Low fat, low sugar dairy drinks
With the growing trend for healthy eating, low fat, reduced sugar products has become popular with the food and beverage industry. However creation of these products can be challenging. Sugar and fat play a technical role they help with flavour enhancement and taste.
Altering an original recipe by reducing the fat and sugar levels to please a new group of consumers means that different tastes and flavours will result in samples. For example changes may include incorporating sweeteners for reduced sugar and switching semi-skimmed milk to skimmed to reduce fat content. Dairy products add an extra challenge with the natural sugars present lactose, which must be taken into consideration.
Sensory assessment is used to map the flavour profiles. With changes to reducing fat and sugar levels the relative sweetness and flavour perception can change. Also if sweetners are used an overall bitterness in taste may occur. To ensure that these challenges are overcome we provide a simple solution. Our FlavourSpec system provides this solution.