Imagine the convenience and health benefits of adding just the right amount of a food product to your daily snacks and meals. No mess, no waste — just pure, delicious food.

It can be possible with food products in bag-on-valve packaging.

The driving force behind this more recent innovation has been the demand for convenient, safe and environmentally friendly packaging that keeps the product fresh longer without sacrificing taste or presentation. Add to this the growth of busy, urban lifestyles, cooking for one, health consciousness, and minimizing time and waste — it’s no surprise that bag-on-valve packaging has become more interesting for developers and marketers in the food and beverage industries.

Food and beverage products suitable for bag-on-valve packaging

With this in mind, we’ve seen more companies take on the development and testing of food and beverage products in BOV. The product options continue to expand into new, and one might even say, unexpected territory. What started with oils has emerged into a pantry full of goods, including:

  • Edible oils — it is possible to create sprayable oils with any additives
  • Salad dressings
  • Concentrated coffee to make ice coffee or lattes – just add cold or hot milk
  • Pancake batter
  • And why not a good wine…

Our personal favourite is wine. With bag-on-valve you can hopefully soon pour a glass of a nice Australian Shiraz wine without exposing the remaining wine to light or oxygen. This helps to maintain the quality of the wine, even if it’s an “opened” bottle. With the new transparent PET-aerosol cans and also a transparent bag inside you can also see through both the can and the bag so you know how much wine is left. Wine in bag-on-valve isn’t on the market yet, but we are hoping to start producing samples in the near future.  Let me know if you want to be among the first to try…

Benefits of using bag-on-valve packaging

The primary benefit of food and beverages in bag-on-valve is the freshness and purity. The product itself is separated from the propellant and protected from light and air. This ensures integrity of the product and helps keep food fresher and tastier longer. The packaging also offers the following benefits:

  • Precise, efficient usage – spray where the product is needed.
  • Less waste and mess – use only what you need.
  • Convenient, practical and even a little bit fun to use.
  • Environmentally friendly – fully recyclable.

What foods and beverages would you like to try in bag-on-valve?

The possibilities are almost endless for product development using this packaging technology. Is there a food or beverage you’d like to try innovating in BOV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, send via email or join us on Twitter.