Creators Briefs

Help Mate
In response to a 2002 cocoa shortage, David Michael introduced a line of cocoa extenders, called Cocoa-Mate. Faced with an anticipated drop in cocoa production again this year, David Michael would like to remind its clients of the benefits of Cocoa-Mate. These customized flavors, which take into consideration both the type of cocoa and the total percentage of cocoa used in the finished product, are functionally capable of replacing up to 30 percent of the cocoa powder used in a finished food product. Cocoa-Mate can be customized for a number of applications, including ice cream, yogurt, beverages, puddings, toppings and bakery goods. Cocoa-Mate is available as either a Natural & Artificial or artificial flavor in a liquid or powder.
— David Michael & Co., www.dmflavors.com, (800) DM-FLAVORS
Sweet and Tart
Robertet has introduced new blackberry flavors. Sweet and luscious, blackberries possess a deep sweet-tart flavor profile. Robertet has captured the essence of blackberry and offers a delicious selection of blackberry flavors with various profiles including fresh, floral, jammy, ripe and seedy. Robertet’s Marionberry Flavor combines intense blackberry flavor with an enticing aroma and the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. For a burst of high-impact blackberry flavor, try our Xtreme Blackberry Flavor. Robertet’s blackberry flavors blend exceptionally well with other fruit flavors. The flavors are natural and work well in an extensive variety of applications.
— Robertet USA, www.robertet.com
Appetite Satisfied
The number of products containing Fabuless continues to grow with the launch of Optiwell Control, the German version of Campina’s popular Optimel brand. Optiwell Control follows the highly successful introduction of Optimel Control in the Netherlands, confirming the widespread consumer appeal of Fabuless-enriched dairy products that help consumers to manage their weight more easily. Dairy products containing Fabuless are already available in Italy and Portugal. Campina’s Optimel Control containing Fabuless was recently launched in the Netherlands and enjoyed significant commercial success, regularly selling out in many major outlets. Fabuless is an innovative combination of oat and palm oils (both naturally occurring dietary lipids) that is formulated in a novel emulsion. Its microstructure prevents the digestion of palm oil droplets until relatively deep in the small intestine. Because undigested fat arriving in the latter part of the small intestine triggers an “appetite satisfied” signal to the brain, consumers feel no need to take in more calories, can eat less and still feel satisfied. Optiwell Control will be available in raspberry and orange flavors in all major German retail outlets.
— DSM Food Specialties, www.dsmfoodspecialties.com