Great article via Food Business News – “Why Nestle changed its lasagna recipe.” Nestle is narrowing its ingredient list across the board, eventually changing all 140 dishes in its Stouffers line.
The new “kitchen Cupboard” commitment involves changing their recipes to include what consumers already have in their kitchen cupboards and pantries – notably they are ditching things like autolyzed yeast extract and carrageenan. They are beginning with their lasagna dishes.
Since many of the hard-to-pronounce ingredients produce an Unami flavor profile to the palette, they are testing with adding soy flavoring. Soy sauce is a soy flavoring inside most home pantries that gives an Unami flavor to dishes.
Great move by Stouffers.