Food Ingredient Products


Full Flavor Potential of Real Butter

Butter Buds Inc. releases the full potential of real butter, cheese and other fats to create flavorful concentrated dairy and non-dairy ingredients. To create Butter Buds® dairy flavor concentrates and dairy alternative concentrated flavors, we combine our unique enzyme modification process and encapsulation technologies. The results provide a more satisfying eating experience and better nutritional profile at a lower total ingredient cost. Choose from shelf-stable powders and easy-to-use pastes. Butter Buds® dairy alternative concentrates provide the same features and benefits of our dairy ingredients without the allergen.

Key Benefits


Ingredient Cost Savings

Because Butter Buds® are so highly concentrated, they are typically used at extremely low application levels (usually <1.0%). This reduces total ingredient cost without sacrificing quality or label appeal.

Reduce Fat

The extremely low application levels recommended for Butter Buds® products result in the contribution of less than 0.1% fat in finished products. With Butter Buds®, low-fat products can be formulated to retain the flavor and eating pleasure of a full-fat product.

Richer Mouth Feel

The rich flavor of Butter Buds® fools the palate into perceiving a richer, fuller, more complex mouthfeel than is otherwise available in low-fat formulations.

Enhance Other Flavors

Butter Buds® products enhance other food flavors such as chocolate and vanilla in sweet products and garlic in savory offerings.

Mask Off-Flavors

Off-notes present challenges in many food systems. Even at low application levels, Butter Buds® can effectively mask undesirable off-flavors, such as those found in plant-based proteins or vitamin dense goods.

Round Out Harsh Notes

Butter Buds® concentrated flavors round out harsh notes from pepper and other spices without changing the desired flavor profile.

Stable Pricing

The prices of dairy commodities can fluctuate wildly, making it a real challenge to control costs. Butter Buds® prices have proven to be very stable, helping to regulate costs and margins.

Our Applications Experts Keep You Ahead of the Competition


Our team lives and breathes food science, nutrition, sensory analysis and product development. With a brand new, state-of-the-art lab and test kitchen facility—and decades of experience—we’ll develop a solution with your name on it.

Our Applications Experts Keep You Ahead of the Competition


Our team lives and breathes food science, nutrition, sensory analysis and product development. With a brand new, state-of-the-art lab and test kitchen facility—and decades of experience—we’ll develop a solution with your name on it.