“Kerosine, like petrol or gasoline”
Soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional soft drink tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of kerosine character.
Pentadiene is produced by contaminant yeasts and moulds from the preservative sorbic acid. Sorbates are sometimes added to soft drinks to protect against microbiological spoilage. Pentadiene imparts a flavour note to affected products which is typically described as kerosine-like with additional descriptors of plastic, paint and geranium depending on the concentration.
Food grade | Free from sensory impurities | Extensively tested | Safe to smell and taste.