When snacks replace traditional meals, every bite counts.
Consumers who fuel their day with smaller, more frequent eating occasions seek satisfaction, not "junk food". Demands for nutrition, clean label, sustainability, and convenience are ever-present, but in a competitive market filled with new product innovation, formulators can't afford to develop products that meet these needs at the expense of taste and cost.
With so many variables to optimise—changing consumer values and habits, emerging ingredient and food trends, global supply chain and regulatory pressure—it can feel impossible to know where to go next.
At Ingredion, we have local experts within Asia Pacific to help you navigate the complexity of changing consumer needs and commercial constraints to create future-forward formulations that give you an edge in today’s evolving snacks marketplace. Our can-do mind set, deep understanding of market context, formulation expertise and broad portfolio distinguish us as a valuable solutions provider.
We enable our customers to connect with their consumers and capture market opportunities by creating tailored solutions powered by proprietary consumer and market insights and our robust plant-based portfolio.
Ingredion Atlas Global Trends Data—Ingredion’s unrivalled, proprietary global database spans 33 countries and over a decade of data. Atlas yields unparalleled insights into consumer awareness and acceptance of ingredients.
Whether you are looking to understand global trends or explore region-specific opportunities within Asia Pacific, we can provide insights to fuel your formulation strategy.
While consumers desire less sugar, removing it without detracting from product quality is another challenge, because sugar is just as important for maintaining texture as for providing sweetness. Read more about the balancing act that occurs when sugar is removed from a product.
Consumers expect highly differentiated textures from their snacking experiences, from crispy and crunchy to chewy and tender. 70% of consumers say that premium flavor and quality snacks are worth paying more for.2
Discover how you can elevate crackers, a mainstay in the snacking category, and provide new and exciting textures that will both delight consumers and improve processability.
We can help you uncover the best ways to create novel, plant-based extruded snacks with the right texture, taste and nutrition for your target market. Explore some considerations identified by our experts for overcoming extrusion challenges.
Have a snacking-related problem you're not sure how to solve? From formulation tips to scale-up advice, our team of specialised experts are available and ready for consultation.