In reduced sugar formulations, the flavourings compensate for loss of body, mouthfeel and sweetness. When used alongside alternative sweetening solutions, such as high intensity sweeteners or Stevia, they also mask undesirable aftertastes.
The flavours can be declared as ‘natural flavouring’ and add no carbohydrate calories to the end product and can be used in other applications, such as bakery, confectionery and dairy products.
The bespoke flavourings enable food and drink manufacturers to shorten development time when modifying sweetening systems or reducing the sugar content of products.[This product was originally featured in the April/May 2013 issue of APFI.]