Reimagining the dairy case

An increasing number of consumers are choosing dairy-free and lactose-free beverages. Reasons for this evolution vary from one continent to another. In Asia, adult populations are largely lactose-intolerant and often embrace soy-based beverages. In Europe and America, the booming trend for plant based drink is more likely driven by a shift in diet towards plant-based products. 

Traditional milk beverages remain popular in these regions too, with a foothold as a nutritious beverage for kids that is most often consumed unflavored in the morning with breakfast. But the segment is diversifying, too, with new options that feature colors, fruits, vegetables, and nutritional benefits. Since the demand for on-the-go beverages is increasing in most regions, the use of naturally tasty and healthy ingredients is boosting innovation and attractiveness, creating new moments of consumption.

Our solutions for dairy and non-dairy drinks

Inspiring recipes for your applications

A pinch of trendy purple

Plant-based dairy drinks are a growing segment driven by consumer desire for healthier and more responsible eating choices. Delivering great sensorial experience while claiming sustainable commitment are success factors for your brand. 

 

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How we can help you with your dairy and non-dairy drinks

Natural & clean colors

Add a touch of color…it’s the first thing the consumer will see!
• Naturally-occurring color shades from natural fruits or vegetables
• Coloring juices are what is expected by consumers because they are simple ingredients, not additives
• Milk drinks would expect colors inspired by the fruits or vegetables that pair well in a sensory profile with milk
• Vibrant pinks, yellows, oranges and browns are still the favorite palette for kids supporting the use of berries, vanillas, caramels and chocolate tastes
• For adults, the palette is much larger to accommodate the diversity of fruits and vegetables but still features pale shades
• Diana Food offers a full rainbow of coloring juices under the CleanColors™ brand to boost creativity without compromising performance, naturalness and trusted sustainable ingredients
• Now also available in EU and US Organic
• Coloring foods offer a clean labeling, they are non GMO, and are suitable for vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal diets

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Fruit & vegetable juices

Dairy and plant-based drinks pair well with the innovative benefits that fruits and vegetables can provide.
• This combination goes the extra mile in terms of better nutrition, offering all-in-one, on-the-go healthy snacks
• Provides a world of new taste and texture experiences: adding banana puree will allow a smooth texture and a natural sweet taste without adding any sucrose
• Other vegetables can deliver natural sweet taste (like pumpkins and super sweet corn) and contribute to the intake of more vegetables in the daily diet
• Reducing sugar content in beverages is a global concern that is driving the innovation for kids snacks
• Diana Food offers an extensive range of fruits and vegetables grown near our factories
• We apply minimal physical processes to retain natural taste and natural color
• We apply proprietary technologies to delivery disruptive taste performances while maintaining the ability to declare simple fruit and vegetable juice concentrates
• From our banana stream grown in Ecuador we offer a large portfolio of purees in organic and conventional form for dairy & non-dairy drinks, including a specific range for babies

 

Looking to add some flavors?

Working with Diana Food also gives you access to the full expertise and competencies of the Symrise Group, a global leader in flavor and taste solutions. From consumer insights to regulatory, we work in synergy to support your brands.

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Our technical team includes food and beverages scientists, food engineers and sensory experts. They develop and optimize the taste and technical performance of our natural ingredients to help you create your product.

 

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