ACTION CALL: B16/248/1 – Toasted and Caramelised

Our client, a global food and beverage company, is looking to identify the next generation of technologies and ingredients that will define the future of the food and beverage industry. Of particular interest are ingredients that deliver the specific cooked flavour characteristics of ‘toasted and caramelised’.


This brief is seeking raw materials, ingredients or technologies that deliver the following flavour characteristics to fruit, vegetable and herbs:

  • Charred
  • Toasted
  • Grilled
  • Caramelised

Suitable solutions must be able to be further processed into food and drink applications.

Ingredients pending regulatory approval; Novel, GRAS etc. will be considered, but clear guidelines on estimated approval times must be given.

Ingredients not currently in use in food and beverage applications, but with potential for new category exploitation will be considered.


All solutions must be submitted to Technology Scout ([email protected]), with a subject line ACTION ref: B16/248/1 detailing:

  • A summary of the raw material, ingredient or technology
  • Commercial availability
  • Suitability for food and drink application
  • Contact details