HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. – Sensient Flavors L.L.C. has introduced a new line of varietal cherry flavors that are suitable for food and beverage applications.

“Sensient’s cherry flavor portfolio was developed to address increasing consumer desire for pure and natural fruit varietals as a means of diversifying diets and embracing positive nutrition,” said Teresa Olah, marketing manager, flavor systems at Sensient Flavors. “Consumers are looking for more interesting options beyond ordinary fruits and vegetables. They are now drawn to fruit varietals and the flavor nuances they offer. Cherries are known for playing a role in sweet drinks or a pastry filling, but now they’re getting extra attention as consumers continue to explore versatile, flavorful and healthy food and drink options.”

The portfolio includes:

•Attika, a sweet and tangy flavor profile with high almond and floral notes;
•Black cherry, a sweet and light floral flavor profile;
•Duke, a sweet and mild flavor profile with a blend of sour and soft almond notes;
•Maraschino, a preserved and sweetened cherry with strong floral and sweet aromatic notes;
•Morello, a sour and acidic flavor profile; and
•Wild cherry, a soft floral flavor profile with sweet, fruity notes.