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Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials

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Black Tea Treattarome Light 101820

Supplier: Treatt

GRAS, CAS# 84650-60-2, natural, Camellia sinensis

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Odor: @ 100%. Tea, sweet, brown, floral, slightly green and tobacco-like.

Taste: @ 0.2%. Warm, brown, slightly waxy, tea and hay-like.

Possible applications: This tea extract will enhance all black tea flavors and will also lend sweet, brown notes to prune, raisin, dried apricot and other dried fruit flavors, tobacco, honey, maple and caramel flavors.

Treatt: www.treatt.com

 

Coffee CO2 Flavor Extract Espresso (oil soluble) 503648

Supplier: Vigon International Inc.

FEMA# GRAS, CAS# 68916-18-7, natural, Coffea spp.

Odor: @ 100%. Brown, roasted coffee, slightly nutty, slightly savory and ashy.

Taste: @ 0.02%. Roasted coffee, slightly cocoa-like and ashy.

Possible applications: This is an ideal addition to the flavorists’ palette in that it delivers a strong profile in an oil soluble form. Coffee flavors and their blends will all be enhanced by its use. It will also deliver brown, roasted notes to sweet browns like maple, caramel, chocolate and tobacco and to savory flavors like grill, BBQ and meat.

Vigon International, Inc.: www.vigon.com

 

Fermentone Natural, ABT# 1139

(1% β-damascenone in ethanol)

Supplier: Advanced Biotech

FEMA# 3420, CAS# 23696-85-7, natural

Natural occurrence: Apple, brandy, black currant, lychee, plum, raspberry, strawberry, rum, whiskey, grape, clary sage, tobacco and wine.

Odor: @ 1%. Leather-like, slightly smoky, tobacco-like, sweet, brown fruit-like and floral.

Taste: @ 0.5 ppm. Smoky, floral, sweet, brown fruit-like and woody.

Taste: @ 1 ppm. Astringent, smoky, tobacco-like, sweet, brown fruit-like and woody.

Possible applications: Brown fruit flavors will certainly benefit from this material, especially raisin, prune, dried apricot, tamarind, fig and date. The profiles of apple, rose, raspberry, strawberry, currant, peach, grilled fruit, grape, red wine, sherry and rum are also good applications.

ACS International: www.acsint.biz

 

Oakmoss Absolute

Supplier: Robertet

FEMA# 2795, CAS# 977059-15-6, natural, Evernia prunastri spp.

Odor: @ 100%. Soft, green, sweet, slightly floral, slightly leather-like, slightly animallic and slightly fruity.

Taste: @ 1 ppm. Slightly bitter, waxy, soft green, herbal, slightly brown, tea-like, perfume-like and slightly leather-like.

Taste: @ 2ppm. Waxy, soft green, tea-like, leather-like, perfume-like, herbal and slightly dried fruit-like.

Possible applications: This unusual material comes from a lichen, which is a symbiotic organism comprised of algae and fungi. Its complex profile will enhance and add intriguing notes to herbal and some brown flavors like honey, maple and tea. Flavors intended for alcohol like monkish liqueurs and vermouth are also vehicles for this material.

Robertet: www.robertet.com

 

Decanal Fraction – 75%

Supplier: Florida Chemical Company, Inc.

FEMA# 2362, CAS# 112-31-2, natural

Natural occurrence: Bergamot, citronella, orange, lemon, lime, coriander, coconut, lavender, orris, grapefruit and osmanthus.

Odor: @ 1%. Waxy, citrus, orange-like, heavy and peely.

Taste: @ 1 ppm. Waxy, citrus, orange-like and peely.

Taste: @ 2 ppm. Heavy, waxy, citrus, peely and orange-like.

Possible applications: Citrus flavors, primarily orange, tangerine and mandarin flavors and cilantro are the target for this aldehyde. At very low levels it will also find use in melon, cucumber and even chicken broth flavors.

Florida Chemical Company: www.floridachemical.com

 

Orange Oil Bitter

Supplier: Global Essence

FEMA# 2823, CAS# 68916-04-1, natural, Citrus aurantium

Odor: @ 1%. Fresh, citrus, orange and slightly peely with a hint of neroli.

Taste: @ 5 ppm. Sweet, juicy, slightly waxy, fresh and orange.

Taste: @ 10 ppm. Sweet, juicy, fresh, citrus, orange, pulpy and waxy.

Possible applications: This is an ideal material to add to the citrus flavor arsenal, especially orange, tangerine, mandarin, kumquat, grapefruit and all combinations thereof. It will also be useful in punch flavors as well as tropicals like passion fruit, papaya and mango.

Global Essence: www.globalessence.com

 

δ-Hexalactone 20088

Supplier: ACS International

FEMA# 3167, CAS# 823-22-3

Natural occurrence: Butter, coconut oil, strawberry, raspberry and tea.

Odor: @ 1%. Sweet, coumarinic, tobacco-like and brown with a coconut nuance.

Taste: @ 10 ppm. Creamy, sweet, dairy-like, oily and slightly coconut-like.

Taste: @ 20 ppm. Creamy, sweet, dairy-like, coconut-like with a delicate hint of vanilla.

Possible applications: With its sweet, creamy top notes this lactone will grace fatty dairy flavors including cream, milk, condensed milk, custard, ice cream and the like. A touch in vanilla and coconut will bring out sweetness and add to tobacco character in flavors for vaping.

ACS International: www.acsint.biz

 

ε-Decalactone

Supplier: ACS International

FEMA# 3613, CAS# 5579-78-2

Natural occurrence: Not yet found in nature.

Odor: @ 1%. Creamy, milky, fatty, coconut-like, nutty and slightly tropical fruit-like.

Taste: @ 2 ppm. Dairy-like, slightly waxy, sweet, creamy, nutty and coconut-like.

Taste: @ 4 ppm. Creamy, slightly cheesy, coconut-like, sweet and waxy.

Possible applications: Dairy flavors like butter, ice cream, milk, cream and fresh cheeses like cream cheese, ricotta, cottage cheese and mascarpone are all ideal uses for this material. It will also enhance fruit flavors like peach, apricot, mango, papaya and coconut as well as nut flavors like pecan, walnut, macadamia and cashew.

ACS International: www.acsint.biz

 

Citronellyl formate EU Natural 1030892

Supplier: Alfrebro

FEMA# 2314, CAS# 105-85-1, natural

Natural occurrence: Basil, geranium, black currant, honey, rose and mandarin petitgrain.

Odor: @ 1%. Waxy, green, floral, citronella-like, fruity and soapy.

Taste: @ 2 ppm. Waxy, sweet, slightly floral, green and fruity.

Taste: @ 5 ppm. Waxy, floral, green and citrus-like.

Possible applications: Applying this ester to lemon, melon, cucumber and cilantro flavors at low levels will add interesting depth. It will also enhance the profiles of tropical flavors like lychee, guava and rambutan as well as pear and apple.

Alfrebro: www.alfrebro.com

 

Tarragon Oil

Source: Bontoux, Inc.

FEMA# 2412, CAS# 8016-88-4, natural, Artemisia dracunculus

Odor: @ 1%. Sweet, spicy, anise-like and slightly cooling with a coumarin-like undertone.

Taste: @ 1 ppm. Spicy and anise-like with a sweet, lingering aftertaste.

Taste: @ 2 ppm. Spicy and anise-like with a sweet, lingering aftertaste.

Possible applications: This essential oil will add a sweet, anisic lift to black licorice, peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, herbal flavors for liqueurs as well as sweet spice blends and soda flavors including cola, cherry cola and root beer.

Bontoux, Inc.: www.bontoux.com

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Organoleptic Evaluation Panelists

Organoleptic Evaluation Panelists

  • Gerard Mosciano, Consulting Flavorist
  • Deborah Barber, Senior Flavorist, FONA
  • Cyndie Lipka, Senior Flavorist, Prinova
  • Susie Sadural, Senior Flavorist, Sensient Flavors
  • Tom Gibson, Vice President of R&D and Applications, Silesia Flavors
  • Robert Pan, Principal Development Scientist, Givaudan Flavors Corp.

Many thanks to FONA for again graciously hosting this evaluation session!

Judith Michalski

Judith Michalski, senior flavorist, abelei flavors; jmichalski@abelei.com

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