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TIC Gums and Cornell University Award 2015 Ice Cream University Winner
Monday, 30 March 2015 11:56

College-bound students create a winning ice cream and marketing campaign

WHITE MARSH, MD. (March 30, 2015) -- Sixteen local high school students with interests in science, culinary and marketing participated in this year's Ice Cream University hosted by TIC Gums at the Texture Innovation Center in White Marsh, MD. The program is based on Cornell University's Food Science 101 course which is required for incoming freshman of the College of Food Science. TIC Gums sponsored each student's $500 program fee and provided home ice cream makers upon program completion.

The winning ice cream named Holy Cannoli was the creation of Lauren Impallaria, Bel Air High School; Gabrielle Ingoglia, Patterson Mill High School; Madelyn Miller, Edgewood High School; and Rebekah Paradis, Fallston High School. "We all either have an Italian background or grew up making ice cream at home. This cannoli flavor just seemed like the perfect combination," said a team representative. Holy Cannoli will be produced and sold in the coming weeks at Broom's Bloom Dairy store located in Harford County.

Tim Andon, business development manager at TIC Gums and Cornell alumnus, led the five week course. "This is a great opportunity to expose students to the field of food science and possible career paths within the industry. Students not only create the ice cream but they work together to develop a winning marketing campaign."

The first weeks of study focused on scientific principles such as emulsions, overrun calculation, ice crystal formation and statistical know-how for tracking and maintaining quality. The attention then turned to flavor selection and inclusions like nuts, chocolate or fruit, before finalizing the product packaging and marketing.

Students' ice cream and marketing presentations were judged Saturday, March 28 by a tasting panel including Elizabeth Haven, executive vice president of TIC Gums; Tristan J. Zuber, dairy foods specialist at Cornell University; Robert Limpert, supervisor of business, technology and magnet programs of Harford County Public Schools; Mary Beth Stapleton, coordinator of grants, business and community partnerships of Harford County Public Schools; Michelle Mason, family and consumer science teacher at Fallston High School; and Kate Dallam, owner of Broom's Bloom Dairy.

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TIC Gums' Ice Cream University 2015

 
TIC Gums Adds Solutions for Low pH Beverages to Ready-to-Drink Portfolio
Friday, 13 March 2015 14:34

Stabilizers for Acidified BeveragesWHITE MARSH, Md., (March 16, 2015) – TIC Gums now has solutions for low pH, ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages such as drinkable yogurt and dairy-based smoothies with juice. Dairyblend Acidified Beverage 120 and Dairyblend Acidified Beverage 880F target product development challenges associated with low pH dairy beverages, including protein stabilization and texture modification.
Dairyblend Acidified Beverage 120 stabilizes protein in low pH RTD beverages with minimal impact on viscosity while increasing the uniformity of color and the rate at which the product clears the mouth. This results in a product with a clean flavor release and no visual separation.

Dairyblend Acidified Beverage 880F addresses stabilization challenges in low pH RTD beverages that contain fat. This system impacts mouth coating, works at low viscosity and reduces the awareness of particulates.

As health trends, such as added protein, continue to grow in the beverage industry, new requirements arise around texture and stability. TIC Gums' Gum Gurus® utilize their extensive hydrocolloid knowledge and state-of-the art pilot plant to work in tandem with product developers and find solutions that fit specific texture and stabilization needs.

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TIC Gums Announces New Video Series: The Basics of Food Gums
Friday, 20 February 2015 11:45

Food Gums Video SeriesWHITE MARSH, Md., (February 23, 2015) – TIC Gums released an industry-first The Basics of Food Gums video series to help food and beverage manufacturers explain to their customers what gums are, where they come from and why they are used. The videos also support the clear label trend for transparency about what is in consumers' food and where ingredients are sourced.

"Gums have been part of the human diet for thousands of years but consumers tend to be unfamiliar with their names and don't really know what they are, where they come from or the purpose they serve in their food. What little information that is available online can be confusing or misleading," explained Greg Andon, president of TIC Gums.

These videos close the gap between the perception and reality of food gums. View the first two episodes of The Basics of Food Gums series available at www.ticgums.com/food-gums.

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TIC Gums Releases Solution to Agar Shortage for Icings and Glazes
Friday, 30 January 2015 14:06

Glazed coffee rollWHITE MARSH, Md., (February 2, 2015) –TIC Gums has introduced a new stabilizer system for icing and glaze applications. Ticaloid DG 671® is designed to perform similarly to agar at a lower usage level, providing cost-in-use savings and an answer to a shifting agar market.

Agar is often the preferred stabilizer for icings and glazes as it controls water migration, aids in icing retention and creates a finished product that is easy to apply. Due to market fluctuations and limited availability the cost of agar has increased, causing developers to search for alternatives.

 
TIC Gums Extends Line of Beverage Stabilizers to Include Non-GMO and Organic
Friday, 02 January 2015 10:23

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WHITE MARSH, Md., (January 05, 2014) –TIC Gums is excited to announce an extended portfolio of texture and stabilization solutions for instant beverages.

Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth, a cold water soluble hydrocolloid system which effectively decreases astringency and the perception of particulates in instant beverages, has been a valuable tool for product formulators. Due to the success of Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth, TIC Gums has expanded its portfolio of texture and stability solutions for instant protein beverages to include non-GMO and organic options.

Fortified instant beverages continue to grow in popularity due to ease-of-use and perceived nutritional benefits. As this market grows, the consumer base has also expanded to include those that expect an enhanced sensory experience.

Utilizing the Texture Revolution® Lexicon, TIC Gums has formulated non-GMO and organic options to improve the texture of fortified instant beverages that require substantial mouth coating and a reduction in the awareness of particulates. The new products include:

Formulation requires careful consideration of ingredient selection and usage levels. Product developers are encouraged to engage with TIC Gums' in-house food scientists, known as Gum Gurus®, to identify and determine the best solution to fit their specific texture and stabilization challenges and label declaration requirements. Chat with a Gum Guru

Resources

Stabilizer Recommendations for Instant Protein Beverages learn more

Video: Solving Texture Issues in Instant Protein Beverages watch

Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth & Other Stabilizers for Instant Drinks more information

 
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