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The way that a food or drink feels in the mouth, being primarily a response to texture but also to flavor.
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the texture of a substance as it is perceived in the mouth: the wine has a good mouthfeel.
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the tactile sensation a food gives to the mouth: a creamy mouthfeel.
[1980–85; Amer.]
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In other words, the most important steps a winery can take to improve mouthfeel are trial and testing--not simply purchasing.
Bontex is a key ingredient for bringing consumers both excellent flavour and mouthfeel, as well as important nutritional properties.
Synergy's Dairy Ingredients include Mouthfeel Enhancers, which employ the inherent properties of dairy ingredients, such as whey butter and protein, to naturally build back flavour and mouthfeel when fat is reduced by up to 30 per cent.
Following a balanced-incomplete-block design, 196 consumers evaluated two of eight products for their acceptability of appearance, color, aroma, overall taste, sourness, fruity flavor, mouthfeel (thickness) and overall liking, using a nine-point hedonic scale.
The transfat free product has a low calorie value and a creamy mouthfeel. It comes in dry powder form for ease of handling and is pre-emulsified for wet use.
Forti-Cal Plus enables beverage manufacturers to develop products with a higher DV of calcium without compromising taste, appearance, mouthfeel or cost.
Each product was judged double-blind, or without brand identification, on a variety of criteria including taste, aroma, freshness, mouthfeel and overall impression.
For the consumer, the main features created through using Sherex products are scoopability, mouthfeel, creaminess, firmness and controlled meltdown and a texture that is stable to temperature variations in transit or moving in and out of the fridge.
Medium-sweet toffee apple flavour with a hint of tart acid that soon gives way to a pleasant lingering mouthfeel of sweet apple.
Vigorous and rich, this stand-out champagne is made only from black grapes and the 50/50 blend of pinot noir and pinot meunier balances freshly baked bread aromas with a full and luscious mouthfeel, finishing with refreshing citrus fruits on the handsome finish.
Good mouthfeel, but I would drink it now, I wouldn't try to cellar it as they suggest" (Goose Island says the beer will "develop in the bottle for five years.")
To its customers, GELITA also stands for new, sometimes unconventional product ideas, such as low-fat/low-calorie chocolate, fortified beverages and ice cream with an unprecedented mouthfeel, to mention just a few examples.