“Acetaldehyde, like green apple, fermenting fruit or emulsion paint”
Certified soft drinks flavour standard used to train professional soft drink tasters to recognize and scale the intensity of acetaldehyde character.
Acetaldehyde is present at a low level in many soft drinks, imparting an apple-like odour, reminiscent of emulsion paint when present at higher concentrations. Origins include degradation of plastic bottles or alcoholic fermentation by contaminant yeasts or bacteria.
Food grade | Free from sensory impurities | Extensively tested | Safe to smell and taste.