Tate & Lyle Offers New Reduced-Calorie Drink Formulation

April 9, 2012

Tate & Lyle will work directly with food and beverage manufacturers to help them reduce calories in their formulas.

Tate & Lyle (Chicago) is making a new U.S. service available to formulators of healthy drinks-Beverage Optimize. Tate & Lyle will work directly with food and beverage manufacturers to help them reduce calories in their formulas.

Calories can be cut using Tate & Lyle’s portfolio of ingredients, including sweeteners such as Splenda sucralose and Krystar crystalline fructose, as well as texturants and acidulants.

Reformulations may also benefit companies cost-wise, the company says: “With rising commodity prices affecting manufacturing costs, the new formulation service offers companies a consistent way to manage sweetener costs and reduce margin pressure in existing products, line extensions, and new product launches.”

To demonstrate the capabilities of Beverage Optimize, the company launched a variety of new prototypes showcasing great-tasting sugar-reduced drinks, including juices, carbonated soft drinks, still drinks, and beverage mixes.

“Beverage Optimize offers our customers a way to work directly with our formulations experts to develop a great-tasting beverage with the additional benefits of a strong opportunity nutrition label improvements for those who desire them,” said Pashen Black, Tate & Lyle’s Americas marketing manager, in a press release.

In other news, the company has launched a new drinks website, www.yourdrinksolutions.com, with tools to help manufacturers during product development. Ideas include healthier carbonated soft drinks and drinks with added fiber. The website also lets manufacturers calculate any cost savings reformulations achieve.