Pumpkin Pie Flavor

pumpkin pie (Taste of Home)

How did pumpkin spice flavor infiltrate our food supply? Flavor scientists were the instigators. We come up with a good flavor and want everyone to use it in every food imaginable. Most flavor scientists are confident (if not egotistical) and believe that everyone will love their creation and will want to flavor their food products with it. Some favorite pumpkin pie flavored foods are: egg nog, waffles, tea, lattes, chocolate, muffins, cakes and ice cream. Typically, pumpkin spice flavor blends well in fatty sweet foods that we typically enjoy in Fall & Winter. A good pumpkin spice flavor might have the following ingredients: Concentrated Vanilla Extract 10 fold Cinnamon Oleoresin Ginger Oleoresin Clove … [Read more...]

Chobani Greek Yogurt Vanilla Review

Chobani Greek Yogurt, vanilla flavor

I was in love with Chobani Greek yogurt, until I tried vanilla flavor. The texture and creaminess of this yogurt is delicious, but the vanilla flavor is terrible. Vanilla is my favorite flavor,  I stock a 16 oz of Costco's vanilla extract in my kitchen . You can  use vanilla extract in about everything sweet: milk, hot cocoa, cakes, lattes, teas, cookies, etc. Vanilla enhances flavor and adds a nice creamy sweetness to foods and beverages.  The vanilla flavor used in the Chobani Greek yogurt did none of this.  Chobani vanilla yogurt started out sweet and beany, but had a terrible smokey,woody character that came on strong and lingered unpleasantly.  The vanilla flavor did not balance well with the tart yogurt. The ingredients in Chobani … [Read more...]