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The Truth Behind What SimplyThick can and cannot thicken.

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

At SimplyThick we’re 100% transparent on what SimplyThick can and cannot thicken. While SimplyThick can thicken MOST common beverages, there are a few instances where we have found drinks that are not compatible SimplyThick. We want to save you time and frustration, so here’s the scoop on what SimplyThick can and cannot thicken.

What can SimplyThick EasyMix thicken?

SimplyThick EasyMix works with most common beverages that you want to drink - water, soda, milk, coffee, tea, juices, beer, wine, liquor, and many supplements.

SimplyThick EasyMix can thicken most common beverages including water, soda, milk, coffee, tea, juices, beer, wine, liquor, and many supplements.

While we cannot guarantee it will work in all situations, we think you will find that it will thicken just about everything you want. Use the Testing Methods of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative to ensure you are getting the results you expect.

What beverages will SimplyThick EasyMix not thicken?

As much as most companies don’t want to admit it, nothing works perfectly everywhere every time. And this is true with SimplyThick EasyMix. We have found issues over the years with a few specific beverages. Hopefully, we can save you some time by sharing these with you.

Certain supplements are not compatible -- Boost Breeze and Resource 2.0 are examples. Generally, they are high protein, fruit-flavored supplements. The high protein interacts with the thickening agent in SimplyThick EasyMix. The pH of these supplements is lower to provide a "fruity bite", however, it also transforms the protein into a state incompatible with SimplyThick EasyMix. Other, “non-fruity” high protein supplements are compatible with SimplyThick EasyMix.

Some nut milks use locust bean gum in their formulation. If you heat these milks and use SimplyThick EasyMix, a soft solid gel can form when it cools. This is a well-known basic property of the thickening agent in SimplyThick EasyMix and locust bean gum.

Pea-protein-based milks will initially mix well, but tend to coagulate within an hour.

Also, certain alcohols with high ethanol content such as Everclear, are not compatible with SimplyThick. High ethanol concentrations pull the xanthan gum out; it seperates from the rest of the drink and does not mix properly.



Do you have a question about how to thicken a specific beverage? Watch our short video tutorials on YouTube or TikTok. Still have questions? Feel free to email us at:



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