Dairy and Dairy-Free Masking Solutions

Dairy and Dairy-Free Masking Solutions

Masking off-notes and creating balanced flavor profiles in your dairy, dairy-free, and plant-based applications requires specialized flavor expertise and resources. At Edlong, we bring the expertise of a global team of R&D experts and over a century of flavor expertise and dairy knowledge to our masking solutions so we can offer the best solution for your masking challenges.

Dairy and Dairy-Free Masking Solutions

Edlong Masking Solutions: Everything Masking Can Be

Whether you’re looking to mask off-notes in plant-based or protein-fortified applications or improve the overall taste profile of your product, Edlong’s global team of dairy-flavor experts is uniquely skilled at leveraging and customizing our best-in-class library of dairy and dairy-free flavors to develop masking solutions for your specific application needs.

Food processing, fortification, heat treatment, the use of plant proteins, and reduction of ingredients like sugar or fat can result in off-notes and the need for masking flavors. No matter what drives your need, we offer expertise in achieving a balance between masking off-notes and letting the intrinsic flavor of your food or beverage shine through.

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Our flavors are available in a variety of forms, even ones that are heat stable and can overcome the most intense processing conditions. Other formats include liquid/oil-soluble, paste, spray dry, powder, emulsions, and more. We also certify flavors to meet your label restrictions such as Organic, Kosher Dairy, Kosher Pareve, Halal, Non-GMO, and Whole Foods Compliant.

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Often developers only consider flavors at the end of the product development process as a way to mask undesirable attributes. But the key is strategically working with flavors at the onset of the development process. In fact, by optimizing taste profiles throughout the entire product development process, innovation timelines can be accelerated.
Laura Enriquez Edlong Master Scientist, Strategic Applications

From sauces and dressings to bakery and snack foods, our dedicated and highly skilled team of flavorists offers extensive experience in developing masking flavors that are ideal for a wide range of applications. Edlong’s expertise in dairy flavors and their building blocks, as well as the latest in masking technologies, consumer trends, and cultural preferences, fuels our ability to support you in developing exceptional products to suit your specific needs.

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As consumers look for more and more out of their food, the food industry needs to find new ways to deliver great tasting food with all the nutritional benefits consumers are demanding. Natural Flavors can provide masking of off-notes and create balanced flavor profiles to make healthy foods taste great.
Julie Drainville Edlong Sensory Manager

Our R&D and Applications experts are at the ready to help you find the perfect solution, whether it’s a custom formulation or an option from our existing library of hundreds of ready-to-use flavors that can be applied in thousands of combinations. 

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

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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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