Plant-Based solutions for the food, beverage, and nutrition market
Bring your plant-based products to life with authentic flavours and taste modulation solutions.
The story starts with your product. We gain a deep understanding of the taste and texture using the latest analytical and sensory techniques. Using a combination of art, science and insight we look to mask undesirable notes, deliver authentic flavour and boost overall eating experience.
We understand traditional dairy and how to replicate its indulgent properties in plant-based recipes. From authentic butter flavours to masking the undesirable notes in plant-based milk alternatives, tell us your goals and we’ll help you reach them.
- Cultured Dairy
- Taste Modulation
We use our expertise in flavour pairing to find the right fit for your protein base. Whether you want to mask the bitterness of plant proteins or find the ultimate chocolate flavour for pea protein, get in touch to find out how we can support your next development project.
- Bitterness Maskers
- Mouthfeel Enhancers
- Sweet Flavours
We understand the complex challenge of recreating the eating experience of meat and fish using only plants. Whether you are masking the ‘cardboard’ notes of soy or producing the ultimate plant-based bacon, talk to us about how we can help you get there.
- Beef Flavours
- Chicken Favours
- Lamb Flavours
- Pork Flavours
- Fish Flavours
- Flavour Enhancers & Maskers
We understand the challenges of creating a bakery product without eggs, cream, or butter. Whether your goal is to deliver an authentic cheese flavour in a pastry, replicate the rich buttery notes of a brioche bun or deliver a rich and creamy filling, talk to us about how we can help.
- Baked Notes
- Cream Mouthfeel & Enhancers
- Pastes & Seasonings
Many plant-based products face taste challenges, particularly if they involve reduced salt, sugar, fat, or calorie recipes.
We have developed a range of taste modulation solutions to help you create the best tasting products, regardless of protein source or nutritional content.
Our range includes protein harmonisers, kokumi and umami flavours, sweetness enhancers and unique dairy ingredients which can help build back the indulgence lost when reducing fat content.
Insights & Inspiration
Easter Inspiration: Top trends for 2023
Are you ready to elevate your Easter celebrations this year? Get ready to tantalize your taste buds because we’re bringing you the latest Easter trends in food and drink!read more
Viva Magenta: flavours inspired by the 2023 Colour of the Year
Flavours inspired by 2023 Colour of the Yearread more
2022 Food and Drink Trends | Part Two
When Synergy revealed four key trends that would shape the future of food and drink for 2021-2022…read more
Plant based consumer insights
Synergy Flavours conducts primary research studies and analysis to better understand the behaviours and preferences of consumer groups, delivering actionable insights to influence product innovation.read more
2022 Food and Drink Trends | Part One
In part one of our trend refresh we revisit two of the key trends of 2021-22 and highlight the key consumers driving change in 2022 and beyond.read more
Plant-based or taste: do we need to choose?
Did you know that global retail sales of plant-based food alternatives are tipped to reach up to $162 billion by 2030?read more
2021 food and drink trends: the consumers driving innovation
Download the full 2021 consumer and trends report Staying ahead of the curve has always been the difference between success and failure within the food industry, but in today’s world of social media this is even more prevalent.read more
Driving the future of food & drink
We’ve picked out the five top consumer types and trending flavours which are going to drive innovation in the food and beverage sector next year.read more
2020 Halloween Review
Like all holidays, Halloween comes once a year. A day for children and adults to dress up in spooky costumes, play pranks and enjoy as many sweets and chocolates as they can get their hands on.read more
Delivering on consumer’s expectations for plant-based nutritional products
Synergy Flavours invests in on-going analytical and consumer research into understanding plant-based proteins.read more
Don’t Worry, Pea Happy: Understanding the difference in taste profile across different sources of pea protein
The plant-based protein segment is booming as the consumption of protein-rich diets across the globe has grown exponentially in the last decade.read more
2020 consumer trends: the future of food & drink
As an industry, we are constantly working to anticipate consumer trends, to capitalise on the next big thing. As is the case in fashion, in food and drink, some trends are fleeting, while others evolve, have regular revivals, or become permanent fixtures.read more
Christmas 2019 in a Chest-nutshell and 2020 Predictions
As everyone is polishing off the last of the mince pies, we take a look at what was a hit on the shelves this Christmas and the flavours to look out for as we look ahead to Christmas 2020.read more
Overcoming taste challenges in meat alternative products
Over the past five years, visibility and interest in plant-based diets has increased substantially, having gone from niche, to trend, to what the organisers of Veganuary this year called “a cultural shift”.read more
Power up your plant-based protein
Consumer demand for plant-based protein products in the sports nutrition market is continuing to boom and market growth is showing no signs of abating. Social media is abuzz too!read more
Vibrant violet: purple sweet potato is a hit with consumers
Increasingly, consumers are paying more attention to Instagrammable food and drinks, and are spending more time than ever browsing and uploading images of food…read more
Fire up that grill – it’s barbecue season!
At Synergy, we have a number of authentic solutions designed to help our customers easily tap into the latest barbecue trends.read more
What’s in store for the food industry in 2018?
Keeping ahead of the curve in terms of food trends is critical for flavour specialists like Synergy. We help our customers to develop new products or varieties well before a flavour trend might be hitting the mainstream.read more
Power to the plants: blooming botanicals
We’re taking it back to nature as we explore the latest trend that is in full bloom across the food and beverage industry.read more
Uncover the secret of meat-free flavour
When choosing to go meat-free, today’s consumer no longer has to pay for their healthier food choices with their taste buds.read more
Humble pie – celebrate British pie week with Synergy
So for British pie week, join us in celebrating Britain’s humblest dish by looking at the history of the pie, as well as what the future may hold for it…read more
Is black grass jelly Asia’s hottest new trend?
What is black grass jelly? Black grass jelly is one of the hottest new trends coming out of Asia and is beginning to penetrate other markets – particularly the US.read more
We’re passionate about helping our customers create great products.
Contact our sales and marketing team to request a sample, discuss a product specification or to learn more on our broad range of flavours and solutions.