Manufacturers can now get a consistent viscosity and flavor in chocolate milk beverages, despite seasonal variations in fluid milk. TIC Gums' Pretested[r] Dairyblend Choc 46 is a stabilizer which, unlike other chocolate milk stabilizers, has no cocoa in the blend. Thus, beverage processors can manipulate the final product to increase thickness without altering flavor, ensuring a consistent texture and quality. TIC Gums is America's oldest supplier of hydrocolloid products to the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries, and is ISO 9001:2000 registered. TIC Gums, 800-221-3953,