Meals & Meal Centers

Convenience is king, and ready-to-eat meals are prized by busy families or anyone in a hurry. Edlong® dairy flavors help build quick, satisfying plates without sacrificing flavor.

Frozen and shelf-stable meals and sides, frozen and shelf-stable sauced or seasoned vegetables, and pizzas are ideal applications for dairy flavors.

Dairy Alternatives

In these products, you can reduce or remove dairy commodities without losing flavor. Edlong helps deliver signature notes that consumers want and keeps them coming back for more. Our dairy flavors are also cost-effective and deliver dairy alternatives for dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free meals. Edlong’s flavors excel in a variety of meal and meal Center applications, including scampi, butter herb meal kits, Alfredo, pasta fillings, chicken Parmesan, meat analogs, and beef stroganoff—just to name a few.

Edlong’s flavors excel in a variety of Meal and Meal Center applications, including:

  • Scampi
  • Alfredo
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Pasta Fillings
  • Meat Analogs
  • Ready Meal Kits and Trays (frozen and ambient)
  • Frozen Vegetables
dairy alternatives
frozen meal flavors
frozen food products
gluten-free meals
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Working on meal or meal center applications? Consider using the following flavors in your product development:

  • Cheese: Parmesan, Asiago, Italian, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Nacho, Processed, Swiss, Asadero, Bleu
  • Milk & Cream: Milk, Cream, Heavy Cream
  • Cultured: Cream Cheese, Sour Cream
  • Butter: Melted, Fresh

Want to search for flavors and request a sample? Log into the Edlong® DairyLink database. If you need additional help, please contact us.

Application Spotlight

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Authentic Flavors for Every Food Application

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These flavors do not contain any known allergens. **Disclaimer- non-allergen statements will vary due to country specific regulations. Check with regulatory for country specific allergen details.

Functional; These flavors offer variations for the onset and building of the flavor impact

These flavors contain no dairy, are Kosher Pareve and are suitable for plant-based dairy alternative products

Functional; These flavors are stable under higher temperatures throughout processing

Functional; These flavors provide masking properties to alleviate bitterness and off-notes

Functional; These flavors provide richness and mouthfeel to positively impact taste profiles

These flavors satisfy consumer desire for ‘No Artificial Flavors’

These flavors do not contain any added genetically modified sourced ingredient

These flavors are Organic compliant and are suitable for any organic application

Functional; These flavors provide performance improvement for healthy reduction and commodity replacement

These flavors contain no animal, dairy, egg or honey products and are suitable for vegan applications

These flavors meet vegetarian requirements and contain no animal products except dairy derived ingredients


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