What I meant by my question was how much of the McCormick product do you think would be need to be added to the Parkay Squeeze when I receive the sample.
If you go to Reply 492 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,6758.msg260041.html#msg260041
, you will see the ingredients lists for the current version of the PJ Garlic sauce and also for the Parkay Squeeze product. At this point, all we know is that the PJ Garlic sauce contains less than 2% natural & artificial flavor. 2% comes to 0.567 grams (28.35 x 2%).
From the McCormick's information you provided earlier today, it appears that the liquid in the 16 ounce (fluid) bottle weighs 16 ounces. There are 95 servings in the bottle. One serving is a teaspoon. So, if the above numbers are correct, a teaspoon of the McCormick product weighs (16 x 28.35)/95 = 4.78 grams. On that basis, the 0.567 figure mentioned above comes to 0.12 teaspoon, or a bit less than 1/8 teaspoon. However, that is the maximum amount of the butter flavoring. It could well be less. Also, the Parkay Squeeze product already contains some artificial flavor, which I believe is an artificial butter flavor. This means that you will have to start with small amounts of the McCormick product and test each addition to the Parkay Squeeze product until you think you have achieved the desired butter flavor profile. For your information, a teaspoon of the McCormick product is supposed to be equivalent to a tablespoon of butter. An ancillary attribute of the McCormick product is that it contains lactic acid. That is a flavor component of the PJ Garlic sauce. The Parkay Squeeze product does not contain lactic acid.
Since there is also less than 2% dehydrated garlic (garlic powder), you will have to go through a similar exercise to determine how much garlic powder is needed to achieve the desired garlic flavor profile.
All of the other ingredients in both the PJ Garlic sauce and the Parkay Squeeze products are present in very small quantities. So, these will be untouched. The bulk of the weight of both products is in the oils, the water and the salt.
Once you have the McCormick product in hand, we can do some more analysis. On the plus side is the fact that a one ounce mini-tub of the PJ Garlic sauce and a one ounce sample of the Parkay Squeeze product have similar caloric values and Total Fats and Saturated Fats values. And no Trans Fats. The water and Sodium contents of the two products might be different, so some adjustment to those items may be necessary.