Stars and Honey, a dynamic start-up brand, embarked on a mission to revolutionize snacking by introducing collagen-infused bars that nurture inner beauty. The journey began with a contract manufacturer, but the initial outcomes were far from satisfactory. The quality fell short, dampening the brand’s aspirations. They turned to us for a solution that would not only align with their vision of captivating mainstream candy bars but also effectively delivering protein, collagen, and better-for-you nutrition. The challenge extended further: crafting a product of superior quality and maintaining critical attributes that the previous co-manufacturer couldn’t achieve, all while ensuring economical production at more modest minimum order quantities.