The purpose of this study was to provide our client with information on the market for smaller quantities of customer-specific sweetener blends consisting of liquid mixtures and dry blends of sugar with other ingredients.

Units considered were <one tonne. Smaller-scale quantities might be sold to food manufacturers already blending themselves, for whom it might be more cost-effective to buy blends made to their own requirements and delivered just-in-time. Liquid blends might include sucrose and glucose, invert, flavours and colours and/or dry mixtures with sucrose with starch, polydextrose, dextrose, spray dried glucose and fructose.

Specifically, our client wanted to know if it should sell syrups and whether or not to invest in new production and blending capacity.

The contents of the study included:

Objective

Method

Principal Findings

Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Options on Starch Syrups
  • Recommendations on Starch Syrups
  • Market Potential for Starch Syrups
  • Recommendation on Blending Capacity
  • Recommendation on High Intensity Sweeteners

Introduction to Sweetener Blends

Starch Syrup Producers

Sugar Producers

High Intensity Sweetener Producers

Product Sectors

  • Soft Drinks
  • Ice Cream
  • James and Marmalades
  • Baking
  • Confectionery
  • Brewing
  • Other Foods

Legal Issues for HIS in Combination with Nutritive Sweeteners

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