Ingredient Round Up: Sweet Flavors

Our January round up of flavors will get your sweet tooth singing.

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A palette of flavors
The Flavor Savor brand is a complete line of flavor products including: liquid and spray dried juice concentrates, encapsulated flavors, spray dried and freeze dried fruit and vegetable powders, cheese powders, clouds and savory. Our team of flavor specialists can prepare a sample to meet your flavor needs, or we can assist in product development or the improvement or duplication of most flavors.
Premium Ingredients International; Carol Stream, Ill.
630-868-0350; www.premiumingredients.com


Flowers in your drink
Floral flavors impart new and unique notes and aromas to ready-to-drink beverages. They pair well with many types of traditional fruit flavors.  Applications for fruit and floral flavor combinations include lightly flavored water and teas, spa type beverages as well as calming, soothing and relaxation drinks. Flavored water concepts include: Raspberry and Hibiscus, Fuji Apple and Honeysuckle, Pomegranate and Orange Blossom, Cucumber and Apple Blossom, Blueberry and Jasmine, Nectarine and Rose, Lemon and Lavender, Strawberry and Elderflower.
Virginia Dare; Brooklyn, N.Y.
718-768-3978; www.virginiadare.com


Minty fresh
Mint prices are increasing, but at the same time demand is rising. A new proprietary line of attractively priced, stable mint flavors delivers the consumer-preferred profiles of popular piperita oils such as Far West, Willamette, Yakima and Madras mints. Researchers traveled to the prime mint-growing region in the U.S., gathered the highest-quality samples available and identified more than 325 different compounds in the process. New proprietary ingredients discovered from these analyses were developed and used in the creation of the new line. These flavors can be used both in new products and as cost-effective extenders.
IFF; New York
212-708-7121; www.iff.com


Caramelized sugar flavor
In response to consumer demand for natural products and processor demand for clean labeling, Caramelized Sugar Flavor makes its debut. This non-GM product provides the characteristic flavor of burnt sugar and offers stability in phosphoric acid, citric acid, alcohol (60 percent), and salt (15 percent). Class One (Plain) Caramel Colors and Burnt Sugars are not typically stable in acidic beverages, so this represents a breakthrough for customers seeking acid stability and a clean label ingredient. This natural flavor also has incidental coloring properties. Applications include beverages and sauces. Ingredient labeling options for customers include “Natural Flavouring” in the EU and “Natural Flavor” in the U.S.
D.D. Williamson; Louisville, Ky.
502-895-2438; www.ddwilliamson.com


Spice up your beverages
Ginger has been used as a culinary spice for over 4,000 years. Its flavor is peppery and slightly sweet, while its aroma is pungent and spicy, adding a special flavor and zest to a myriad of applications including beverages, desserts, confections, and culinary. Traditionally used as a flavoring in ginger ale and the more pungent and spicier ginger beer, ginger is ideal in other beverages including RTD teas, tea bags, alcohol, and flavored waters, can be incorporated into candy and used as a flavoring for cookies, crackers, and cake. It’s said to have health benefits, particularly as a digestive aid.
Robertet; Piscataway, N.J.
732-981-8300; www.robertet.com


Templar now Natural Origins
The previously named Templar line of natural botanical extracts has been renamed Natural Origins. These extracts give the natural flavor and aroma profiles of the original botanical material, also addressing growing consumer interest in product provenance and ingredient simplicity. The line includes Citrus, Herbs & Spices, Vanilla, Tea and Floral. The extracts can also be tailored and modified to meet specific customer requirements and customizations.
Sensient Flavors and Fragrances; Indianapolis
317-240-1473; www.sensientflavors.com


Natural flavorings package
Be Natural is a line of flavorings customized for every labeling need and adapted to each product. All Be Natural flavorings can be easily classified and designated in compliance with the new EC Flavorings Regulation, which will become binding in 2011. The product line includes a variety of fruity and sweet flavor notes, as well as meat and vegetable flavorings for savory products. Classic berry notes such as strawberry and raspberry, brown notes such as caramel, and superfruits such as açaí and cranberry are ideal for dairy, confectionery and bakery products. The Optarom collection represents yet another component of the Be Natural package. A number of flavorings from this collection can be labeled as fruit powders and used in products to increase the fruit content significantly.
Symrise; Holzminden, Germany
+49(0)5531/90-0 www.symrise.com


Sophisticated natural citrus
A broad portfolio of natural and authentic citrus tonalities includes 27 high-quality natural and FTNF (from the named fruit) citrus flavor variants that are in line with the current trend for “naturalness.” Grapefruit, lime, mandarin, tangerine, orange, lemon, clementine, pomelo, yuzu and blood orange and others display excellent stability and can be incorporated singly or in combination into non-alcoholic beverages including flavored water, carbonated soft drinks, juices and juice drinks as well as alcoholic drinks. The flavors are also suitable for dairy, ice cream, confectionery and many other applications.

Frutarom; Wädenswil, Switzerland
+41 44 782 63 21; www.frutarom.com


Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry
Three varieties each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry profiles suit different nutritional ingredients and formulations. The nine flavor profiles also meet the demands of nutritional product users who enjoy traditional flavors but have distinct preferences -- favoring, for example, a sweeter vanilla, fudgier chocolate or juicier strawberry taste. The vendor collaborated in an academic research program with North Carolina State University to study the sensory profiles of a range of protein ingredients. The study identified and isolated characterizing flavor components, providing a guide map to engineer flavors specifically for use in nutritional products.
Synergy Flavors; Wauconda Ill.
847-487-1011; www.synergytaste.com


Consider coconut water
All natural Coconut Water Flavors, which contain natural coconut water, are now available. Coconut Water has a refreshing, slightly caramel coconut taste. It is used mainly as a beverage but also be used in cream centers for chocolate, icings, ice cream, yogurt, tea and coffee.
GSB Flavor Creators; Kennesaw, Ga.
770-424-1886; www.gsbflavorcreators.com


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