Butter Buds Inc., a global leader in dairy and non-dairy concentrates, is showcasing its real dairy and dairy alternative ingredients that offer clean label and organic solutions at the Institute of Food Technologists 2023 Annual Event and Expo (IFT FIRST), July 17-19, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Visitors to booth #S0620 can sample a menu of prototypes that all feature Butter Buds® ingredients that help manufacturers meet today’s dynamic marketplace demands. Butter Buds’ real dairy ingredients add rich flavor and full-bodied mouthfeel with better texture, while masking off-flavors, rounding out any harsh notes and improving the nutritional profile of a variety of food applications.

Butter Buds will showcase a variety of real dairy, non-dairy, organic and clean label ingredient innovations for IFT23 sampling, including:

Better Colby-Jack Mac & Cheese – this dish is cheesy and ultra-creamy. Mac & cheese is the universal comfort food—the cheesier, the better—but how do you give yours better cheese flavor without creating formulation headaches or hiking costs? Butter Buds® Cheese Buds Creamy Co-Jack features a rich cheesy flavor and savory butter base notes for a mild Colby-Jack flavor profile at a much lower—and more forgiving—usage rate than standard cheese powders, for unprecedented formulation flexibility.

• Churros – this sweet treat is sure to satisfy the taste buds. These churros are complemented with a blueberry buttermilk dip or a dulce de leche dip featuring Butter Buds® highly concentrated Cream Buds extract to provide rich dairy flavor and fatty mouthfeel. By substituting Neufchatel cheese for cream cheese, this dessert also can achieve 1/3 fat reduction.

• Vegan Feta Dip – this savory and shareable appetizer is completely plant-based and served with pita chips. Now, you can share a nutritious vegan snack without compromising on flavor. This tasty dip is crafted with Butter Buds® Non-Dairy Mozzarella to provide a mild cheese taste, milky base notes and a creamy and delectable mouthfeel.

• Danish Cookie – using a combination of concentrates made with real butterfat, Butter Buds serves up a rich, fresh butter experience, with 53% reduced butter. Butter Buds® Butter Flavor AB offers a rich, fresh butter note with a higher fat flavor profile and Butter Buds® High Concentrate Uncolored offers butter notes & fatty richness at a very low usage rate.

Butter Buds products offer unique flavor profiles and functionality for delicious, healthy, ingenious ingredients that help deliver consumer-pleasing finished products. And because Butter Buds products are made with real butterfat, they can provide up to 80 times the flavor strength of real butter, which translates to better flavor and cost optimization through low usage rates.

Committed to high-quality ingredients and customer service, Butter Buds has a customer-focused R&D department and team of experienced food scientists and product development specialists that work closely with customers to proactively explore new trends, products and formulation solutions made possible at their state-of-the-art production facility in Racine, Wisconsin.

Learn more about Butter Buds concentrated dairy ingredients and specialty flavors, and visit IFT23 Booth #S0620. 

About Butter Buds 
Butter Buds Inc. 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™, 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.

For additional information, please contact:
Butter Buds Inc.
(262) 598-9900