Hydrocolloid systems for maximizing nutritional value and flavor profiles will be featured

WHITE MARSH, Md., (September 18, 2017) – TIC Gums will introduce two hydrocolloid solutions that address clean label demands, flavor and nutritional demands, and FSMA compliance regulation concerns at SupplySide West 2017. Samples of ice pops with GuarNT® USA Flavor Free 5000 and an Instant Cinnamon Chocolate Protein Beverage with Ticaloid® Ultrasmooth CL will be available to try at the TIC Gums SupplySide West Booth #EE170.

Flavor Boosting Stabilizer: GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000

Food developers often use guar gum to prevent ice crystal formation in frozen treats, to thicken and add mouthfeel in sauces and dressings or to prevent runny instant oatmeal. Unfortunately for formulators, standard guar gum has a grassy, earthy smell and a beany, green flavor that can interfere with the sensory characteristics of foods with more delicate flavors. TIC Gums developed GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 to enable formulators to use guar gum in more of their applications without concerns over flavor masking.

ice cream GuarNT USA FF 5000


With its clean flavor profile, GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 can be used in a myriad of applications at usage levels that were not previously possible. Of samples containing GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000, Sensory panelists discovered the following:

  • Butter shortbread cookies displayed a more prevalent and distinguishable butter flavor
  • Vanilla ice cream presented a higher level of vanilla flavor and aroma
  • Plain oatmeal exhibited a more apparent oat flavor

Furthermore, since GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 is manufactured in the USA, typical FSMA regulations concerning guar are alleviated.

Clean Label Blend: Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL

As health and wellness trends continue to penetrate the instant beverage category, product developers are challenged with creating innovative, clean-label beverages that maximize nutritional value without negatively impacting sensory attributes. Fortified instant beverages have an increased amount of perceivable particulates due to the addition of vitamin-mineral blends, fiber, protein and other nutritional ingredients. Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL, from TIC Gums, is a hydrocolloid system that enhances texture and suspension in instant protein beverage applications. This cold water soluble system dissolves easily into solution, allowing consumers to experience the textural benefits.

instant protein beverage Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL

When tested, an instant chocolate protein beverage featuring Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL:

  • Masked the awareness of particulates in a way other gums alone did not, avoiding an undesirable, gritty mouthfeel
  • Dispersed in liquid more easily than the alternative samples, and featured the highest hydration rate. This ensures the beverage hydrates quickly and remains at a consistent viscosity so it can be consumed immediately or over a longer period of time

Technical papers for GuarNT USA Flavor Free 5000 and Ticaloid Ultrasmooth CL will be available at booth #EE170 along with exclusive formulations and product demonstrations.