Comax Flavors has Developed a Clear Oak Extract

Melville, New York November 5, 2010 – Comax Flavors has recently applied its advanced flavor development technologies to creating a new reduced-cost oak extract which is as clear as water. It can be used anywhere that fluid extract, solid extract, distillate or essence is used.

According to Thomas Buell, Flavor Lab Manager for Comax Flavors, “Our TTB Natural Oak Fluid Extract Type Flavor can be used to replace oak fluid extract in most formulations. With less than 0.1% art top-note added, the flavor can also substitute for some or all of the oak extract in an alcoholic beverage product where the standard of identity does not apply, with no limitation on usage. While it was originally developed for alcoholic beverages, this exciting new product can be used virtually anywhere an oak impact is desired.  It is a cost-effective way of giving spirits the sophisticated complexities of aged-in-oak quality.”

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In light of the skyrocketing costs associated with oak products, the new product was designed to replace oak extracts across a wide range of food and beverage applications. It is ideal for use wherever there is an added value to a clear, water-white appearance and is advantageous for delivering aged alcoholic beverage notes into sauces or beverage mixers, as well as adding depth to flavors such as vanilla or cranberry. It is also available as a natural type flavor.

About Comax Flavors

Comax Flavors was founded in 1977 and remains today a family-run company. Comax is a major innovator in flavor and aroma chemical technologies, using vertical integration to effectively manage all the critical steps in the development process. From its considerable investment in R&D to its advanced manufacturing capabilities, Comax is ideally positioned to help its clients differentiate and distinguish themselves from their competitive environments with a wide variety of taste-appealing, cost-effective flavor solutions – solutions that specifically address the interests and desires of today’s health- and value-conscious consumers