Coated strawberries are a typical product for the production of pies & cakes in the bakery industry: through a special process the fruits are covered with a thin layer of coating powder, that reduces the juice loss up to 15% after thawing. As a result, the strawberries loose less juice and the texture of the pie is better preserved after thawing.
The reason why we had aroma in the composition of our coating powder, was to enhance the smell of the strawberries.
After testing we concluded that removing the aroma has no effect on the quality of the coating, nor on the taste of the end product, i.e. a strawberry cake covered with soft gel.