Butter Buds: Flavor—with Function
Butter Buds uses IFT to serve up innovative dairy, non-dairy, organic and clean label ingredients
Butter Buds Food Ingredients used the Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting and Food Expo (IFT19) to let food manufacturers sample the latest on-trend, better-for-you concentrated flavor ingredients.
They showcased Butter Buds’ latest non-dairy (kosher pareve) and plant-based flavor ingredients, along with a sampling of certified organic and clean label flavor solutions.
“Our R&D team helps manufacturers solve formulation challenges associated with developing new foods that meet the latest consumer preferences,” said John Buhler, president of Butter Buds. “Many new product formulations include plant-based proteins, increased fiber content, reduced sugar content or feature other micronutrients to achieve the desired nutritional claims on the label.
“Our ingredient innovations are derived from butter, cheese and other natural fats, so they not only enhance flavor but can contribute to the functionality of fat. They can help formulators mask off-notes associated with plant-based proteins, as well as support richness and mouthfeel that can be lost in low fat flavor systems, and so much more.”
Butter Buds served dishes with a New Orleans flair. Each featured the functional benefits of their latest dairy alternative, organic and clean label flavor solutions. Featured dishes included:
• Buttery Chicken Curry, a non-dairy entree with 0.83% Non-Dairy Buds Ghee Type (49505) and 0.19% Non-Dairy Buds Asia (49518)
• Keto Bites with 0.38% Non-Dairy Butter Flavor (49504) and 0.38% Butter Buds 8x Non-Dairy LD (49380)
• Malted Bark with Pecans, including 0.25% Butter Buds Sautéed Butter Flavor (Natural) (66927)
• Iced Kringle featuring 0.40% Natural Ghee Buds (66896)
Non-dairy specialty flavor ingredients from Butter Buds offer all of the functionality and flavor to create consumer-pleasing products without the dairy allergen. These dairy alternative ingredients help developers create dairy-free plant-based products ranging from nutritional bars and beverages, to cheese sauces, yogurt and more.
Butter Buds’ R&D and new Applications Lab work closely with customers to reformulate existing products and develop new ones. They respond to market demands with dairy alternative, clean label and organic solutions. Food and beverage manufacturers rely on Butter Buds for on-trend, better-for-you solutions that bring profitable products to market faster.
Butter Buds Food Ingredients manufactures a wide array of concentrated dairy flavors made from fresh butter, cream and cheese.
Butter Buds® also offers a line of innovative flavor concentrates that provide unique flavor characteristics – Butter Buds-Bacon™, Olive Oil Buds®, CocoaButter Buds® and Dried Beer Extract. To address today’s clean label trend, Butter Buds® provides a variety of clean label options including Certified Organic and non-dairy dairy flavors.