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.

June 24, 2015

Butter flavors, Cultured flavors, Masking & mouthfeel, Milk flavors

Little Fat, Big Flavor…Rethink Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt…the food darling of 2014. If there were a sleeper category for the food Olympics, Greek yogurt would win. It’s not as if it’s new…it’s been around for hundreds of years. And manufacturers have jumped squarely on the back of Greek yogurt because of its thick, rich flavor and flavor versatility. It can be […]

May 28, 2015

Culinary indulgence, Dairy flavors, Dairy-free, Healthy Reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Snacks & bakery

Dairy Flavors: The Unsung Hero

Struggling to formulate for “free-from” and “added/extras” claims? Removing sodium, sugar, allergens and fat while adding protein and omega-3s and other health claims is not always easy for manufacturers. But an unlikely hero offers technical solutions, like improving masking and mouthfeel while delivering exceptional taste. You guessed it. It’s dairy flavors. Remove sugar, fat, MSG, […]

March 19, 2015

Butter flavors, Cultured flavors, Masking & mouthfeel

The Magic of Flavor Layering

Sometimes more is better, and flavor layering is a perfect example of this. Flavor layering is a technique that can be applied to almost any finished product from savory sauces to sweet cocktails. Typically flavor layering can be applied to either achieve a perfect unified taste (think mole) or to impart a sensory journey with […]

September 22, 2014

Dairy flavors, Masking & mouthfeel, Snacks & bakery

What’s In a Snack?

Stroll through any grocery store these days and it’s pretty apparent: snacking has become a meal category. Originally relegated to party or social occasions and formerly thought of as a bad habit, snacking has become accepted and is seen as a requirement to maintain a healthy weight or stave off hunger between meals. Bottom line? […]

July 23, 2014

Butter flavors, Commodity reduction, Masking & mouthfeel, Snacks & bakery

No Need to Butter You Up

Today, it’s a given that you cannot travel to an American city without coming across a cupcake shop. A recent food trend, cupcakes have inspired consumers to stand in lines that wrap around street corners. Critics love to predict the end of the cupcake phenomenon but it’s hard to hold down this classic. Piped high […]

June 12, 2014

Cream flavors, Desserts, Masking & mouthfeel

Who Doesn’t Like Pudding?

We’ve all heard the phrase “the proof is in the pudding”. The origin of this phrase stems from years ago and was originally “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. In other words, you have to try food to know if it’s good. We all know that getting kids to try a new […]

June 5, 2014

Masking & mouthfeel, Milk flavors

High Intensity Sweeteners

The Sweet Stuff It’s no secret that sugar has become to diets what fat once was: the bad guy. In 2000, 18% of U.S. adults were choosing to use low or no calorie sweeteners. That number has grown to 24% in 2012.1 Armed with this knowledge, food manufacturers are challenged with developing products that incorporate […]

May 8, 2014

Beverages, Masking & mouthfeel, Milk flavors

A Match for Matcha

When consumers think of green tea, chances are that matcha comes to mind. Integral to Japanese tea ceremonies for over 100 years, this premium green tea powder is unique to Japan which only exports up to 4% of its production. Traditionally, matcha is prepared by mixing the bright green powder with water and whisking into […]