University : University of the Aegean
Category: Bread and pastry
Short description: O-live are eco breadsticks with olive flour and 5 different fillings of 100% Greek fruits & veggies.
O-live is a breadstick with filling which is included in the ready-to-eat snack category. O-live has a dual meaning and its spelling emphasizes the word “live”. It is an innovative breadstick snack suitable for any time throughout the day. It comes in five different filling flavors, in order to satisfy different tasty delights. Nutritionally, our product is a complete snack, having all the necessary macronutrients. It is a source of fiber and protein, due to the selected flours and the fortification with wheat protein, respectively. O-live is unique in its category due to its technological design (‘wrap around’ rather than a simple linear breadstick) and production process, which allow the breadstick to contain the filling. The formulation of the dough and the fillings are meticulously developed with targeted selected ingredients in order to fulfill the designed claims (such as nutritional claims) and a selection of Greek origin fruits, vegetables, tahini, and pumpkin seeds paste. Moreover, O-live contains lyophilized Greek yoghurt instead of a spray-dried one, in order to preserve the characteristic yoghurt taste. The innovation of the product is enhanced by the presence of the olive seed/pomace flour, which is a by-product of the olive oil industry. The exploitation of a by-product with an approximation of 200.000 tons production only in Greece reflects the ecological profile of the product, which is highly enhanced by the all-paper, compostable packaging.