Betty, as we know, more often than not protein shakes contain off-notes that impact the intended flavorings. This can occur for many reasons but one of the biggest is the use of plant proteins. Today many foods and beverages are made with plants for an alternative, healthier source of protein intake.
What’s great to know is that by adding just a small about of caramelized sugar to a beverage or food product, we negate those unwanted off-notes by smoothing and rounding out a flavor profile. So now with the off-note suppressed, the intended underlying flavor such as vanilla, strawberry or a chocolate, will rise to the top and be fully realized and enjoyed by the end user.
Caramelized sugars are clean label friendly, offer incidental color, come as organic and many are NON-GMO Project Verified. The versatility of these ingredients seem almost endless, they are a dream come true for any food scientist industrial chef.
- Low usage rates
- Flavor extension / modifications
- Sugar reduction
- Labels as natural flavor
- Masking properties with plant protein off-notes
- Cost savings
- Incidental color
- Shelf life of 24 months or more
- Consistent in flavoring strength and color
- Reliable with product availability
And Betty, as we always say… You Need Caramelized Sugars, You Just Don’t Know It Yet!
Contact us today and request a sample for your next R&D food or beverage development project.