Mouth-feel! I will bring it to your attention at this very moment: It took me some time to come around to the term mouth-feel. It took me even longer to respect it with a hyphen. Truth be told, there is nary a substitute for describing the sensory in one's mouth as while eating and drinking. It's mouth-feel, like it or not.

Gums and starches, well, they provide plenty of character to an ingredient matrix. I need not remind you of their uses. For me though, one of their chief contributions to food products comes in the form of mouth-feel. Seriously, I cannot believe how many times I'm writing that word in this entry. It appears that I've written it enough that I am going to have to include it in a list of keywords. Goodness! For those of you searching the Internet for the word mouth-feel, look no further! It is here waiting for you to discover and become puzzled by.

And there it is, a sentence ending in a preposition. I know you won't judge me though, so I'm leaving it. You are too kind, too loving of a readership to pull me aside to correct such an insignificant transgression.

And with that, I will no longer stand between you and the knowledge awaiting.


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