Carbonated soft drinks 

Carbonated soft drinks

Add fizz to your portfolio 

Carbonated soft drinks (CSD) have broad appeal throughout the world. But different consumers have different demands: for pure indulgence or a guilt-free treat. Whatever their profile, we’ll give your products that extra sparkle that makes them stand out from the crowd.

Your challenges 

  • ‘How can I give my CSDs a healthier profile without affecting their consumer appeal?’
  • ‘What’s the next big trend and how can we make the most of it?’
  • ‘Are there opportunities we haven’t thought of?’
  • ‘How can we cut costs without cutting down on quality?’

Our solutions

Your priorities drive our products and services. Here are just some ways we’re giving our CSD customers the Tate & Lyle advantage.

  • Innovation

    Let’s make new, innovative and distinctive products together, and create a buzz around your brands. >>
    Our CREATE™ formulation service helps you design products with exciting new tastes and textures. We work alongside you in all key product development phases. We act as your creative ideas lab, where you can discuss market trends, preview the latest technical innovations and be inspired by our own product concepts.

    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):
  • Lemon-Lime Carbonate CREATE™
  • Sugar and calorie reduction

    Meet consumer demand for carbonates with fewer calories, without compromising their taste or mouthfeel. >>
    Our sweeteners offer a great-tasting way to replace sugars. We can replace part
    or all of the sugars with SPLENDA® Sucralose, TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener, PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract, KRYSTAR® or FRUCTOPURE® Fructose.

    Our research into how fructose works with other sweeteners has given us plenty
    of options to reduce calories while keeping a full-calorie mouthfeel.
    These include:
    • Partially replacing sugar with KRYSTAR® or FRUCTOPURE® Fructose, or
      using combinations of fructose with SPLENDA® Sucralose and other sweeteners, depending on the desired flavour profile.
    • Enhancing fruity notes with KRYSTAR® or FRUCTOPURE® Fructose
    By using STA-LITE® Polydextrose, PROMITOR™ Dietary Fiber or hydrocolloids, we can compensate for loss of body caused by reducing or removing sugar in CSDs.

    Whatever your need, our REBALANCE™ formulation expertise enables us to meet the most demanding technical challenges.
    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):
  • Carbonated Orange Drink OPTIMIZE™
  • Lemon Lime CSD OPTIMIZE™
  • Cola OPTIMIZE™

  • No added sugar or sugar free

    Give your consumers great-tasting diet options, with a high quality, well-rounded sweetness. >>
    Our sweetener and REBALANCE™ formulation experts know how to create the best-tasting, optimum-sweetness diet carbonates using SPLENDA® Sucralose
    or PUREFRUIT™ sweeteners.

    With its well-rounded sweetness, SPLENDA® Sucralose can completely replace sucrose or high fructose corn syrups.
    What’s more, formulating with STA-LITE® or PROMITOR™ soluble fibres brings the mouthfeel close to that of a full-sugar product. And custom-designed HAMULSION® hydrocolloid systems can give your diet drink recipe the finishing touch.
    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):
  • Lemon-Lime Carbonate CREATE™
  • Fibre enrichment

    Give your products the fibre boost consumers are looking for, without adversely affecting your product’s texture or appeal. >>
    Achieve ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ source of fibre claims with PROMITOR™ Dietary
    Fiber or STA-LITE® Polydextrose – fibres with beneficial physiological effects. They’re available in liquid form, easily soluble and do not add unwanted flavours or colours to carbonates. Ask for our ENRICH™ formulation support.
    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):
  • Carbonated fruit smoothie ENRICH™
  • Cost optimisation

    Manage cost challenges without changing the mouthfeel, sweetness or quality of carbonate drinks. >>
    Our OPTIMIZE™ formulation experts create great solutions for reducing the cost
    of sweeteners up to 40% by partially replacing sugar with SPLENDA® Sucralose for a high quality sweetness, KRYSTAR® or FRUCTOPURE® Fructose to boost fruitiness, or a combination of both. The drink retains its original taste, you save costs on the recipe – and your consumers enjoy a lower calorie option.

    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):
  • Carbonated Orange Drink OPTIMIZE™
  • Lemon Lime CSD OPTIMIZE™
  • Cola OPTIMIZE™
  • Juicy Lemon CSD OPTIMIZE™
  • Orange CSD OPTIMIZE™
  • Natural sweetening

    Make your brand stand out from the crowd by using 'natural'* sweeteners that deliver great quality sweetness. >>

    Choose from TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener, KRYSTAR® or FRUCTOPURE® Fructose, or our PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract, to sweeten ‘naturally’* at high sweetness levels without compromising taste.

    Our ingredients also help improve the mouthfeel and mask the unpleasant aftertaste associated with low-calorie CSDs sweetened with some natural high-intensity sweeteners.

    Check out some of our concepts (pdf downloads):

  • Cola CREATE™
  • Strawberry Passionfruit and Yuzu Sparkling Waters REBALANCE™
  • *natural status subject to local regulation or guidance

  • Carbonates essentials

    Make your soft drinks with staple ingredients that we can supply to many parts of the world. >>
    Our range of emulsifying modified food starches ensures optimal stability of your flavour emulsions – maximising shelf life and avoiding ring formation.
    Our ISOSWEET® and ISOSUGAR® high fructose corn syrup ranges are valued
    for their clean sweetness, extraordinary purity and colour stability, and the fact that they show no sugar inversion.
    We also offer tailored syrups that combine the sweetness of fructose with the mouthfeel properties of higher sugars. These are perfect for your low-brix carbonates, such as reduced-sugar lemonade.
    In addition, our citric acid and its potassium and sodium salts can help you
    control pH, bring out tart flavour tones and control sucrose inversion in your products.
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Discover our latest recipe!

Cola CREATE™ 50% sugar reduction

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SPLENDA® Sucralose stability in cola applications

Formulate your beverages with SPLENDA® Sucralose or sucralose/ace-K