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18th July 2023  Content supplied by: Perfect Day Inc

Introducing the First-Ever Hybrid Protein Powder

Unico Nutrition has partnered with precision fermentation innovator Perfect Day to reimagine its iconic Apollo protein powder producing Apollo II: the first-ever hybrid protein powder.

Following an intensive collaboration focused on innovation and progressive problem solving, the brand-new product combines sustainable whey made from fermentation with grass-fed, animal-based protein for a kinder, greener formula that boosts performance. Unico Nutrition is both the first in the industry and the world to create a hybrid product that combines traditional dairy with Perfect Day’s innovative animal-free whey protein.

Perfect Day is the pioneer of protein produced with precision fermentation, a process that uses microflora to produce proteins the same as those found in dairy products. Offering an advanced, sustainable alternative without compromising taste, texture, or nutritional value, Perfect Day’s precision fermentation process reduces water consumption by up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions by up to 97%, and energy use by up to 60% compared to traditional production methods.

We chose to include Perfect Day’s ingredient in our flagship protein line because we believe that we have a responsibility to our customers and to our planet to be as ecologically efficient as we can – our goal is to consume the least amount of resources as possible in the production of our product, while still retaining its quality,” said Lance Herrington, Unico.

In partnering with Perfect Day, not only have we significantly reduced the carbon footprint of our manufacturing process, but we have also improved our product performance when it comes to macros and flavor.”

With a brand-new enzyme system, the superior formulation includes grass-fed milk protein, whey from fermentation, and egg white for an ethically-created alternative that builds lean muscle more effectively than whey alone. Optimized for diet and weight loss, cross-flow filtration removes all excess fats, sugars, and carbohydrates to keep you full for 6-8 hours, while added protease enzymes aid in digestion to eliminate bloating and discomfort.

Created with the goal of reducing Unico’s carbon footprint and preserving resources, Apollo II also features fresh packaging in an updated product size using 7.5x less plastic. Swapping traditional plastic tubs for food-grade, resealable, stand-up recycled Met-PET pouches, the revised format reduces overall manufacturing resource consumption by 20%.

This first-of-its-kind hybrid product, combining the best of traditional dairy and our dairy from fermentation, marks an exciting new chapter in how we are extending our kinder, greener impact. Unico’s Apollo II brings to life what’s possible when you are deeply committed to collaboration,” said Paul Vraciu, Head of Commercial, Perfect Day. “We’re thrilled that we continue to find new ways to empower our B2B partners to meet the demands of their consumers without compromise.”

Known for its signature, delicious taste, and velvety smooth texture with no chalkiness, Apollo II will be sold in 6 of the brand’s best-selling flavors: vanilla, chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, birthday cake, strawberry, and banana.



Date Published: 18th July 2023

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