Delivering superior soft drinks

Kerry is in tune with the fast-paced soft drinks market, developing consumer-preferred products on behalf of our many partner producers around the world.

Everything we do incorporates our knowledge, technology and expertise, creating innovative solutions that taste great, are more nutritious and meet ever-increasing consumer demands.

Our unique approach to soft drinks integrates the widest possible range of taste technologies, natural extracts, distillates, authentic flavours and delivery systems. We help customers to overcome flavour and functionality challenges, stay ahead of consumer trends and get to market swiftly using our:

  • authentic flavours
  • natural extracts and distillates
  • taste modulators
  • delivery systems

Improving a worldwide favourite

Carbonated soft drinks are still a popular go-to beverage in a market that is continuously reinventing itself. These beverages are evolving as a result of consumers searching for more natural and premium products that are lower in sugar, refreshing and have more authentic taste experiences.

These next generation CSDs are going to be big on flavour and additional health benefits.

How can we help? We can partner with you to identify areas of growth and helping you build your innovation pipeline with products that your consumers prefer and feel better about.

The search for natural

In the search for more natural products, customers are leveraging our flavour expertise and Simply Nature portfolio of extracts to create customised blends including fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, botanicals, vanilla, coffee, citrus, and cocoa and provide all-natural taste solutions. Within this portfolio we offer fully traceable products, with declarable origins.

Today’s consumers are looking for a refreshing beverage with naturally sourced sweeteners. We understand the challenges this implies and have experts who can help you achieve the right sweetness level, with the right taste by using our suite of flavour modulation technologies.

Citrus continues to be the most popular flavour category in the carbonated soft drink market. Our citrus technology and expertise enables customers to develop fresh, authentic products that will be stable throughout their shelf life.

Naturally refreshing

Flavoured waters have exploded onto the scene becoming the go-to beverage and natural alternative to consumers looking for healthier solutions. With the strong healthy halo surrounding water, flavoured water is helping to drive this category with its ever growing amount of flavours in both still and sparkling formats.

This category does take advantage of adding a touch of sweetness through natural high intensity sweeteners such as Stevia and with that there is an opportunity to leverage Kerry’s taste modulation portfolio which optimises the overall taste by masking undesirable flavours associated with natural sweeteners and healthy ingredients like vitamins.

Kerry’s flavour expertise

In the search for more natural products, customers are leveraging our flavour expertise and Simply Nature portfolio of extracts, customised blends including fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices, botanicals, vanilla, coffee, citrus and cocoa to provide all natural taste solutions. Within this portfolio we offer fully traceable products, with declarable origins.

Today’s consumers are looking for a refreshing beverage with naturally sourced sweeteners. We understand the challenges this implies and have experts who can help you achieve the right sweetness level, with the right taste by using our suite of flavour modulation technologies.

Citrus continues to be a popular flavour in the Flavoured Water category. Our industry leading citrus technology and expertise enables customers to develop fresh, authentic products that will be stable throughout their shelf life.

Juice – refreshed

Consumers expect fresh, authentic taste throughout the shelf life of their products. We understand that maintaining that 'fresh' taste poses a challenge since citrus flavour is affected by external factors such as light, temperature, packaging and acidity.

Kerry is reinventing the freshness factor of juice by using stable, authentic and natural citrus technology. In the process, we're also meeting increasing customer expectations for cleaner labels – without compromising on taste.

We offer:

  • clean-label taste solutions for 100% juices and nectars, including 100% FTNF and FTNJ restoration aromas (citrus, apple, pear)
  • citrus technology that provides consistent taste through the shelf life of the product
  • citrus add backs to restore the freshness and authenticity lost during processing

The taste of authenticity

From restoration aromas to crystals (powder fruit juices), we’re able to provide authentic, fresh taste with simple ingredients that the consumers understand, enjoy, and prefer.

Today's consumers are looking for a refreshing beverage with naturally sourced sweeteners. We understand the challenges this implies and have experts who can help you achieve the right sweetness level, with the right taste by using our suite of flavour modulation technologies.

Fuelling active lifestyles

Today’s consumers are much more aware of the need to hydrate before, during and after exercise. Many consumers are now also seeking options that are lower in sugar and contain more functional ingredients to boost the ability of their bodies to recover from activities.

With these newer desires they also look for more natural flavours and ingredients that support their active lifestyles. 

The growth of social media means that consumers are well-informed about the negativity surrounding ingredients that are seen as artificial or bad for you, whether that information comes from credible sources or not.

Finger on the pulse

At Kerry our Flavourists, Applications and Regulatory teams stay on top of every changing guideline and are there to support you in making the right claims to help make your product stand out and succeed in the marketplace.

Following a surge in the search for more natural products in this category, customers are leveraging our flavour and extracts expertise to create great tasting and better-for-you Sports & Energy Solutions.

Today’s consumers are looking for a refreshing beverage with naturally sourced sweeteners. We understand the challenges this implies and have experts who can help you achieve the right sweetness level, with the right taste by using our suite of flavour modulation technologies.

Citrus continues to be the most popular flavour category in the carbonated soft drink market. Our citrus technology and expertise enables customers to develop fresh, authentic products that will be stable throughout their shelf life.

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