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Leader in Innovative Flavor Ingredients

About Butter Buds®

Butter Buds Inc. provides many of the world’s top food manufacturers, specialty food companies, and foodservice institutions with on-trend, better for you concentrated dairy flavors and specialty flavor ingredients by perfecting the art and science of concentrated flavor technology. In partnership with our customers, Butter Buds Inc. continues to push the boundaries of flavor technology. We do so with innovative flavor products and customized flavor solutions that respond to market trends including clean label, organic, dairy alternative and more.

Committed to high-quality ingredients and service, Butter Buds Inc. helps our customers deliver unique and trend-driven formulations in a wide range of applications—with healthier, cost-effective and convenient concentrated flavors that offer rich taste, superior mouthfeel and a long shelf life. Family-owned and in operation for nearly 40 years, Butter Buds Inc. puts customer service at the peak of its mission.

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Food Ingredients


Butter Buds Food IngredientsSM offers food manufacturers and specialty food companies the on-trend, better for you concentrated dairy flavors and other flavor ingredients they need to succeed in today’s food and beverage marketplace. With customer-focused R&D and our newly appointed applications lab, our experienced food technologists and product development specialists work closely with our customers. Together, we reformulate existing products and develop new ones to respond to market demands including clean label, organic and dairy alternative formulations. Committed to high-quality ingredients and customer service, Butter Buds Food Ingredients offers unique flavor profiles and functionality for delicious, healthy, imaginative products that sell.

Foodservice


Butter Buds Foodservice products offer convenient rich butter and cheese flavor, reduced labor costs and minimal food storage concerns. Made from real butter and cheese using a proprietary process, our better-for-you foodservice items add flavor to endless recipes while reducing fat, cholesterol and calories. Committed to using premium ingredients and offering exceptional service, Butter Buds Foodservice helps foodservice managers meet their nutrition and budgetary goals––every day.

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Foodservice


Butter Buds Foodservice products offer convenient rich butter and cheese flavor, reduced labor costs and minimal food storage concerns. Made from real butter and cheese using a proprietary process, our better-for-you foodservice items add flavor to endless recipes while reducing fat, cholesterol and calories. Committed to using premium ingredients and offering exceptional service, Butter Buds Foodservice helps foodservice managers meet their nutrition and budgetary goals––every day.

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Commitment to Customer Service


At Butter Buds Inc., we believe our success comes from our company-wide commitment to exceptional customer service. Family-owned and operated, our family values guide everything we do as a business. Our goal is to partner with our customers to help them achieve success. Our customer-focused R&D and applications lab allow our experienced food technologists, product development specialists and nutritionists to work with our customers to improve existing products and develop new ones.

Community & Industry


Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, our facility is home to production, processing and warehouse operations. As a responsible member of our community, Butter Buds Inc. cares about the potential impact our manufacturing plant has on our local environment. As a result, we are a charter member of Green Racine, an environmentally-friendly initiative established by businesses in our community that is the first of its kind in the nation. Butter Buds Inc. has been selected to participate in the Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) , a program that encourages sustainable business practices in Wisconsin.

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Community & Industry


Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, our facility is home to production, processing and warehouse operations. As a responsible member of our community, Butter Buds Inc. cares about the potential impact our manufacturing plant has on our local environment. As a result, we are a charter member of Green Racine, an environmentally-friendly initiative established by businesses in our community that is the first of its kind in the nation. Butter Buds Inc. has been selected to participate in the Profitable Sustainability Initiative (PSI) , a program that encourages sustainable business practices in Wisconsin.

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Creating Concentrated Flavor Ingredients


At Butter Buds Inc., we are dedicated to one mission…to create the very best healthful flavor concentrates and ingredients. We control the entire manufacturing process, resulting in products with unvarying quality and dependable performance. From product development to marketing to operations, our experienced Butter Buds Inc. team is dedicated to our mission. Our customers know they can always depend on us to assist them with their product development challenges.

Unlocking Flavor Technology


Butter Buds Inc. utilizes a proprietary enzyme-modification process to unlock the hidden flavors in dairy and other fats. Flavors that are locked in dairy fat molecules are hundreds of times more intense than those released upon normal consumption. This process produces concentrated flavors that are up to 400 times more intense than the original dairy commodity and is responsible for the authentic butter, cream and cheese flavor.

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Unlocking Flavor Technology


Butter Buds Inc. utilizes a proprietary enzyme-modification process to unlock the hidden flavors in dairy and other fats. Flavors that are locked in dairy fat molecules are hundreds of times more intense than those released upon normal consumption. This process produces concentrated flavors that are up to 400 times more intense than the original dairy commodity and is responsible for the authentic butter, cream and cheese flavor.

State-of-the-art Facility


In Racine, Wisconsin, our customers can explore the next generation of ingredients and technology. Whether it’s with the applications technologists in our new 8,000 sq. ft. applications lab or the scientists that make up our R&D staff, we help them develop new products and formulation possibilities. Here, in the heart of the Midwest, the Buhlers and our talented team of employees continue to anticipate, explore, research and discover solutions for the tastes of tomorrow.

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State-of-the-art Facility


In Racine, Wisconsin, our customers can explore the next generation of ingredients and technology. Whether it’s with the applications technologists in our new 8,000 sq. ft. applications lab or the scientists that make up our R&D staff, we help them develop new products and formulation possibilities. Here, in the heart of the Midwest, the Buhlers and our talented team of employees continue to anticipate, explore, research and discover solutions for the tastes of tomorrow.