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Butter Buds® Solutions for Your Best Yet Taste & Texture

Improve Baked Goods Taste and Texture with Butter Buds® Solutions

Feb 23, 2022

(February 23, 2022) Racine, WI – Butter Buds® Inc., a global leader in dairy and non-dairy concentrates, recently highlighted a range of ingredient solutions that help manufacturers improve the flavor and texture of clean label bakery products such as par-baked breads. Butter Buds’ flavor solutions are made from real butter, cheese and other fats, which allows them to provide both flavor and other functional characteristics that typical flavors cannot provide. Now par-baked breads can taste rich and delicious while having an ingredient list that is shorter and easier for consumers to understand.

Food manufacturers have spent several years working to clean up and simplify ingredient decks as clean label hit mainstream. Euromonitor estimated clean label food sales to be worth over $180 million in 2020 as consumers spent more time reading ingredient labels. Many R&D teams have been tasked to overcome flavor and texture issues that can occur with clean label bakery products. Par-baked doughs can be especially challenging given that they are frozen, thawed and then ultimately baked before serving. Water lost during the process contributes to flavor and texture deficits driving many to seek out new formulation solutions.

“Butter Buds label-friendly butter and cheese flavors have been around for more than forty years,” said Michael Ivey, National Sales Director, Butter Buds Inc. “Because our ingredients are made from real butter, cheese and other fats, it allows the ingredient declaration to read ‘natural flavor’. Our flavor solutions add richness and texture to bakery products, helping our customers meet the ever-increasing demand for cleaner labels. Having our hard-working ingredients in the matrix often means manufacturers can reduce usage of other commodity ingredients such as butter resulting in a bakery product that not only has a cleaner, simpler label but also provides a rich, satisfying taste and texture.”

“Many manufacturers are also working to expand offerings to include lifestyle options such as keto-friendly alternatives,” said Zachary Fuchs, International Business Development Manager, Butter Buds Inc. “The rise in these alternative products often leads bakers to seek solutions to improve the mouthfeel of low-fat, healthier items such as cheese breads, rolls and other specialty breads. Our flavor solutions help add richness and create a fatty mouth feel while masking off notes to ensure your next keto-friendly bakery products taste as great as their full fat counterparts.”

Butter Buds offers a wide range of flavor solutions that are ideally suited to a variety of clean label bakery applications. They work synergistically with other ingredients such as butter, cheeses and fats to boost the overall flavor impact and improve the finished bakery product. Flavor solutions for clean label bakery products include:

  • Butter Buds 32X – A concentrated flavor providing rich butter flavor enhancement
  • Cheese Buds – Cheese Flavor Enhancers available in various combinations depending on desired flavor profile
  • Butter Buds CL – a non-maltodextrin butter enhancer
  • Dried Cream Extract/Cream – helps mask off notes, improves texture and bite, also increases richness and mouth feel
  • Cocoa Butter Buds – increases richness and improves mouth feel

“Our customers can count on us to deliver rich flavor without compromising functionality to ensure taste and performance sure to satisfy consumers,” said Ivey. “Our applications experts are ready to help identify the ideal flavor and functional building block combination to improve the taste and flavor of your next bakery product.”

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Butter Buds ® Inc. manufactures a wide array of concentrated dairy flavors made from fresh butter, cream and cheese. Butter Buds® also offers a line of innovative flavor concentrates that provide unique flavor characteristics – Butter Buds-Bacon™, CocoaButter Buds® and Dried Beer Extract. To address today’s clean label trend, Butter Buds® provides a variety of clean label options including Certified Organic and non-dairy dairy flavors.

For additional information, please contact:

Butter Buds ® Inc.

(262) 598-9900