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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.

authentic dairy taste flavors

May 5, 2021

Cheese applications, Cheese flavors, Culinary indulgence, Dairy flavors, Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Plant-Based

Yes, It Is Possible To Create Authentic Dairy Taste Using Dairy & Non-Dairy Flavors

DAIRY FLAVOR IS MORE THAN TASTE. IT’S TEXTURE AND MOUTHFEEL. IT’S MASKING BITTER OFF-NOTES AND ADDING RICHNESS. SOMETIMES IT’S EVEN DAIRY-FREE. Dairy, in particular, can be a vital component in delivering the complex flavor profiles that create a complete and satisfying culinary experience. That is why using dairy or dairy-free flavors as important components can […]

plant-based beverages

Dairy-free, Masking & mouthfeel, Plant-Based, Vegan

Re-Inventing Plant-Based Beverages

See How To Create Delicious Plant-Based Beverages Good news, new plant-based drink launches were up 2.8% in 2020* compared to in 2019, according to Mintel. And a recent Innova Consumer Survey indicated that the top four reasons for considering plant-based alternatives were health, diet variety, sustainability and taste. That means that when creating plant-based beverages it is […]

permissibly indulgent better-for-you foods

January 4, 2021

Culinary indulgence, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Plant-Based, Sweet Spot, Uncategorized

How To Create Permissibly Indulgent Better-For-You Foods

Taste. Consumers say it’s the #1 reason they purchase a food or beverage. But they also want to eat healthy. Fortunately, there are a variety of flavor technologies available to elevate the taste and richness of low-sugar, low-fat and low-sodium products so food manufacturers can create permissibly indulgent Better-For-You foods. In fact, with half of […]

Top 7 Food Trends of 2021

December 14, 2020

Clean label, Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Meals & meal centers, Organics, Plant-Based

Top 7 Food Industry Trends For 2021

Predicting the future of the food and beverage industry isn’t an easy task, especially after a tumultuous 2020 that turned the industry upside down. However, there are some key insights to be noted from the past year that will continue to impact 2021 and, likely, beyond. With 85% of consumers saying they’ve made changes to […]

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 […]

February 26, 2019

Commodity reduction, Culinary indulgence, Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel

How to Meet the Delicious Demand for Healthy Food

One of the biggest trends in snacking today is permissible indulgence, which refers to decadent snacks or foods with an added health benefit, convenient portion sizes, or with an unhealthy attribute reduced or removed. This could mean a vegan cookie, or an otherwise indulgent snack with reduced fat and sodium. Food and beverage manufacturers around […]

Edlong low sugar foods and low sodium foods

October 30, 2018

Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Snacks & bakery, Sweet Spot, Vegan

The Demand for Low Sugar Foods, Low Sodium Foods and More—A Snapshot of Healthy Indulgence

Consumer trends are always in flux, and the ability to continuously satisfy those trends necessitates flexibility and proactiveness. Nowhere is that more evident than with healthier foods and beverages such as in low sugar foods, where customer expectations are always rising. The ability to maintain flavor profiles and mouthfeel, despite the absence of sugar, salt […]

Edlong reduced added sugar yogurt

October 30, 2018

Beverages, Dairy flavors, Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Sweet Spot, Vegan

Reduced Added Sugar, but Not Reduced Indulgence

As the only flavor company dedicated exclusively to dairy flavors, our expertise in capturing the inherent sweetness of dairy, even in dairy-free and vegan products, is unique and unmatched. We help create indulgent and delicious applications with reduced added sugar in foods and beverages throughout the world. Three applications are particularly in demand from customers […]