Robertet Flavors Inc. has two new varietal tea flavors — Honeybush
and Rooibos. The tea flavors blend well with other tea profiles and fruit flavors.
They are natural, water-soluble and are versatile in a variety of applications.
Both Honeybush and Rooibos are herbal teas native to South Africa. Honeybush
has a smooth, honey-apricot character. Its smoothness is attributed to the fact
that it is naturally caffeine-free and contains no tannin. Rooibos, also called
red tea, mimics the flavor profile of black tea except that it is less bitter.
It has a clean and aromatic flavor and, when brewed, is amber in color. It too,
is caffeine-free. — The Robertet Group, 10 Colonial Drive, Piscataway, N.J.
Danisco USA’s Crazy Scoops is a line of unique
fruit-based flavors for milk, designed specifically for kids. Crazy Scoops
contain no caffeine, hydrocolloids or added fat, making them a clean,
healthy way to encourage children to get the calcium they require without
adding extra sugar to their diet. Crazy Scoops have fewer calories and less
sugar than popular ready-to-drink flavored milks. The kid-friendly flavors
go well with 2%, 1%, skim and soymilk. The bright colors and intense
flavors make Crazy Scoops a fun, tasty, healthy way to help kids get their
recommended daily calcium. Banana, grape, berry blend and tropical flavors
can be mixed and matched in endless combinations. Crazy Scoops maintain a
uniform flavor and color, without powder clumping. — Danisco USA Inc., 201 New Century Parkway, New Century,
Kan. 66031-1113; 800/255-6837
Gums for dairy
TIC Gums has developed an innovative, targeted gum
system to help thicken dairy beverages and prevent formulation problems.
TIC Pretested Dairyblend 366-THK powder serves as a stabilizer in
ready-to-drink milkshakes, direct-draw milkshakes, flavored milk products,
eggnog drinks and various low-carb, dairy-based beverages. It’s a
multi-functional, versatile gum system that provides proper viscosity based
on usage level and features the right balance of gums to prevent separation
during distribution and storage. The gum system can be used for ultra-high
temperature or high temperature short time thermal processing and does not
mask flavors because of its concentrated formulations. — TIC Gums, 4609 Richlynn Dr., Belcamp, Md. 21017-0369;
Vitamin E ingredients
Eastman Chemical Co. is introducing two vitamin E
ingredients to the food and beverage industry at the IFT Food Expo in Las
Vegas. Eastman Vitamin E TPGS is a naturally derived, water-soluble vitamin
E suitable for clear beverages such as vitamin waters, clear soft drinks
and other isotonic beverages. NuTriene tocotrienols, derived from rice bran
oil, are ideal for nutritional supplements. NuTriene is a complete vitamin
E, combining a high concentration of tocotrienols with tocopherols. It
provides one of the most powerful antioxidants currently available. — Eastman Chemical Co., 200 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport,
Tenn. 37662; 423/229-6636
Glanbia Nutritionals’ TRI-Fx Bioactive Whey
Fraction is a proprietary whey protein ingredient that optimizes sports
performance through three main actions: enhancing muscle development,
providing sustained energy and speeding recovery time. Potential
applications include powdered beverage mixes and sports nutrition bars.
TRI-Fx delivers lasting energy — more than the currently available
whey protein isolates or concentrates. It contains high levels of bioactive
compounds and is rich in branch chain amino acids. The bioactive components
in TRI-Fx help support the immune system and boost the body’s
antioxidant status. — Glanbia
Nutritionals Inc., 523 6th St., Monroe, Wis. 53566; 608/329-2800
For better joint health
Cargill Health & Food Technologies is showcasing a
functional beverage prototype at the IFT Food Expo in Las Vegas. The
beverage prototype was designed to appeal to mainstream, health-conscious
consumers who are concerned about joint health. The JointWise joint health
beverage was made with OptaFlex natural chondroitin. Cargill’s
OptaFlex natural chondroitin was self-affirmed GRAS through an independent
panel of scientists and is manufactured using a unique, water-based process
that enables great tasting, joint-healthy consumer products. — Cargill Health & Food Technologies, P.O. Box
9300 MS 110; Minneapolis, Minn. 55440
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
Check back throughout the month for additional content.