CREATING A VALUE ADDED PRODUCT

December 19, 2022

CREATING A VALUE ADDED PRODUCT

"Value-addition takes place when enhancement is added to a product or service by a company before the product is offered to customers. In the case of bee products, they can be considered value-added if the original raw product, such as honey or beeswax, is somehow modified, changed or enhanced to increase in value." Internet source

It was 2010 and, we started our herd of Nubian Dairy Goats, shortly after - we had more delicious creamy goat's milk than we knew what to do with. This is where the thought of creating a "value added product" came into mind. What could I do with that milk - what kind of product could I create for consumers - with the milk? Initially, I thought of making goat's milk fudge. i love fudge and goat's milk fudge is 'to-die-for'. 

And, then I remembered the little French confectionery in St. Jean de Luz and their very addicting soft, buttery and creamy sea salt caramels. (That France experience is another story.)

I set out to learn and research all I could on tips to making caramels. It short order I dived in - using the best goat's milk ever (value added) giving myself 19 failures. For some reason, that felt right - keep trying and for sure I'd accomplish a soft, buttery, creamy caramel - and I did it - on the 6th try.