Kerry launches Tastesense™ Sweet Organic Certified for beverages

The first certified-organic sweet modulator for the U.S. beverage market, Tastesense Sweet Organic Certified delivers a clean, sweet taste, with excellent mouthfeel and a balanced flavor profile.

Kerry (Beloit, WI) introduced Tastesense Sweet Organic Certified, the first certified-organic sweet modulator for the U.S. beverage market. The ingredient delivers a clean, sweet taste, with excellent mouthfeel and a balanced flavor profile.

“The North American market continues to move toward beverages with clear, clean-label claims,” said Angela Getzel, business development director at Kerry, in a press release. “Product marketers and formulators alike are looking intently at organic ingredients. Kerry is the first supplier on the market with an organic-certified modulator that enables customers to reach these important goals. There is a significant opportunity to serve the growing market for refreshing, organic beverages.”

The modulator is available in a powder format for use in applications such as flavored sparkling water, low- to no-sugar beverages, functional and energy drinks, and for both high- and low-ABV alcoholic beverages. It meets the National Organic Program (NOP) standards listed in 7CFR part 205 and is halal-certified, kosher-suitable and TTB-approvable. It is also clean for labeling purposes and can be listed on the ingredient label as “Natural Flavoring.”

“Tastesense Sweet Organic Certified not only brings sweetness but also adds the important mouthfeel perception—often missing when sugar content is reduced or eliminated,” adds Getzel. “This organic solution enhances the overall flavor profile of a beverage to deliver a holistic taste experience. Taste is king with consumers, and so it’s vital organic beverages have taste profiles consumers will love. Our solution in conjunction with our extensive organic certified flavor portfolio helps deliver on that goal.”