I want to explain to you how to start custard powder production from yellow to white custards respectively. The process is simple and you are going to learn exactly how to do it on your own, so, read this article to the end.
Most food and beverage production companies all started small to get to where they are today, you too can do the same on self determination by starting your own custard powder production no matter how small. Custard is the mixture of edible corn starch and other concentrated nutrients or the combination of corn flour egg yolk, milk, vanilla flavours, Vitamins, glucose and tatrazine to form paste.
Custard powder can be said to be a treated form of pap. The truth is that corn used in producing pap is also used for custard powder production. However, custard is more nutritious than pap simply because nutrients are added. Custard is 100% made up of powdered edible corn starch .The edible corn starch. (Use also for pharmaceutical products or whitish drugs) is produced mainly from Holland, China and India. Others includes flavours. e.g Banana, Vanilla Strawberry, Evaporated milk, Condense Milk Flavours, powdered milk, egg yolk, tetrazine/yellow colour glucose, concentrated nutrients, vitamin C, sodium benzoate (The preservative ), sweetener, Aspatin.
The Costumers For Your Custard Powder Production
There are no limits to the number of consumers of this food product. The health properties contained in custard make it a must in every home. But majority, we have the following group of consumers.
CHILDREN: Custard is a very good meal for children of all categories it is a alight meal for breakfast and dinner. Custard comes in various flavours and children enjoy it more when taken with milk.
STUDENT: Custard is packaged in such away that student in boarding schools can take it with them to the boarding house.
PREGNANT WOMEN: Because of the concentrated nutrients present in custard, it become more preferable for pregnant women than pap that has no much nutrients in it.
NURSING MOTHER: Custard is highly recommended for breast feeding mothers in order to enhance growth in their babies.
ROAD - SIDE BEVERAGES SELLERS: They are also preparing custard and sell to commuters in the morning as they go to work .And also going to work at night.
RELIGIOUS FAITHFULS: In Nigeria, we have season when the two major religions engage in abstinence from food custard is often in demand at such times as a meal taken to refresh the body before the consumption of heavy food on daily basis.
Startup Capital For Custard Powder Production
Because of production materials that have gone high. However for every one with a passion for business he or she can start with as low as N40,000.00 (FOURTY THOUSAND NAIRA ONLY). This amount conveniently covers all the necessary materials needed to startup. Most of the materials are sold in measurement. Therefore, the quantity intended can be produced simply by buying the required measurement.
What You Need To Start Custard Powder Production
MIXING TANK - This is needed for mixing your edible corn starch. You are good to go with the biggest or largest plastic drum in the market. However, it is preferable to use aluminum tank, although its expensive.
SMALLER PLASTIC - This is needed for premixing process. Here, you mix your liquid ingredients such as Vitamin, Flavours with a little bit of starch before pouring into the big mixing plastic drum.
A SEALLER - Used for sealing your nylon packaged custard.
INTRODUCTION OF RAW MATERIALS
These are the raw materials to be used in the custard powder production.
Edible corn starch or corn flour
Vanilla flavour, condensed milk flavour
Vitamin C powder
Egg Yolk (The yellowish portion of the egg)
Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
To Produce A Bucket Of Yellow Custard
STEP 1. Open your 25kg bag of edible cornstarch, measure 1kg of corn starch from the bag, then pour little quality into small clean white basin or container for premixing. In this small white basin or clean plastic container is where you mix quantity of your corn flour , then break two eggs , put the yolk inside and mix well to blend with the corn flour, add tetrazine (use the leg of spoon to measure it) and pour it inside, also add vanilla and condensed milk flavours (one full spoon each) , one spoon of glucose, one tea spoon of vitamin C powder, add sodium Benzoate (use the leg of spoon to measure it.
Then wear your white hand gloves and start to mix, make sure corn flour and other raw materials blend together properly to avoid some particles inside. Please note that if well mixed the production will come out fine in
STEP 2. So in this premixing, make sure everything blends together in the step 1 because this is where the production formula is based.
SPEP 3. Then pour the remaining corn flour into the bigger basin or clean plastic container. Once your premixing is okay, go ahead and pour the premixing contents into the big plastic container and mix all together. Make sure there are no pallets in the content, you are done in 25minutes. After you have finish mixing, then you begin the process of packaging and brand it in your own way.
Note: This formula is for one bucket production only; you can follow these formula to produce as many quantities you want to produce . In this production it required hygienic environment and you must look clean and neat while producing it.
To Produce A Bucket Of White Custard Powder
i.e. 3 in 1 custard corn flour + Milk + Sweetener. These are the raw materials:-
1. Edible corn starch or corn flour
Banana, Condensed milk flavours
Whole powder Milk
Vitamin C powder
Grinding Sugar or Aspatin sweetener
Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)
STEP 1. Open your 25kg bag of edible cornstarch, measure 1kg of corn starch from the bag, then pour little quality into small clean basin or clean plastic container for premixing. In this clean container is where you mix quantity of your corn flour , measure vanilla and condense milk flavours one full spoon each and pour inside the clean container, one spoonful of Glucose, one tea spoon of vitamin C powder, add 300g of whole powder milk, add three spoonful of grinding sugar, add sodium Benzoate (the preservative) use the leg of spoon to measure small and pour inside, before mixing, remember to wear your white hand gloves and start to mix, make sure corn flour and other raw materials blend together very well to avoid some particles inside.
Please note that if you mix it well your production will look very smooth, but if not it will not look smooth. So in this premixing, make sure everything blends together in this step 1 because this is where the production formula based. Also raw materials you can get them in the market by measurement according to the quantity you want to produce, just cultivate a relation with the dealer to avoid fake materials.
SPEP 2. Then pour the remaining corn flour into the bigger basin or clean plastic container. Once your premixing is okay, go are head and pour the premixing contents into the big plastic container and mix all together. Make sure there are no pallets in the content, you are done in 25minutes. After you have finish mixing, then you begin the process of packaging and brand it in your own way.
Note: This formula is for one bucket production only; you can follow these formulae to produce as many quantities you want to produce.
You Need A Production Table
CUSTARD NYLON: You need nylon (similar to that of pure water) for your custard packaging.
BIG SPOONS: You need a strong stainless spoon to use in all states of stirring.
PRODUCTION APRON: Like you see bakers do you need to have your production apron.
MIXING MACHINE: This is a machine you require as your production process expends but for a cottage producer you can start manually with spoons for mixing. Others include the edible corn starch, flavouring and the concentrated vitamin such as vitamin C. It is rather unfortunate that a large percentage of custard seen around in the market lacks these vitamins as part of their production constituents they contain just the corn starch and flavouring.
Where To Start From
There's nothing stopping anyone to start from his or her backyard .The most important caution which the regulatory authorities are concerned about is the hygienic of your environment. Remember that you are dealing with what people are going to eat or take it in. Still, if you can get a production space outside of your place of resident, you are good to carry on.
One of the major challenge you may face is getting NAFDAC Reg it took some people up to 1 year to get their product registered by NAFDAC,
Also the Market acceptance of New Products sometimes take time. The consumers want to see you over time, test your quality and see if you are here to stay before they will get comfortable with your product and brand, but if you have the patient and quality to match, you will conquer the market.
THE STATE OF CUSTARD PACKAGING: We have different types of custard package in the market today.
NYLON PACKAGING: This is very common, especially by roadside provisions dealers. It's known as sachet, just like your sachet pure water.
BUCKET PACKAGING: This is also very common in the market place, they come in yellow colour, easy to carry bucket with a red cover. You have them in both and small sizes. i.e. In 1kg, 2kg containers.
LUNCH BOX PACKAGING: This is also common. This type of packaging gives children the opportunity of turning the pack into lunch box, while attending schools.
REFILL PACK: Like you have your regular refill pack of powdered milk, so you have custard come in refill pack for family use. Though this pack is not so common.
Custard Powder Production Marketing Strategy
No matter the number of custard brands in the market, the market still accommodates as many that are willing to invest in the business. The most important thing is that you must get custard formulation rights. Remember, a good product sells itself. However, if you are starting out, one secret there in marketing strategy is to give out free samples especially to your neighbours.
If you belong to a religions body like a church or mosque, you can appeal to your leader to allow you do a small presentation of your product again, take free samples of your product to the local markets where you have top custard dealers. Establish a relationship with them and you see your custard brand flying. If possible, you could have some promotional items such as branded biros, exercise books e.t.c packaged along side each of your custard brand.
Profit Potential In Custard Powder Production
There is no doubt that is a profitable business. It has no respect for seasons. If you manage your business well, you are sure of raking in fortunes with custard production business. This is one business that, if well managed, guarantee to pay your bills and even put a roof over your head in no time. Always produce quality custard to your consumers
HOW TO SUCCEED IN CUSTARD PRODUCTION
Get your formulation right. If you must succeed in custard production business, you must make sure you get your formulation right; consumers will go more for the brands that have the right taste. Make sure you are also consistent.
GET KNOWLEDGE OF PRINTING:
Most custard product in sachets usually has their brand label faded out. This is due to poor printing. The implication is that if your product name cannot be easily identified in the market place, then you will lose your share of the market to your competitors
Your business cannot succeed. If you 'eat' all your profit .Always ploughs back if you want the business to grow. This is the winning secret that you can ever know as far as custard production is concerned.
Be creative: You can actually be creative with your brand of custard by churning out different flavours, banana, flavour and condensed milk plus strawberry flavour in one production. Or vanilla, evaporated milk and apple flavours. It depends on how you want to be known in the market place.