This is not an orange. Find out why its so much more.

This is not about Flavor

When we look at an orange or any flavor ingredient, we see so much more. Whether it’s a rare hillside Maltese Blood Orange or Italy’s Bergamot Orange grown for its perfumed peel, each orange flavor has a history...and a future.

We don’t just give you flavor; we work together to create the right flavor for you.

When you work with Sensient, you’re getting a personalized experience from an interconnected team. All of our units, Operations, R&D, Sensory, and Marketing, are a part of one overarching team – a team of designers. We design flavors. We take time to understand the customer and their consumer to decide on the right taste or the exact type of fruit, vegetable, or other ingredient we want to use. Along the way, we consider certification and label requirements such as vegetarian, Kosher-certified, GMO-free, and organic. Thoughtful choices are made about what to create and show, and what recommendations to give. Every department of Sensient is involved in the flavor design process. We don’t just give you flavor; we work together to create the right flavor for you.

This is not a flavor company

Sensient has 75 locations in 35 countries, serving customers in more than 150 nations.

With 130 years of experience under our belt, our teams research, innovate, and design flavor systems and color solutions with an exceptional level of experience and care.

Our heritage

Over the past 130 years, Sensient has evolved dramatically to meet industry needs, and is now a transformed company. We started as Spring Meadows Distillery in 1882, became Red Star Yeast in 1960, then Universal Foods in 2000, and then started focusing on consumer taste experiences in 2001. Today, our passion is to partner with customers to reach consumers using exactly the right ingredients.

How we serve you

As one of the top ten global flavor manufacturers, we serve our customers by delivering innovative and creative solutions.

Our dynamic R&D team combines the strengths of its industry-leading flavor & color technologies with applications expertise. R&D works very closely with the marketing team, turning their inspirations into realities.

Our specialities

  • Food & beverage
  • Industrial
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Inks
  • Cosmetic
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Coffee and tea
  • Dry beverage mixes
  • Energy drinks
  • Flavored water
  • Juice-based drinks
  • Sports drinks
  • Yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Novelties, confectionary, baked goods
  • Cultured dairy
  • Drinkable dairy
  • Fruit preparations
  • Flavor bases
  • Variegates
  • Inclusions
  • Sauces
  • Soup and bouillon
  • Sauces, dressings & marinades
  • Ready meals
  • Processed meat and seafood
  • Savory snacks
Sensient Natural Ingredients
  • Organic & non-gmo dehydrated vegetables and chili peppers
  • Chili varietals
  • Roasted, Toasted, Smoked
  • Industrial fermentation and cell culture
  • Animal nutrition
  • Plant nutrition and soil enrichment
  • Fragrance compounds
    • Fabric care
    • Home care
    • Air care
    • Fine fragrances
    • Personal wash
    • Oral care
  • Fragrance ingredients
    • Aroma chemicals
    • Essential oils

Consumer insights

We see our customers as partners. We don’t just give you a flavor; we work with you to create an experience. Sensient offers a more personal and customized development approach that draws from a wealth of consumer insights and predictions.

To collect consumer insights, we use a combination of strategic activities:

  • Customized approach to market research
  • Consumer behavior and preference studies
  • Syndicated research approach
  • Competitive research
  • Market segmentation
  • Concept ideation

Trends to Taste

Predicting the Taste Preferences of Tomorrow

Because we’re passionate about delivering the tastes consumers want, we travel the world to research culture globally for our annual Trends to Taste program. With every edition of Trends to Taste, we create a publication and custom presentations that help companies learn about consumer taste preferences of the future.

The insight is built through five strategic channels:

  • Market Excursions
  • Custom and Syndicated Research
  • Trade Shows and Publications
  • Networking
  • Social Media

Health & wellness

There’s an ongoing cultural shift towards more wholesome, natural ingredients, and away from excess sugar, sodium, and unhealthy fats. At Sensient, we’re committed to making products more natural and nutritious for consumers.

Taste Modulation

With our taste modulation technologies, unhealthy ingredients are reduced while keeping the associated flavors, mouthfeel and body intact.

Our taste modulation technologies include:

  • Masking: Smoothenol®
  • Boosting: APSS™, SensaSalt™, Sensates

Driving innovation

We believe in innovating to deliver dynamic flavor experiences to delight your consumer. Our expert network of global flavorists, dedicated R+D and PhD scientists are constantly working to create and advance our proprietary technologies.

Our sensory and consumer evaluation includes:

  • Fully equipped sensory laboratory led by a Global Sensory Director and Team of Seasoned Sensory Professionals
  • State-of-the-art tasting booths and prep area in clean, air-controlled, ventilated building
  • Computerized data collection with Cloud (Global Enabled Harmonized Testing), Subscription (Compusense), and Additional Statistical Analysis Software (XLSTAT, IFPrograms)
  • Internal/External Assessors, Test locations and demographics as needed
  • Affective, discrimination and descriptive analysis capabilities with objective-based, experimental designs and protocols (ASTM standards compliant)