Pumpkin Spice Flavor

How did pumpkin spice flavor infiltrate our food supply? Flavor scientists were the instigators. We came 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. 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. Pumpkin Spice Flavor Formula A good pumpkin spice flavor might have the following ingredients: Concentrated Vanilla Extract 10 fold Cinnamon Oleoresin Ginger Oleoresin Clove Oleoresin Nutmeg essential … [Read more...]

Bigelow Tea Eggnogg’n Review

Since moving to the Northwest seven years ago, I have become a huge tea fan. In the mornings, I allow myself one coffee drink and then switch to tea. I prefer tea with flavor, sweetener and milk.   Therefore, hearty comfort flavored teas are my favorite. Recently, at my local Albertson's, I found Eggnogg'n tea from Bigelow.  I've enjoyed a cup every morning since.  I prepare it with one packet of splenda and two tablespoons of light egg nog and find it very satisfying. Unfortunately, the flavor isn't too much like egg nog.  Personally, I find egg nog to have fruity rum notes, with vanilla, nutmeg and cream character.  There is little rum or nutmeg flavor in Eggnogg'n tea from Bigelow.   The tea is very buttery, caramelized and sweet, … [Read more...]