What am I eating? Capric acid, Decanoic acid, Coconut Oil and MCTs

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The first organic chemists discovered new compounds and gave them names based on the source of the compound. For example, Capric acid, which has a heavy dairy fat aroma and is found in goat milk, was named after caper-; the Latin meaning goat. Common names were given arbitrarily, not rationally or systematically. Therefore, a systematic way of naming organic chemicals was developed, IUPAC nomenclature. This naming system identifies how the carbon atoms of a given compound are bonded together and what functional groups present in the compound. For example, Capric acid is also called Decanoic acid because it is a 10 carbon chain fatty acid; deca meaning 10. In the flavor industry,both common and IUPAC names are used. Part of the exam to … [Read more...]

Dove Coconut Creme Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Eggs, Flavor Review

Dove Coconut Creme Milk chocolate eggs

Just in: a new study finds that people who eat chocolate several times a week are leaner than people who don't eat chocolate regularly. Great news for those of us who consider chocolate a  food group. All the more reason to make a big purchase of chocolate this Easter! Dove is marketing a coconut crème chocolate egg for the holidays. Personally, I am averse to chocolate and coconut, but Almond Joy tastes good, so it's worth a shot. How are Dove chocolate coconut eggs?  They are ordinary. Ordinary because I'd like to improve the product by adding real coconut shreds to the coconut oil, natural & artificial flavor and skim milk center. Thankfully the coconut flavor is balanced perfectly with the milk chocolate: just a hint. There is … [Read more...]

SOBE lifewater Pacific Coconut with coconut water, review

Sobe lifewater Pacific Coconut with coconut water

It's good to see a beverage manufacturer providing a solution for the unpleasant tasting coconut water on the market. Last year I reviewed Zico pineapple & citrus flavored coconut water and was impressed with how I felt (amazingly refreshed & hydrated), but could hardly manage to drink the entire beverage. Coconut water has bitter rancid fat note that I find unappealing. My thoughts are that coconut water needs some sugar or sweetener to mask the bitter rancid flavor. The team at Sobe beverage must have thought the same thing. Because lifewater with coconut water contains sugar and Reb A (a natural high potency sweetner from Stevia extract). Sobe beverage also decided to lower the amount of coconut water, from 100% to 10%. This … [Read more...]