symlife® taste balancing solutions enable great taste in better-for-you products

Over the past decades, consumers, retailers and regulators have grown increasingly aware of the detrimental health effects associated with immoderate sugar, sodium and fat intake, such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases. While government bodies and health institutions advocate a reduction of these, taste still drives consumer preference.

symlife® taste balancing – enabling great taste in better-for-you products

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Great taste for good-for-you products and a sustainable diet

After more than two decades of delivering winning taste balancing solutions, Symrise operates an extensive toolbox: Our symlife® portfolio helps make good-for-you products taste great and actively contributes to a sustainable diet.

We support you with a global approach to ingredient and recipe understanding, legal requirements, product and process development , combining these with our core taste expertise and deep market understanding to develop consumer preferred products.

Symrise’s ambition is to provide best-in-class integrated taste balancing solutions which leverage our market leading capabilities and complementary partners’ ecosystems. We deliver against the consumer need of great taste in good-for-you products by providing solutions in the following 6 areas:

While symlife® offers these different taste balancing solutions (incl. sodium, umami, masking, fat, sensates), Symrise’s special expertise lies in balancing taste in the context of sweet taste - comprising the optimization of sweet taste profiles as well as the masking or reduction of undesirable aroma and taste effects.

This spans across reduced sugar product applications  within beverages, dairy and sweet goods as well as even culinary applications like ketchup or ready meals.

Our strengths - Your benefits


Consumer and market understanding

Symrise employs a wide array of sensory and analytical tools to understand evolving market trends and consumer needs and wants. To generate these insights, we work with a broad variety of proprietary and external tools.

Taste capabilities

Our modular approach addresses onset, intensity, richness and finish of the respective taste sensation.

Long established supply chains

Our long standing supply chain and sourcing experience ensures continuity of supply and cost effectiveness.

Tailored customer offerings

Thanks to Symrise’s decade spanning experience, in house research and application as well as regulatory expertise, we can employ our Taste Balancing Toolbox to precisely tailor the modulation solution to the specific customer’s product needs.

Ecosystems approach

Collaborating with external expert partners allows us to deliver the best possible taste for products low in sugar. In this, we combine decades of exclusive in-house research with leading experts in their field of both academia and industry. For these strategic partnerships we create new business and shared benefit models with external experts.

Regulatory understanding & consultancy

Our in depth understanding of the global regulatory context of Taste Modulation is a differentiator for Symrise: Our regulatory team helps customers navigate the complex regulatory landscape to determine market relevant labeling and on pack claims.

The value for our customers are taste solutions that work in their end product, drive preference via great taste, are cost effective and give them a unique edge versus many for their competitors with a natural label and robust supply chain.

Which taste would YOU like to balance?

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