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1. (WO2018045122) USE OF TRI-AND TETRA-SACCHARIDES AS TASTE MODULATORS
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What is claimed is:

1. A composition for oral ingestion comprising an edible ingredient and at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide, wherein the edible ingredient has an unpleasant taste sensation when orally ingested in the absence of the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide and wherein tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is present in the composition in a concentration effective to reduce or mask the unpleasant taste sensation.

2. The composition of claim 1, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra- saccharide includes at least one of melezitose, maltotriose, maltotetraose or a combination thereof.

3. The composition of claim 1, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra- saccharide consists essentially of at least one of melezitose, maltotriose, maltotetraose or a combination thereof.

4. The composition of claim 1, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra- saccharide comprises at least 60%, at least 70%, at least 80%, or at least

90% by weight in total of at least one of melezitose, maltotriose, maltotetraose or a combination thereof.

5. The composition of any of claims 1-4, wherein the unpleasant taste sensation is one or more of an unpleasant off-taste, an unpleasant aftertaste, lingering sweetness or bitterness.

6. The composition of any of claims 1-5, wherein the unpleasant taste sensation is a bitter taste sensation.

7. The composition of any of claims 1-6, wherein the edible ingredient is a high intensity sweetener.

8. The composition of any of claims 1-7, wherein the edible ingredient is a high intensity sweetener selected from the group consisting of terpene glycosides, glucosylated steviol glycosides, acesulfame K, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, sucralose, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, and glycyrrhizin.

9. The composition of any of claims 1-8, wherein the edible ingredient is a steviol glycoside.

10. The composition of any of claims 1-9, wherein the edible ingredient is

Rebaudioside A.

11. The composition of any of claims 1-6, wherein the edible ingredient is selected from the g roup consisting of xanthines, alkaloids, tannins, polyphenols, quinolone derivatives, limonoids, naringin, phenolic glycosides, flavanoids, flavanoid glycosides, magnesium salts, benzoate salts, neohesperidin, active pharmaceutical ingredients, bitter amino acids and bitter peptides and peptide fragments.

12. The composition of any of claims 1-11, wherein the composition is a beverage product.

13. The composition of any of claims 1-12, wherein the composition is a beverage product additionally comprising water and at least one flavoring agent.

14. The composition of any of claims 1-13, wherein the composition is a beverage product additionally comprising water, at least one flavoring agent and carbonation and having an acidic pH.

15. The composition of any of claims 1- 11, wherein the composition is a food product.

16. The composition of any of claims 1- 15, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is present in the composition at a concentration below its taste threshold concentration.

17. The composition of any of claims 1-15, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is present in the composition at a concentration at or above its taste threshold concentration.

18. The composition of any of claims 1- 14, wherein the composition is a beverage product and the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is present at a concentration of not greater than 2.5 % by weight.

19. The composition of any of claims 1-14, wherein the composition is a beverage product and the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is present at a concentration of not greater than 10 % by weight.

20. The composition of any one of claims 1-19, comprising from 50 ppm to 2000 ppm in total of one or more steviol glycosides.

21. The composition of any one of claims 1-20, comprising from 50 ppm to 2000 ppm Rebaudioside A.

22. The composition of any one of claims 1- 11, wherein the composition is a

sweetener composition and is comprised of at least one high intensity sweetener.

23. The composition of any one of claims 1- 11, wherein the composition is a

tabletop sweetener composition comprised of at least one bulking agent.

24. A method of reducing or masking an unpleasant taste sensation associated with an edible ingredient in a composition for oral ingestion, comprising formulating the composition with an effective amount of at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide.

25. A method of making a composition for oral ingestion comprised of an edible ingredient which imparts an unpleasant taste sensation to the composition, the method comprising incorporating in the composition an amount of at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide effective to reduce or mask the unpleasant taste sensation.

26. The method of claim 25, wherein the at least one tri- and/or tetra-saccharide is in the form of a mixture comprised of the at least one tri- and/or tetra- saccharide and at least one additional saccharide other than a tri- and/or tetra- saccharide.

27. A method of sweetening a consumable product, comprising formulating the consumable product with an effective amount of the composition of claim 22. 28. Use of at least one tri-saccharide, at least one tetra-saccharide or a

combination thereof to reduce or mask an unpleasant taste sensation attributable to an edible ingredient present in a composition for oral ingestion. 29. Use of melezitose, maltotriose maltotetraose or a combination thereof to

reduce or mask an unpleasant taste sensation attributable to an edible ingredient present in a composition for oral ingestion.