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Flavor Modification and Natural Sweeteners

We need to reformulate without sucralose and Ace-K. Do you have sweetening alternatives that won’t add calories? 

Yes. ClearMask’s natural, non-caloric sweeteners offer a range of options to replace sucralose and Ace-K (acesulfame potassium). Customers tell us that ClearMask sweeteners also improve product flavor and work well in any application where sucralose or Ace-K (sometimes called acesulfame K) is used: beverages, baked goods, sauces, candies, frozen desserts, yogurt, and more.


What's the difference between a flavor mask and a flavor modifier? 

Every flavor is made up of many components. To achieve great flavor in a food or beverage formula, we balance the positive characteristics and reduce the off-notes. A mask tones down an off-flavor. A modifier can reduce or boost an aspect of flavor. ClearMask solutions seek flavor balance that delivers the fullest experience, without adding calories or synthetic ingredients.


Are ClearMask flavor masks all natural?

Yes. Most customers want all-natural flavor solutions, but N&A options are also available on request. 


Do you have flavor masks for CBD?

Yes. We're getting a lot of requests for CBD flavor solutions. It's a particular challenge because of CBD oil's nature when incorporated into foods and beverages in different packaging, like bottles or cans. We have water soluble and oil miscible masks and sweeteners suited to tone down CBD's flavor issues.  
How do your sweeteners compare in cost to sugar?

We have a ClearMask sweetening solution to fit most budgets while still delivering the quality sweetening experience consumers expect.  

Are ClearMask sweeteners all natural?

Yes. ClearMask Sweeteners, Sugar Replacers, Sweetness Enhancers, Fiber Sweet, and Sweetener Perfecters fit an "all natural" product declaration.


What’s FOS?

Fructo-oligosaccharides are a dietary fiber with low caloric value—just 2 Kcal/gram. It has no effect on blood sugar, making it an increasingly popular choice for low-glycemic index foods and beverages.


Is FOS considered a natural ingredient?

Yes. FOS is extracted from a variety of common plants and has been safely used in US-produced foods and beverages since the 1980s. Today, FOS is gaining interest as a prebiotic ingredient. 


How is FOS declared as an ingredient?

The FDA has approved these options:

  • FOS

  • oligofructose

  • fructo-oligosaccharide 

  • sc-FOS 

  • short chain fructo-oligosaccharide

How much FOS can I put in a product? 

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FDA Typical Use Levels of Fructooligosaccharides in General Food Categories

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