Tate & Lyle announces new capabilities in texture and mouthfeel, including new proprietary formulation tool 


‘Mastering the Marvel of Mouthfeel™’ campaign launched   

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, (4 June 2024): Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier food and beverages, is pleased to launch a new campaign to showcase its capabilities in texture and mouthfeel, including a new proprietary formulation tool ‘Tate & Lyle Sensation™’.  

The campaign ‘Mastering the Marvel of Mouthfeel™’ will show food and beverage customers how Tate & Lyle can help elevate the sensory experience of products and increase consumer brand differentiation.  The campaign will be rolled out across digital media channels such as LinkedIn and Google, as well as trade publications, with content distribution throughout the year.  

International consumer research conducted by Kantar¹ found that when consumer perception of positive and distinctive sensory experiences increases so does brand loyalty, highlighting the importance of texture and mouthfeel in successful and resilient brands.   

Through this campaign, Tate & Lyle is promoting new capabilities in texture and mouthfeel, including the proprietary formulation tool Tate & Lyle Sensation™, as well as its mouthfeel solutions expertise. Tate & Lyle has identified three key formulation opportunities in mouthfeel: optimising profitability whilst retaining great mouthfeel; reformulating to make products cleaner label, healthier and compliant with changing regulatory requirements; and, finally, supporting their customer innovation teams to create exciting new textures in foods and beverages.  


John Stewart, Senior Vice President, Texturants and Proteins at Tate & Lyle said:  

“Getting mouthfeel right in a formulation can be a challenge. Often there is a lack of insight about the preferences of consumer groups. We are focused on gathering these consumer insights and connecting them to our mouthfeel solutions, making our customers’ formulation process quicker and more accurate, ultimately helping their products be more successful in the market. This campaign shines a spotlight on Tate & Lyle’s capabilities as a go-to mouthfeel solutions partner: identifying customer challenges and opportunities and solving them.” 

To support customers in such challenges, Tate & Lyle is launching Tate & Lyle Sensation™, a new formulation tool to create the ideal mouthfeel solutions. Alongside its broad portfolio of ingredients composed of more than 250+ functional starches, fibres, hydrocolloids, stabilizers and proteins, and leading formulation expertise in texture, this creates a stronger mouthfeel solutions offering to the market.   


Marcia Petit, Global Sensory Director at Tate & Lyle explained:   

“At Tate & Lyle we are investing in our global sensory capabilities. With the Tate & Lyle Sensation™ tool we will map what consumers want in terms of mouthfeel by category and geography, translate these insights into scientific sensory language and then deliver the right ingredient solutions for each specific desired mouthfeel attribute.  By leveraging this agile and accurate tool, formulators can now develop superior products with enhanced texture and mouthfeel in a quicker and easier way.” 

The Tate & Lyle Sensation™ tool is currently launched in the North American market, with further roll-out planned for this year.  




1. Kantar study: Taste: the most important driver of brand equity, and key contributor to resiliency (kantar.com) . Carried out in the US, the UK and Japan across 38 brands. 

For media enquiries, contact: 

Maxine Boersma, Snr Manager, Global Corporate PR, Tate & Lyle PLC 
Maxine.Boersma@tateandlyle.com +44(0) 7502 919579 

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About Tate & Lyle:  

Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day. 

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings. 

We have more than 3,300 employees working in around 58 locations in 39 countries, serving customers across 121 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet. 

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2024, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.65 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on LinkedIn, X (Twitter), Facebook or YouTube