Last night three teams were awarded prizes in Kansas City at the American Dairy Science Association joint annual meeting. Congratulations to all!
- First place and a $8,000 cash prize went to Ohio State University’s team for Trifle Au Lait
- Second place and $5,000 went to North Carolina State University’s team for Nostima
- Third place and $3,000 went to Iowa State Universityfor Oodlebar
The competition is a learning opportunity where students work in teams and troubleshoot problems as they arise. They faced obstacles similar to what they would as employees of a food company—all while getting better-acquainted with dairy’s properties.
“We encountered our biggest challenge early on,” said Carmen Au of Iowa State University when her team made Oodlebar. “We had trouble balancing the dairy ingredients in a way that would create a high-protein ice cream with desirable taste and texture. By studying the ingredients in-depth and continually improving the formula, we were able to understand how the ingredients worked together, and we were able to produce a great ice cream bar.”
Students also had the chance to integrate their work on product formulation with packaging, pricing, and marketing to create a product that would meet consumer needs in the marketplace.