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predict consumer preference
so that we can optimize
every aspect of a product to
deliver what the consumer
wants. This allows our
clients to accelerate speed to
market time while ensuring
a successful product in the

Leveraging AI
technology, Edlong
is able to reduce
your developmental
timeline to deliver
authentic cheese
flavors. Several
profiles are predicted
to be preferred over
the taste of real
cheese, creating
opportunities to
upgrade your cheese
product's flavor,
label and cost-in-use
The outcome from the
research was the development
of six Dairy-Based Natural
Flavors that are equal to,
or higher than, the real
dairy benchmarks in terms
of consumer preference.
This means Edlong now
has yet another way to help
manufacturers deliver on
taste at a more attractive
price point, all while keeping
ingredients clean and simple
for the label.
Read more about the
flavors and learn how they
may assist with reducing
ingredient costs.

Real cheese and dairy
condiments elevate
craveability of
plant-based foods
Plant-based foods may be all the rage, but formulators must
remember that "plant-based" is not a synonym for "vegan."
There's no regulation around the term. In fact, there's nothing
preventing a plant-based food from containing cheese; after all,
cheese makes everything taste better.
Cheese sauce may be part of a pocket sandwich or used as
a topping on a frozen bowl meal. It can be formulated to carry
seasonings or diced vegetables, contributing extra flavors and
textures to the food. A sour cream cilantro lime dressing might be
part of a home-delivery meal kit for bean corn enchiladas.
A falafel-stuffed pita livens up when served with a side of tzatziki.
As the variety of plant-centric foods expands, the market is
growing. U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods grew 11.4%
in 2019, bringing the total plant-based market value to $5
billion, according to the Plants Based Foods Association. For
comparison, the total U.S. retail food market only grew 2.2% in
dollar sales during this same period.
For many, a plant-based diet is about being flexitarian. It's
mostly about eating less meat, not eliminating all animal
products. Dairy-based condiments provide familiar flavors,
inviting consumers to explore plant-centric foods.
Edlong's Dairy-Based Natural Flavors may replace some of the real
dairy ingredients in condiments, helping lower cost-in-use while at
the same time enhancing real dairy flavor. Plus, these heat-stable
flavors do not lose their strength during processing or reheating.


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