Develop superior snacking experiences that keep consumers coming back for more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.