Krystal SF Quickset is a sugar-free, easy to compound GRAS hard candy base with a natural bitterness blocking technology to block bitter notes found in many APIs. This base was formulated have a slight sweet taste and distinct mouth-feel texture, quick set time, good mold release properties when used with our SmartPopps child-resistant lollipop system, produce a hard finished product, low moisture absorption in humid conditions, and good suspending properties. Krystal SF is a formulated hard candy base blend that can be sweetened, colored, and flavored- Great for making lollipops or hard lozenges in a free-flowing powder form that is workable down to roughly 110°C. Required hard product set time is 60 minutes at room temperature. Tech Sheet Available
Other products on the market simply mask flavor defects, Bitter-Bloc™ actually blocks flavor defects from reaching taste receptors on the tongue to prevent the bitter molecules from binding with the receptor sites. In effect, it gives the product a cleaner taste. This allows formulators to use ingredients that meet consumer demand without compromising on taste. Works to eliminate bitter, salty, metallic, astringent, and general off-notes in a variety of oral formulations.
Is Bitter-Bloc™ a sweetness modulator? Bitter-Bloc™ is not a sweetness modulator as it does not affect sweetness. However, in some cases tasters will notice an enhanced flavor profile. Since bitterness is a strong flavor, it often will overpower the other flavors present. Bitter-Bloc™ will bring down the bitterness perception to the point that other flavors are now able to be perceived.