Kerry announced the release of its new Tastesense Sweet Organic Certified solution that meets U.S. standards while delivering a clean and sweet taste, excellent mouthfeel and a balanced flavor profile to organic certified beverages. It notes that the ingredient is the first organic-certified sweet modulator for the United States beverage marketplace and can be used in a range of products where an organic claim is desirable. This includes flavored sparkling waters, low- to no-sugar beverages, functional beverages and energy drinks, and high and low ABV alcohol beverages.

Citing Innova, alcohol beverages with an organic claim increased by more than 25% during 2018-2020. In a statement, Angela Getzel, business development director at Kerry, said: “The North American market continues to move toward beverages with clear, clean label claims. Product marketers and formulators alike are looking intently at organic ingredients. Kerry is the first supplier on the market with an organic-certified modulator that enables customers to reach these important goals. There is a significant opportunity to serve the growing market for refreshing, organic beverages.” 

Because taste is king, it’s important to bring flavors that organic beverage consumers will love, and Kerry’s extensive organic certified flavor portfolio delivers on that goal, she adds. Available in powder format for easy addition and rapid dissolution, Tastesense Sweet Organic is halal-certified, kosher-suitable and can be listed on the ingredient label as “natural flavoring.”

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