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Old 05-20-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Artificial Flavoring

How do all of you feel about artificial flavoring in your foods?
I'll tolorate it if it's in candy, but if it's in anything else, I'll avoid it!


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Old 05-20-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm quite hqppy with the real thing. There was a news report recently about a chef who was marketing food flavored sprays to spray onto dishes before service. No thanks.

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Old 05-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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I'm not a fan of artificial flavorings since most of them only replicate the primary flavor component and totally miss out on the other underlying flavor components that add that roundness and fullness of the true flavor.

It's like trying to play a symphony with one instrument - you might get the melody but it will lack the harmony that rounds it out.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:02 AM   #4
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I think it should be avoided if at all possible.
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:04 AM   #5
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artificaily produces Aromas (Esters) are what`s used mostly, this gives the Illusion of "taste".

here`s a few: Ester smells
Ester - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

so for instance, you mix a little Methyl benzyl acetate with some sugar and a little citric acid in some fizzy water, add a little red food color and you Think you`re drinking cherry soda, it`s never Seen a cherry! :(
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