Balchem Encapsulates, a business segment of Balchem Corporation, today showcased yet another food ingredient that is a direct result of their innovative encapsulated technology and their ambition to help create foods that were never before thought possible.

While other ingredient companies strive to simply encapsulate flavor in products, Balchem’s goal is to develop products that are out of the ordinary. Their latest revolutionary product, a hydrophobic root beer flavoring for ice cream, Encap Carbon Dioxide (Co2) Inclusion, will take ice cream to a new level.

“It’s one thing to eat a bowl of tasty ice cream, but it’s quite another when the ice cream begins popping in your mouth as root beer flavoring overtakes your taste buds,” says Winston Samuels, Ph.D, vice president and general manager of Balchem Encapsulates. “We actually conceived the idea of the mouth-watering root beer flavoring, formulated the raw materials, developed the prototype with the correct coloring and flavoring and put it in ice cream. We were quite excited to learn that it really worked.”

Balchem’s cutting-edge technology makes it possible for them to create nutrient-fortified foods that are appealing to the senses – sight, sound and taste – and make them come to life in your mouth to provide an ‘interactive’ eating experience. Many food manufacturers would regard this as ‘unthinkable,’ but Balchem likes to think of it as encapsulating sensory for food.

What If You Could … Now You Can

This far-fetched idea may seem quite peculiar, but ‘interactive’ root beer flavoring is just the beginning for Balchem. Technology of this magnitude can only lead to even more innovations for the food industry and Balchem will continue to employ their creative thinking and harness their vast resources and patented encapsulation technologies to create new ingredient formulations that will benefit the food industry.

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“We are planting the seeds of creativity and providing a place for those seeds to blossom and grow,” says Samuels. “The word ‘not’ is absent from our vocabulary and when put to the test, Balchem Encapsulates can create the unthinkable.”

About Balchem

Balchem Encapsulates ( has been developing, strengthening and continually enhancing its world class encapsulated products for 30 years. Balchem provides high-performance encapsulated products globally to the food, animal nutrition and health, pet food and plastics market.

In this rapidly changing world of technological advances, Balchem has applied its knowledge to an expansive, diversified line of encapsulated food ingredients, which are used in a variety of applications such as nutritional fortification, dough leavening and condition, flavor enhancement and meat processing.

Balchem Encapsulates keeps abreast of all advances in safety and regulations in order to satisfy a broad base of customers. The company’s high-quality product line and responsive customer service have established Balchem as a leader in the field. This ongoing commitment to maintaining standards of excellence will continue to be the foundation of Balchem’s operating philosophy.