On the Street -- Sensient Flavors Introduces DairyBoost Natural Cheese Flavors and Natural Masking Technology

In response to fluctuating dairy costs and consumer demands for healthier products, Sensient Flavors is offering DairyBoost™ Cheese Flavors, a family of natural cheese flavor systems. Delivering premium natural cheese flavor, DairyBoost is a portfolio of proprietary dairy-based delivery systems, offering cost stability as well as true taste fidelity to applications such as soups, sauces, entrees, side dishes and baked goods. The DairyBoost Flavor Systems are uniquely flexible, allowing for multiple variations of cheese flavors to be offered. From core flavors, such as Cheddar and Parmesan, to distinctive profiles, such as Smoked Gouda and Gorgonzola, Sensient offers manufacturers almost endless possibilities for natural cheese flavor systems.

DairyBoost was developed following extensive research to identify the essential dairy components of cheese and the unique characteristics of cheese varieties. As a result, DairyBoost offers natural enhancement of authentic dairy attributes, such as mouthfeel, and exceptional functionality in cheese replacement. The DairyBoost Cheese Flavor Systems also provide improved nutritional profiles of finished products, since they allow for substantial reduction of cheese and cheese powders in formulations (50-100%), providing fewer calories, lower total/saturated fat and cholesterol per serving.  

The company also announces the introduction of Smoothenol®, a natural masking technology system that enhances palatability of beverages by masking undesirable off-notes and unwanted aftertaste that may occur, due to the use of non-nutritive sweeteners, such as the Rebaudioside A stevia extract (Reb A). Common off-notes associated with stevia include bitterness, astringency and a licorice-like aftertaste , says the company. Consumer desire for healthier products indicates a continued movement among beverage manufacturers toward more natural flavors and ingredients. Sensient’s extensive technical expertise led to the development of Smoothenol, a natural, EU-compliant and GMO-free proprietary technology system. Smoothenol works by modifying the consumer sensory perception and essentially eliminating bitter off-notes and astringency that may be present, when formulating with non-nutritive sweeteners, such as stevia. Smoothenol can be customized based on specific customer requirements, which can vary due to the differences in sources of stevia, as well as overall flavor profiles and end-products.

Sensient Flavors LLC, 800-445-0073, www.sensient-tech.com

From the July 6, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition