Developing the Product Line
Sit down and get some recipes together and play around to determine the products. Think about how well the recipes will work when multiplied in large batches. Consider preparation will not be done in a home kitchen, due to legal regulations. Don't share all the products at once, focus on launching a few at a time to not only judge response and save money, but to drum up excitement later.
Prepare test batches for tasting, and have them tested by a lab for shelf life. This will ensure the batches taste the same each time they are made, as well as provide important health and safety information about the product.
When developing the product line, also take time to consider labeling and packaging. Depending on the size of the business, the label may require lists of ingredients, though certain ingredients may be left off the labeling. Consider nutrition information as this will also likely have to be on the label. When deciding on packaging, for cost, presentation, and efficiency for shipping, delivery, and consumer usage.