispy texture that stays crispy longer.
- Provides a better yield than standard Panko.
- Deliver a better plate presentation making coating items look bigger but not taste-bready.
Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Panko breadcrumbs are available exclusively to Professional Chefs, Restaurants (large or small), and Food Distributors.
Our Authentic Panko products are certified Non-GMO vegan/vegetarian, Kosher, and Halal.
The key benefits that make our Panko a better choice than standard breadcrumbs are:
- Crispier texture– holds up better to sauce and is excellent for take-out.
- No bready flavor– Panko breadcrumbs are flavor neutral, so you taste the spices and the food without a dense bready flavor.
- Bigger and better plate presentation– Panko has a flaky sliver shape, providing a better look and making coated items look bigger.
- Less Oily– Panko releases oil, so your coated items are not oily or soggy but light and crispy.
- Cleaner ingredient declaration– most breadcrumbs have a long list of chemicals and dough conditioners. Our Panko has a short list of ingredients with no preservatives or dough conditioners.
Replace your standard breadcrumbs with Upper Crust Enterprises Authentic Panko, risk-free. We are so confident you and your customers will love the change that we provide a 100% guarantee. Our Authentic Panko will perform better and create a taste and texture combination that will impress even the most discerning customers.