If you’re looking for a food flavoring manufacturer, we know you are looking for the best. After all, flavor is your product’s competitive advantage and that means you want the best results, which can only be delivered by the best food flavoring manufacturer.
When talking about the best, understand that it is subjective to your company’s needs. Just because one flavor company works amazingly for one food processor, it doesn’t mean that the same flavor house will meet your unique needs.
Reviews of the Best Food Flavoring Manufacturers
While we can’t say “this is the best food flavoring manufacturer for you” because again, best is relative, we can tell you these are the top companies that consistently deliver excellence in flavor. You are reading this article because you are looking for the best food flavoring manufacturer, and we believe these nine companies are worth looking into.
At Innova Flavors, we are the meat and savory experts and were recently acquired by Synergy Flavors, which expanded our portfolio of flavors into the sweet, beverage, dairy, and nutrition categories. While we provide the same flavoring services as most of these companies, we recognize you have options when it comes to choosing which flavor company to partner with.
Although it might seem counter-productive to provide a list of our competitors, we hope it provides you with some background on each company so you can begin to evaluate which one will best fit your unique needs. And it if leads you to us, that’s fantastic! But if not, we hope this list provides you with some insight into each company and leads you to a successful partnership.
The Top 8 Food Flavoring Manufacturers
3. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
7, T. Hasegawa
9. Innova Flavors/Synergy Flavors
While the list is not exhaustive, we consider these companies to be the top food flavoring companies in the industry today. It’s also important to do your due diligence and vet each company by talking to them to determine whether the company can meet your needs. In our recent blog, Evaluating Flavor Companies: How to Get the Right Flavor Partner, we share the top five questions to consider when evaluating flavor companies to help you in this process.
A public food company headquartered in Ireland, Kerry specializes in food and beverage flavors and ingredients. The company specializes in sweet and savory flavors, beverage, food, nutrition, pharma, and biotechnology.
Also based in Switzerland, Givaudan is a manufacturer of flavors, fragrances, and active cosmetic ingredients. The company has two business segments that include: Taste & Wellbeing and Fragrance & Beauty. Givaudan specializes in flavors for every type of food, beverage, and nutraceutical application.
3. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
New York-based International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) specializes in food and beverage, home and personal care, and health and wellness markets. For the food and beverage market, IFF offers aroma chemicals, natural botanical extracts, and citrus ingredients.
Firmenich is a privately owned global fragrance and flavor house. Based in Switzerland, the company’s three areas of flavor expertise include sweets, beverages, and savory.
Symrise develops, produces, and sells fragrances and flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients, raw materials, and functional ingredients and solutions. With a portfolio of almost 30,000 products, the Germany-based company specializes in beverage, savory, and sweet flavors for the food industry.
Takasago develops flavors and fragrances for manufacturers of food, beverage, fine fragrances, home, and personal care products. Based in Japan, Takasago specializes in sweet and savory applications, focusing on the beverage, confectionery, bakery, and dairy markets.
7. T. Hasegawa
Also headquartered in Japan, T. Hasegawa is a flavor house with a focus on reaction flavors and flavor modulation. The company also specializes in TTB and organic flavors, as well as flavor kits.
Sensient is a global manufacturer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. The Wisconsin-based company offers taste modulation, plant-based solutions, sensory enhancers, flavors and flavor enhancers, clean label solutions, colors, essential oils, and vegan flavors.
9. Innova Flavors/ Synergy Flavors
Innova Flavors specializes in meat and savory taste solutions for many different product categories, including soups, sauces, gravies, seasoning blends, bases, snacks, marinades, rice, pasta, and noodles, frozen meals, canned foods, plant-based foods, meat substitutes, and meat products. Recently acquired by Synergy Flavors, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of flavorings, extracts, and essences, our flavor and applications portfolio has expanded to include bakery, beverages, confectionery, dairy, and nutrition.
Finding the Best Food Flavoring Manufacturer for You
Any one of these nine companies are flavor experts and should deliver the best results to make taste your champion. Your next step should be to reach out to the companies on this list to determine who best meets your needs.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help deliver extraordinary flavor for your products, schedule a call with us.