Regardless of the butter debate, U.S. consumers have an affinity for butter. It’s been reported that the average American eats nearly 23 sticks of butter a year and in 2013 they spent $2 billion on the fat-laden ingredient. According to the American Butter Institute, Americans have been increasing their butter intake and consumption reached 5.6 pounds a year in 2012 versus 4.1 pounds in 1997.
Butter is on trend. Crafted compound butters with a variety of flavors are emerging in restaurants while novices are experimenting at home. Additionally, grass-fed butter is en vogue as a result of the Bulletproof Coffee craze. Driven by the vegan lifestyle and dietary restrictions, nut butters also are proliferating. From sweet to savory combinations, butter is an easy medium to carry flavors.
Comax Flavors presents the “Butter Dish” flavor collection in various flavors: Brown Butter, Butter in My Coffee, Nut Butter, Savory Butter, and Strawberry Butter. Available in several formulations, these flavors can be used in a variety of food and beverage applications.
“Consumers crave the flavor and texture of full fat butter and in response, we created the ‘Butter Dish’ collection,” says Catherine Armstrong, Comax vice president of corporate communications.
— Comax Flavors, www.comaxflavors.com