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A tablespoon of news. A cup of the latest dairy technology insights. A dash of innovation. We hope the dairy flavor insights and information we’ve collected here, from our team and other sources, serve a plateful of knowledge and success.

November 20, 2019

Edlong in the News

Spreading our Expertise Around the World at Fi Europe and More

One of the best parts of our job is travelling to different trade shows, seeing old friends, making new ones, and demonstrating how Edlong flavors increase speed-to-market and make food and beverages better. Oh, and sharing great food. Lots and lots of sharing—such as at FTS, Future Food-Tech and Fi Europe. FTS Mexico, 9.25-9.26We flew […]

November 13, 2019

Sweet Spot, Vegan

Two Ways to Make Plant-Based Food Products Delicious

There’s no room for trial and error when it comes to new product launches. “The American consumer has a choice of over 42,000 SKUs in the typical supermarket. If a product does not taste great, they will never purchase the product again,” reports Nutraceuticals World. Fortunately, Edlong flavors impart the authentic taste of dairy in […]

October 29, 2019

Clean label, Healthy Reduction, Vegan

The Role of Dairy Flavors in Better-for-You Foods and Beverages

If you think health and nutrition are the #1 reason consumers choose better-for-you foods, think again. 52% of consumers list “taste” as the most important factor when choosing plant-based products, compared to 39% who cite “health.” Fortunately, Edlong has more than 250 dairy-free flavors to enhance or add flavor, mask plant protein off-notes, and even […]

September 16, 2019

Employee Spotlight

Edlong Intern Spotlight

This year, we tasked our summer interns with working strategically within key market trends to develop applications that use Edlong flavors in plant-based and better-for-you products. They were up to the task! They created an indulgent vegan dark chocolate yogurt with graham cookie crumble and vegan marshmallow toppings. This innovative and plant-based twist on s’mores […]

September 9, 2019

Beverages, Vegan

Take a Sip of Plant-Based Success

From masking to mouthfeel, our dairy flavors have unique functional benefits beyond those often associated with “flavor.” For example, quite a bit of our research has been devoted to ways to mask off-notes in plant-based beverages, which typically contain bitterness, metallic and cardboard notes. Recently, we conducted sensory evaluations of two different plant-based beverages. The […]

Plant-based

August 28, 2019

Culinary indulgence, Masking & mouthfeel, Vegan

The Functionality of Flavors in Plant-Based Applications

At Edlong our focus is on the creation and application of authentic dairy flavors. Dairy flavors are unique in that they not only impart the authentic taste of dairy to foods and beverages, but our flavors also provide unique functionality including mouthfeel and masking, which are particularly useful in plant-based applications. And with 65% of […]

July 16, 2019

Culinary indulgence, Employee Spotlight

Three Perspectives on Incorporating Culinary Artistry in Flavor Science

We recently posed questions to three Edlong team members to understand how they use flavor science and culinary artistry to deliver authentic dairy taste, and Gold Standard recipes. We welcomed Corporate Research Chef Anne Druschitz CRC®, Junior Food Scientist (and recent CIA grad) Madison Giacherio, and Edlong R&D Applications Intern (and also recent CIA grad) […]

July 10, 2019

Culinary indulgence, Dairy-free, Vegan

How To Deliver Culinary Indulgence

What is “Culinary Indulgence?” For consumers, it’s a creamy golden latte, it’s toasted coconut s’mores, and it’s fudgy chocolate cake with a rich caramel center. For product developers, “culinary indulgence” is a challenge: how to deliver those premium culinary experiences while managing costs, appealing to regional tastes and satisfying growing consumer expectations for authentic profiles. […]