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Bottles and Lids (10 Pack)

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10 Bottles and Lids to create your own beverages

Bottle: 300ML NATURAL JUICE BOTTLE 38MM SNAP SCREW FINISH. HDPE material

Lid: 38MM BLUE SNAP SCREW T/E CLOSURE. PP Material

 

CYO BEVERAGES

When making your own beverages you will need to consider the following items:

Flavours
Sweeteners
Stabilisers
Emulsifiers
Food Acid
Preservative
Active Ingredients
Bottles and Lids
Water

Flavours: These can be in liquid or powder form. Usually flavour is added at 0.5% to 4% of the total mixture. It’s best to start at the lower end of the scale and work your way up until you are happy with the taste.

Sweeteners: There are many types of sweeteners available all with varying levels of sweetness. For example Stevia extract can be 300 – 400 times sweeter than sugar whereas Sucralose can be 600 times sweeter than sugar. With Stevia extract we like to start with about 0.4%. 

Stabilisers: This is a substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a drink. Also known as Hydrocolloids, they are water-soluble gums and starches and are high-molecular-weight plant polysaccharides. Some naturally occurring stabilisers are Guar gum, inulin, locust bean gum, gum acacia, carrageenans, agar, pectins,tara gum and konjac. They all have different characteristics and properties and choosing the right one will depend on your ingredients.  

Emulsifiers: These are agents that form or preserve a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed i.e. oil and water. These molecules have a hydrophilic tail and hydrophobic head. Natural emulsifiers are proteins and phospholipids. There are four groups of natural emulsifiers and they are categorised by the hydrophillic group, being: Anionics, Non-Ionics, Catonics and Amphoterics. Some natural emulsifiers are: Soy Lectin, Sunflower Lectin, Sorbitan Ester, Calcium Stearoyl Di Laciate, PolyGlycerol Ester and Monoglyceride. THe HLB and HLD systems are used to help choose which emulsifier is appropriate for a particular mixture. 

Active ingredients: These can be whatever you want. Vitamins, Minerals, Herbal extracts, Nootropics and more!

Food Acids: These are used to help with the flavour and give products a tangy taste. Natural food acids are sourced from fruits such as lemons, oranges, plums and berries. Some common naturally occuring food acids are Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid and Malic Acid.

Preservatives: Are used to avoid spoilage of food /drinks if they are not being consumed within a short time frame. Some natural food acids are Citric Acid and Ascorbic Acid. There are many chemical preservatives although some are considered not safe so care needs to be taken when choosing a preservative. One preservative that has a few uses is Sodium Citrate, it has a sour and salty taste so can enhance the flavour or drinks and also can be used as a preservative. 

Water: Generally a water with low mineral quantities will be ideal for most drink mixes.