Baked Snack Foods

Maintain texture and quality

The snack food solution. Baked snack foods need a six-month shelf life on average. Maintaining texture and quality for so long requires a deep understanding of moisture and water activity. We can help.

Market insights

Market insights3 min read

Water activity in snack foods

Market insight

Many snack foods are famous for their texture, which is determined by water activity – not moisture content. Learn how to maximize shelf life and perfect flavor and texture.

Market insights3 min read

Water activity for monitoring the quality of dried distillers grain

Water activity for monitoring the quality of dried distillers grain

Ethanol producers can boost efficiency, save money, and ensure the quality of their product by using water activity.

Consistency is key.  Precise AQUALAB readings make all the difference. Accurate water activity measurements help prevent microbial growth and keep quality consistent.

Customer Stories2 min read

Bakeworks Trailnuggets
Simple, honest nutrition for adventures.

Bakeworks Trailnuggets

Bakeworks uses water activity as a primary metric to keep their products simple, honest and delicious. This is their story.

Fast, accurate, safe. AQUALAB instruments lead the industry in water activity and moisture content measurement, helping keep your batches safe, your shipments running and your production at top performance.

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Safe predictions. Water activity measurements can tell you precisely when microbes could begin to grow in your product. Controlling water activity can prevent microbial growth entirely.

Expertise library2 min read

Use water activity to get—and maintain—the right texture

Use water activity to get—and maintain—the right texture

Crunchy candy, chewy confectionery, crispy chips and snack foods – without the right texture, food loses its appeal. Water activity can help you nail the perfect texture consistency.

Expertise library3 min read

How to predict moisture migration with water activity

How to predict moisture migration with water activity

Water activity, not water content, predicts how water will migrate. Knowing your ingredients’ aW levels can help you determine how to process, formulate and package.

Upgrade to AQUALAB. AQUALAB devices put key water activity insights at your fingertips. They're designed, tested, and proven to improve overall safety, consistency and profit.

Products

AQUALAB 3

Lightning-fast total moisture analysis to tighten process control and boost quality. Combine moisture content and water activity in one device.

  • MC + aw in one
  • Results in 60 seconds
  • For the lab or the line
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AQUALAB 4TE

Fast. Precise. Reliable. Meet the renowned instrument that brought water activity (aw) to the business world.

  • aw in <5 min.
  • Highly compliant + compatible
  • Secure data storage
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Learn, apply, grow. Discover everything you need to know about optimizing snack food aw and MC in our Knowledge Base.

Education guides

Education guides20 min read

The food manufacturer’s complete guide to water activity

Education Guide

For a cheap ingredient, water can cause a lot of expensive problems in the food industry. The best way to understand water in your product is by learning about water activity (aw).

Education guides4 min read

The food manufacturer’s complete guide to shelf life

Education guide

Quality, safety, stability, microbial growth and more – water activity affects so many facets of shelf life. We've assembled everything you need to know about how to make the most of it.