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College-bound students apply scientific principles to create a winning ice cream and marketing campaign

Students graduating from Ice Cream UniversityWhite Marsh, MD--Seventeen local high school students with interest in science, culinary and marketing participated in this year's Ice Cream University hosted by TIC Gums at the TIC Gums 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 Campfire Delight was the creation of Sarah Ermatinger, Bel Air High School; Shayla Graves, Bel Air High School; Rebecca Jones, Bel Air High School; Monica Richmond, Eastern Technical High School; and Kevin Vickery, Havre de Grace High School. "Our ice cream is a modern interpretation of a s'more. Since it is a classic treat, we think this is a good flavor for any demographic," said a team representative. Campfire Delight will be produced and sold in early May at Broom's Bloom Dairy store located in Harford County.

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Sour cream dipTIC Gums will showcase its innovative Dairyblend products, at booth #1365 during the International Dairy Show in Chicago, Ill., November 3-6, 2013.

The Dairyblend line focuses on providing texture and stability solutions for the dairy industry, including yogurt, cultured creams, and organic products. Talk with our Gum Gurus® about Dairyblend SC-ASC, specially developed to manage texture and stability across the category of acid set and cultured dairy creams.

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Video-Cheese Sauce
In this latest episode of the popular internet series "Does This Have Gum In It?", Gum Guru® Maureen Akins talks about the benefits of using gums to replace or reduce fat content in cheese sauce without sacrificing key texture attributes. Also discussed is TIC Gums' alternative to fat in ravioli filling, Ticalose® CMC 15000. All of these were demonstrated earlier this year at the Restaurant Chefs Association (RCA) Annual Conference and Culinology Expo and now are available for those who were interested but unable to attend.

Better For You Foods

Consumers want to eat foods that are better for them, but prefer not to give up the satisfaction that comes with full fat in this and other, similar foods. Because of the fat content, milk and cream contribute "mouth coating" to both of the cheese sauces. Substituting any significant percentage of these with water alone would make them seem "thin" and "watery," clearing the palate quickly yielding a less satisfying experience. Combining the water with gums systems like these preserves the texture of cream and milk and reduces the amounts of these more costly ingredients needed. Consumers have the same positive eating experience and are not charged the higher price that would have been charged had gums not been substituted.

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Cookie with cheese and spicesTIC Gums will introduce Add-Here CSA to the Asian marketplace March 26-28, 2013 at the "Food Ingredients China 2013 Expo" inside the Shanghai World Exposition and Convention Center, booth 1J03/1K02. Add-Here CSA is a binder and film former that will stick inclusions like sesame or poppy seeds to baked goods.

Add-Here CSA works better than plain water, is less expensive than traditionally used egg wash and is non-allergenic. While costlier than plain water, Add-Here CSA provides excellent value as seeds, salt, sugar, and spices remain in place, providing a better experience for consumers that were not possible before. Applications for Add-Here CSA include sticking inclusions to bagels, crackers, chips, biscuits (cookies) and crisps.

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Bagels-Cream-Cheese_400Bakers, snack makers and other food manufacturers looking for substitutes for sugar and “egg-wash” will be in a better position to do so with Add-Here™ CSA from TIC Gums. Add-Here CSA is a proprietary blend of gums developed to stick spices, salt, seeds, and other topicals onto a variety of products. Add-Here CSA has low viscosity in solution, so it can be easily sprayed onto bagels, pretzels, crackers, and other applications where sticking spices or other topicals are preferred.

The company made this announcement at the SupplySide West 2012 trade event which occurs November 7 and 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV at the Venetian and Sands Expo Hall. The new Add-Here CSA line of products from TIC Gums allows for an allergen-free adhesion of food ingredients. 

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