Understanding beverages

In today’s world, health is a number one priority. On-going global concerns with obesity have led to new dietary guidelines and heightened ingredient scrutiny, so helping you to develop healthier products is something we take very seriously.

Product labels are now often seen as a reflection of a person’s identity and personal beliefs, so it’s no surprise that clean labels are growing in popularity. Sugar is the main focal point for many people and new labeling guidelines reflect this trend. Our deep expertise in alternatives to sugar means we’re perfectly placed to respond to our evolving industry.


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For consumers leading busy lives, it can sometimes be difficult to pick a healthy choice while on the go. That’s why the development of delicious drinks with added nutritional benefits is a key focus for manufacturers.
Sebastian Lemke
Global Product Manager, Sweeteners

Discover our beverage know-how

Carbonated soft drinks (CSD) are hugely popular around the world, but everyone has a different preference. Whether it’s a pure indulgence or a guilt-free treat, we can add extra sparkle to your products that attracts consumers and achieves stand out on the shelf.

In recent years this category has seen rapid change with the need for quick healthy products on the go. We’re experienced in helping our customers develop delicious drinks with nutritional benefits. Whether you’re looking to improve a current product or develop something new, we have the know-how you need.

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Consumers are looking for products that help them to adopt better eating habits and look to the juice shelf to meet this need. The closer to nature the better – no additives, no preservatives, no added sugar and natural and organic. Today’s popular juice brands compete around health and purity claims rather then the convenience and economy of fruit-flavoured still drinks. Whatever your product offer we can help give you competitive edge.

These smart drink solutions provide value conscious consumers with an economic and convenient product that offers them choice and ease of use.

Our advanced formulations are innovative, high quality and easy to manufacture.

There’s no doubt that coffee and tea drinks are much loved around the world.

Coffee is the fastest growing category as increasing numbers of consumers look for more ‘indulgent’ options as their daily treat. Tea consumption is now part of everyday life in the US and health benefits such as detoxification, gut-health and immune boosting properties are a big driver of this trend. This is a highly competitive market but you can rely on our know-how and innovative approach to stay ahead of the competition.

Functional drinks are a rapidly growing category, with sports-obsessed and health-conscious consumers keeping manufacturers on their toes. This is a hugely dynamic market with intense competition due to increasing demand for functionality and reduced calorie options. The increasing popularity of energy drinks has largely been driven by the development of sugar-free and low-sugar sweeteners – our expertise enables you to back up the functional claims that consumers expect.

As consumers still want to indulge in highly flavored alcoholic drinks, they are starting to be concerned about the amount of calories and sugars being consumed. Our vast knowledge of sweeteners means we can help you develop winning solutions in this category.

SPLENDA® Sucralose

From flavoured sparkling water to fruit juices, we can help develop your product opportunities. SPLENDA® Sucralose has an excellent taste profile and blends well with other sweeteners in your beverages. It is a versatile ingredient, ideal for use in low-pH formulas without any stability concerns in your drink portfolio. SPLENDA® Sucralose can help to reduce costs by enabling drink manufacturers to reduce sugar and calories in their products.


In beverages, DOLCIA PRIMA® Allulose provides a balanced sweetness profile, and mouthfeel in formulations. In fact, studies show that allulose is significantly more appealing on a nutrition fact panel than polyols.

PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract
Purefruit monk fruit extract

PUREFRUIT Monk Fruit Extract is available as a readily soluble powder for easy formulation. PUREFRUIT Monk Fruit Extract can help you deliver low-calorie, premium beverages, with great taste and no bitterness. From juices to teas, flavoured water and carbonated drinks, PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract is the ideal choice for your products.

FRUCTOPURE® Crystalline Fructose

FRUCTOPURE® Crystalline Fructose delivers a faster sweetener response than other nutritive sweeteners, intensifying sweet and acidic flavours in a variety of consumer beverage products. It is synergistic with some high-intensity sweeteners which makes it an excellent choice for enhancing taste in delicate beverage products, such as juices.

KRYSTAR® Crystalline Fructose
Krystar crystalline fructose

In carbonates, juice drinks, flavoured waters and more, KRYSTAR® Crystalline Fructose enhances fruit flavours and has a low glycemic index, making it a popular sweetener for reduced sugars and calorie beverages. On its own or with another extraordinary ingredient from our specialty food ingredients portfolio, we can help you produce premium positioned drinks.

Stevia Solutions and TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener
Tasteva stevia sweetener

TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener contributes zero calories, does not raise blood sugar and is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Our TASTEVA® Stevia Sweetener and Stevia Solutions range, from our recent partnership with Sweet Green Fields, can be used in a variety of beverage products, from flavoured sparkling water to fruit drinks, helping you to create better tasting products with lower sugar and calories.

AMYDEX® Dextrose Syrups

AMYDEX® Dextrose Syrups improve sweetness and fermentability across your beverage range.

DEXSTAR® Agglomerated Dextrose

DEXSTAR® Agglomerated Dextrose adds sweetness to powdered drinks and wines, increasing the powder flow and dispersibility of beverage products.

MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrins

In dry mix beverages, MALTOSWEET® Maltodextrins and dried glucose syrups are highly stable to mechanical damage during mixing. It reduces the formation of dust during production and its high dispersability ensures the powdered beverage dissolves quickly when added to water or milk.

STAR-DRI® Maltodextrins

STAR-DRI® Maltodextrins and corn syrups solids are available in powder and granular forms, and can be used to deliver body, viscosity and moisture control, while acting as an excellent carrier for flavours and colours to your beverage product range. Read more about STAR-DRI® Maltodextrins.

MIRA-CAP® Starch

MIRA-CAP® Starch is a maize based emulsifying starch, for use in emulsified and encapsulated food and beverage flavourings and bioactive ingredients. This starch does not require heating and provides very low viscosity to facilitate the formation of high solids emulsified systems that are readily spray dried.


The MIRA-MIST® Starch line is used in flavouring systems and non-dairy creamers to enable emulsification.


MIRA-SPERSE® D Starch is a thickening starch based on maize which is used in medical foods and beverages for patients with dysphagia. This starch provides instant thickening with easy dispersion, stable viscosity, high shelf stability and medium resistance to breakdown due to processing stresses.


The RESISTAMYL® Starch line can be used in shakes, smoothies, nutritional beverages and dairy beverages. This line of products provides thickening and works well across a range of processing conditions.


The REZISTA® Starch line improves thickening across your beverage product line.

TENDERFIL® Silk 508 Starch

TENDERFIL® Silk 508 Starch is used in beverages to improve mouthfeel in reduced sugar and sugar free carbonated soft drinks, juices and flavoured waters.

STA-LITE® Polydextrose
STA-LITE Polydextrose

STA-LITE® Polydextrose is a highly stable soluble fibre that is easy to incorporate in a variety of beverage systems. It is ideal for sugar reduced beverages as it provides bulk and mouthfeel and few calories. From acidic fruit juices to shelf-stable milks, let us help you create beverages that are high in fibre, lower in calories and a pleasure to drink – without impacting taste or texture.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre
PROMITOR soluble fibre

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is transparent, stable in low pH systems,and highly soluble, making it ideal for beverage manufacturers looking to increase brand appeal and expand in the health-drink category

STA-LITE® Polydextrose
STA-LITE Polydextrose

STA-LITE® Polydextrose is a highly stable soluble fibre that is easy to incorporate in a variety of beverage systems.  From acidic fruit juices to shelf-stable milks, let us help you create beverages that are high in fibre, lower in calories and a pleasure to drink – without impacting taste or texture.

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre
PROMITOR soluble fibre

55% of consumers want to reduce their intake of sugars, while 52% want to increase fibre consumption. With PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre you can achieve both. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre can be used in two ways: to increase fibre content in fibre enriched beverages; and/or improve texture and bulk in reduced-sugars drinks. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre can easily be used in combination with a non-nutritive sweetener, to add back viscosity and bulk sugar-reduced beverages, enabling manufacturers to deliver both indulgent in both taste and texture, ideal for beverage manufacturers looking to increase brand appeal and expand in the health-drink category.

HAMULSION® Stabiliser Systems

Whether you manufacture milk juice drinks, drinkable yogurts, smoothies, shakes or whey beverages – we can help you to meet nutritional demands like low fat, or no added sugars to your product range. Our HAMULSION® Stabiliser Systems are designed to address your priorities, whether you want to upgrade your existing lines or bring pioneering new concepts to market.

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Explore our beverage insights

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Understanding customer challenges

Understanding the world you work in and the challenges you face is key to the success of our products and relationships. We understand that you want to optimise your manufacturing process, that product pricing and shelf life are crucial, and that consumers demand the best in terms of flavour, quality, safety, convenience and packaging.


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