Taste Improvement (Masking)

Taste Improvement (Masking)

With 100+ years of dairy flavor experience, a global team of application experts, and the world’s largest library of dairy and diary-free building blocks, Edlong is uniquely qualified to help you mask off-notes and create balanced flavor profiles to ensure your products’ success.

Dairy Can Be The Solution to Masking Off-Notes

The increasing consumer demand for better-for-you, environmentally friendly, and protein-fortified foods and beverages comes with an inherent challenge: the need to mask off-notes often associated with the novel ingredients required to develop these products. As taste continues to be the #1 driver of consumers’ food and beverage preferences, we understand that eliminating undesirable flavor attributes is critical to your product’s success.

Our team of flavorists are experts in leveraging our comprehensive dairy flavor library, which includes flavors designed specifically for masking, to eliminate and hide off-notes.

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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

Authentic Dairy & Dairy-Free Solutions

Edlong’s sweetness enhancement capabilities deliver a host of potential benefits to meet your application’s requirements. From shortening the onset of sweetness to increasing sweetness peak and reducing sweetness linger, to complimenting and leveraging existing or inherent sugar already in your product (i.e., fructose in fruit juices, lactose in milk, etc.), or even helping suppress acidity, bitterness, and astringency as a holistic approach.

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The extensive knowledge of our food and sensory scientists, chefs and applications experts can deliver the masking solutions you need to offer your consumers improved nutrition and healthier products that taste great.

Let’s start innovating together.

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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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