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Colby Darling

Colby Darling
Senior R&D Scientist
General Mills

Colby Darling leads development projects across multiple product platforms and brands. He currently supports Annie’s mission focused product activations including two limited edition Macaroni and Cheese pastas made with ingredients grown using regenerative farming practices.

Colby also played an integral role in bringing innovation like Paleo, grain-free and Keto formulations, to the grain and nutrition bar categories, specifically for the emerging brands of Autumn’s Gold, Ratio and Larabar. He also led the launch of Annie’s Mac & Cheese frozen entrees.

Prior to joining the R&D team at General Mills, Colby spent one year at Food Should Taste Good, which was acquired by General Mills in 2012. There he was a research chef and product developer responsible for new tortilla chip development and recipe development for the consumer-facing website.

Colby holds a B.S. in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University and lives in the Minneapolis area with his wife and two dogs.