Create the next big crave

Develop superior snacking experiences that keep consumers coming back for more

Balance cravings with preferred product attributes

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 optimize — 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 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 quickly evolving snacks marketplace. Our can-do mindset, deep understanding of market context, formulation expertise and broad portfolio distinguish us as a valuable solutions provider.

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Insights and inspirations to help you develop consumer-preferred snacks.

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Solve challenges

Troubleshoot common industry challenges with articles and resources from our experts

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Learn techniques

Get a head start on your next big project with basic formulas and food science concepts.

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Meet our snacking experts, and get in touch to elevate your snacking experience.

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Commercial success begins and ends with your consumer 

We enable our customers to connect with their consumers and capture market opportunities by creating solutions powered by proprietary consumer and market insights and our robust plant-based portfolio.

Our proprietary insights help you speak the consumer’s language and tell a compelling product story

Ingredion Atlas Global Trends Data  — Ingredion’s unrivalled global database spans 33 countries and over a decade of data — yields unparalleled insights into consumer awareness and acceptance of ingredients.  Whether you are looking to understand global trends or explore region-specific opportunities, we can provide the insights to fuel your formulation strategy. 

Sugar reduction continues to grow in importance

  • 71% of global consumers state that “no added sugar” is a somewhat/extremely important claim1
  • 49% of consumers plan to buy more products with “no added sugar” claims1

But while consumers desire less sugar, removing it without detracting from product quality is another challenge. Explore how sugar is just as important for maintaining texture as for providing sweetness – and the balancing act that occurs when it’s removed.

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Starches deliver standout eating experiences

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, to new and exciting  textures that will both delight consumers and improve processability. 

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Plant-based unlocks added value

  • 61% Of global consumers state that “includes plant-based ingredients” is a somewhat/extremely important claim.1
  • 66% Of global consumers are willing to pay 5%+ more for foods and beverages containing plant based ingredients.1

We can help you uncover the best ways to create novel, plant-based extruded snacks with the right texture, taste and plant-based nutrition for your target market. Explore some considerations identified by our experts for overcoming extrusion challenges. 

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Snacking opportunities abound

Collaboration with us doesn't end with ingredients.  We possess the world-class talent and resources you need in a partner, and can serve as a catalyst for growth at any stage of the product development and launch lifecycle. 

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Snack with CULINOLOGY®

Our culinary experts can show you how to bring future-focused trends to the bench, today.  Click below for an our research chef's vegan take on a bakery classic. 

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In-depth scientific analysis

We offer analytical services — from texture to sensory studies — to pinpoint your target snacking experience.  Read this study to learn how we used such techniques to optimize fabricated chips. 

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Learn industry best practices

Our scientists provide technical education and training, giving you the practical knowledge you need in the lab.  Watch this video to see our experts show you how to perform common benchtop analyses on nutrition bars. 

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Custom recipes, ready-to-scale

Our experienced formulators take a holistic view of your product and develop targeted recipes tailored to your unique process and label requirements. Click below for our on-trend, but scalable, high protein cracker formula. 

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Contact our experts

Have a snacking-related problem you're not sure how to solve?  From formulation tips to scale-up advice, our team of specialized experts are available and ready for consultation. 

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  1. Atlas Proprietary Ingredion Study (2020)
  2. IRI Snacking Survey presentation (2021)