Consumers can have it all when it comes to food and beverages that blend fruit with dairy: The familiarity of their favorite fruit flavors, the tantalizing taste of exotic or ethnic flavors and fruit’s nutrients in a more concentrated form than ever before. Sensient Flavors’ marketing manager Azeem Mateen discusses the most popular fruits and fruit flavors, as well as emerging flavor pairing trends, in dairy products.
With peach season just beginning in some parts of the United States, now is as good a time as any to take another look at these stone fruits. But Sensient Flavors LLC (Hoffman Estates, IL) wants to remind manufacturers that products can be made with more than just peach flavor. The flavor specialist now offers peach flavors in six different varieties.
Autumn is a time when a great variety of fruits are at their best – Sensient’s Seasonal Selection captures the authentic taste profiles of many popular Autumn-harvested fruits. The new range is ideal for creating seasonal and limited editions that target consumers during the colder months. Thanks to their deliciously comforting appeal, the flavors will also provide authentic fruit pleasures throughout the year. With the “forgotten fruit” flavors of rosehip, quince and sloeberry, for example, manufacturers can tap into the trend for nostalgic indulgence.
Flavour and fragrance manufacturer Sensient Flavors has developed four new product ranges in response to rising demand for products that influence and balance our emotional state in a gentle and natural way, that it claims will support drinks manufacturers in the creation of “mood balancing” products.
To appeal to millennials’ insatiable appetite for new and exotic foods, dairy processors are getting creative with fruit ingredient selection. From acai to watermelon, all types of fruits, alone or in combination with other fruits or flavorful ingredients, are being added to such cultured dairy products as cottage cheese, cream cheese spread and yogurt, as well as refrigerated and frozen desserts and even cheese.