Now, as you can see from this comparison, all of these criteria have to be BALANCED and INTEGRATED AS ONE. The first impact as well as the ending notes are equally important. The duration and timing, the sweetness level and complexities all play a part in delivering a satisfactory taste from the very first bite (or sip). In most applications, we expect the flavours and sweet taste to be at its peak in the first few seconds without much lingering of the flavours. The sweetness level should complement, not mask, the other flavours to deliver the enjoyable consumer tasting experience.
All of the above criteria have to play their parts, in the perfect amount and in the right timing, to create this beautiful piece of sweet treat. This is why sugar substitution is not as simple as how sweet it is. It involves the complexity and functionality that can eventually lead to a very different result if not fully integrated as one.
“When we talk about taste, we’re talking about just the stuff that interacts with your tongue, the sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami taste buds. Flavor, on the other hand, is a combination of taste, aroma, texture, what you can hear, what you can see—all of those senses coming together to take the experience to another level.” – David Kamen (More about how he differentiates flavours and taste here)
At NutraEx Food Inc., we fully understand these complexities and are equipped with the skills and technology to deliver the beautiful, harmonized results for your bakery. Our patented, encapsulated sweeteners are naturally sourced and are suitable different applications.
In many applications, where high-intensity sweeteners like Stevia extract is to be used, you cannot simply replace sugar with another natural sweetener directly. With any high potency stevia extract, you can be off by only 10 PPM and the final product can spell disaster.
Most applications require some adjustments to the formula, to replace the functionality and space that was provided by sugar. We understand the intricate tweaks that are necessary to produce a truly great tasting food product with stevia or monk fruit as the sweetener. A delicate balance is necessary to reach an optimal taste profile.
Our goal is to deliver low-to-no-sugar sweets so satisfying that everyone can still enjoy their favourite treat. Whatever is driving your need for sugar reduction, our team at SugarLike will help you discover and adapt to the rapidly changing demands and create the product of your dream.