Taste modulation is complex. You’ve come to the right place. We know they are not one-size-fits all, especially when it comes to their modifying function and properties. We specialize in the creation of flavors for taste modulation and create unique taste modulation flavors that are tailored to your application.
Our portfolio includes a range of highly effective stevia-based and non-stevia-based options. We work closely with you to understand your sugar reduction and wellness goals, and then collaborate with you to strategically select taste modulators that meet your specific requirements in heat stability, processing conditions, cost and taste.FYI: Sugar is a wonderful masking agent, and when you use less of it, your entire product becomes out of balance. That is why Taste Modulators should be in the toolkit of every product developer who is serious about sugar reduction. When creating better-for-you products, with functional ingredients or reduced sugar, taste modulators provide exceptional flexibility for re-establishing balance in a food or beverage system. They can help block bitterness, boost the perception of sweetness, manage a lingering note, enhance mouthfeel, or reduce astringency.
Our proprietary natural flavors are:
Liquid and Powder
Kosher and Halal
Bitter Blocking: Our patented natural bitter blocking flavors work across a range of bitterants, including caffeine. They mitigate bitterness associated with functional ingredients which become more predominant when reducing sugar in health and wellness products.
Our portfolio reduces bitterness in everyday products such as coffee, unsweetened cocoa, tea, cannabis, tonic water, over-the-counter and prescription medications, highly caffeinated shots, energy drinks and vitamin supplements.
Sweetness Enhancement: Our patented sweetness enhancement portfolio provides a wide array of natural flavor options for sugar reduced products.
Our cutting-edge flavor technology allows for up to 50% sugar reduction labeled as Natural Flavor or complement our sweetener solutions for zero sugar products, delivering consumer preferred attributes such as upfront sweetness and a clean, sweet aftertaste.
Linger Control: High intensity sweeteners used to replace sugar are often associated with a cloying, sweet linger. Our natural flavors control the sweet linger during the taste experience, leaving consumers with a desirable balance in sweetness and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: When developing a preferred sugar reduced product, mouthfeel is as important as the sweetness. Our natural mouthfeel enhancers provide increased mouthfeel at various levels to deliver enhancement from low sugar reduction up to zero added sugar products.
Textural Balance: As we consume foods and beverages, we experience different perceptions throughout the entire taste profile. How the flavors are released through the tasting experience can rely on the textural balance of the product. Our toolbox of balancers and customized natural flavors improve texture to craft an always pleasing experience.
Astringency Reduction: In the process of reducing sugar, the sweet to acid ratios can often become unbalanced. Functional ingredients, such as plant proteins, can exhibit more astringency in the finished product. Our natural flavors for astringency reduction rebalance food and beverage products to provide the right amount of acidity and sweetness to deliver a low-to-zero calorie option with a great taste.