In recent years, consumption has shifted from zero-calorie beverages to mid-calorie beverages, primarily driven by negative associations with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame. Stevia came to the forefront as a natural alternative, but lingering off-notes present challenges for developers. In FY14, Firmenich launched our next generation TasteGEM® solution, TasteGEM™ SW8, specifically formulated for use with stevia. TasteGEM™ SW8 can be used in combination with stevia to restore a product’s original taste profile when sugar has been reduced. This technology has been shown effective in applications including carbonated soft drinks, iced teas and juices.
SOLUTIONS FOR SAVORY
Consumer desire to reduce salt consumption is a market trend inspiring innovation at Firmenich. Our SaltPrint® portfolio allows customers to reduce salt levels in many different products including soups, dressings and meats. With our unique umami solutions, which can be combined with SaltPrint®, we deliver great flavor profiles that taste even better with less salt.