Meals and Sides Applications

Meals and Sides Applications

Capturing authentic or signature taste in your meals and sides requires specialized knowledge and the right resources. With over a century of experience in delivering the true taste of dairy, Edlong offers one of the broadest portfolios of dairy-free and dairy flavors to create seasoned vegetables, easy dinner solutions, breakfast sandwiches, frozen pizzas, pasta dishes, frozen vegan meals, and more. Our collaborative experts excel at working closely with you to develop custom, and sometimes even unexpected, solutions to achieve your specific goals faster than your competition.

Meals and Sides Applications

Collaboration That Drives Innovation for Meals and Sides

Edlong is where the industry’s most extensive library of dairy-free and dairy flavors meets proven technical expertise. Collaboration at every stage of the development process is at the foundation of our application solutions. We work closely with you to create signature profiles that suit your specific needs while creating unique flavor combinations for every variety of meals and sides, whether those are frozen, refrigerated, shelf-stable, or in another format. Through chemistry, dairy raw material knowledge, customization skills, food and sensory science, instrumental analysis, and creativity, we work with you to blend, layer, and deliver the solution that meets your consumers’ demand for great taste and mouthfeel as well as your functional and cost-in-use requirements.

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Developing solutions for meals and sides is so much fun because it allows me to use such a wide variety of our flavors. The best part of this space is the way flavors can be used to solve processing challenges. Using dairy flavors gives those signature notes while keeping the consumers and your business’ bottom line happy.
Anne Druschitz Corporate Research Chef

Authentic Dairy-Free & Dairy Flavor Solutions for Meals and Sides

With a portfolio of hundreds of flavors that can be applied in thousands of combinations, ranging from milk, cream, cheese, and butter to sweet dairy and cultured, Edlong has – or will create – custom flavor solutions ideal for meeting your specific meal and meal sides needs.

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Our R&D experts use Edlong flavors to deliver richness, depth, and off-note masking as well as impart the authentic taste of dairy to a full spectrum of dishes. We offer solutions with the ability to withstand almost any storage and processing condition – from cultured, pH-sensitive, or plant-based, to chilled, ambient, or even processing for low-fat applications. Additionally, we offer heat-stable flavors safe for aseptic, hot-fill, and retort products. Our flavors can help you leverage the inherent taste in your offerings, while improving mouthfeel and masking off-notes where needed. 

Our range of expertise encompasses the globe. No matter the profile your application calls for, Edlong has – or will create – the ideal match.

Ready to find dairy-free and dairy flavor solutions for your meals and sides?

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Authentic Flavors for Every Food Application

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These flavors do not contain any known allergens. **Disclaimer- non-allergen statements will vary due to country specific regulations. Check with regulatory for country specific allergen details.

flavor Builder

Functional; These flavors offer variations for the onset and building of the flavor impact


These flavors contain no dairy, are Kosher Pareve and are suitable for plant-based dairy alternative products

heat tolerant flavor

Functional; These flavors are stable under higher temperatures throughout processing

Flavor Masking

Functional; These flavors provide masking properties to alleviate bitterness and off-notes


Functional; These flavors provide richness and mouthfeel to positively impact taste profiles

natural flavors

These flavors satisfy consumer desire for ‘No Artificial Flavors’


These flavors do not contain any added genetically modified sourced ingredient


These flavors are Organic compliant and are suitable for any organic application

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Functional; These flavors provide performance improvement for healthy reduction and commodity replacement

Sweet Enhancer

Solutions that can help with shortening the onset of sweetness; increasing sweetness peak; reducing sweetness linger; and leveraging inherent sugar.


These flavors contain no animal, dairy, egg or honey products and are suitable for vegan applications

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