Creating Taste Sensations

Solina has a comprehensive arsenal of ways to make savoury food taste great. When striving to improve the taste of a product, we can apply seasoning blends featuring herbs and spices, flavourings and a range of liquid solutions spanning from bouillons and stocks, to emulsified and cook-up sauces.

By sourcing quality ingredients from suppliers such as flavour houses, rather than being tied to a limited set of proprietary products, our food experts always have the right sources for each specific project. The combination of untrammelled access to ingredients, culinary heritage, extensive technical expertise and the unrivalled creativity of our food experts equips us to rise to any taste challenge.

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Tailoring To Local Tastes

Solina is a global company with extensive local connections. Forging close ties to the markets we serve, enables our teams to create products customised to the specific taste preferences of different countries and consumer segments. The depth of knowledge of local taste preferences enables Solina to define what a customer needs to succeed in a particular market.

We understand the differences between the taste profiles of a French and Turkish tomato soup or a German and Polish cooked sausage, and how to adapt recipes to deliver products tailored to each market. Some adaptations are simple, such as altering salt levels to account for preferences in Asia and Europe, but other changes are more involved and have knock-on effects.

Balancing All The Elements

Taste, while critical to food, cannot be viewed in isolation from other factors. The interplay of all the elements and Solina’s mastery of them is exemplified by the differences between shawarma in Germany, Lebanon and Turkey. Equipped with deep local knowledge, we understand that the use of lemon juice is a defining characteristic of shawarma in Lebanon. Crucially, we also know the impact lemon has on texture and can adapt accordingly, for example by using a flavour rather than a juice.

Changes to taste can also affect yield, nutrition and other factors. The intertwined nature of all the elements results in a balancing act. Solina’s extensive experience enables our teams to foresee when a change to improve taste will negatively affect another key variable such as yield and ultimately to create products that deliver on every dimension.

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Discover our Inspirational Concepts

Solina has showcased the power of our capabilities with advanced concepts that address the biggest trends in savoury foods.

Making consumer craved crisps healthier?

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Challenging the all-time concept of a hot dog?

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A ham with optimised Nutri-Score and clear ingredients label?

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Is vegan tuna the next plant-based success?

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Is a no-compromise, nitrite-free ham possible?

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How to put the crunch into chicken wings?

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Bringing the taste of Thailand to Europe?

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Giving plant-based goujons a chicken-like bite?

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Perfecting a chicken-like burger?

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Perfecting a plant-based nugget?

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Serving Markets

Solina’s comprehensive arsenal of ways to improve taste makes us a leading partner to companies working on the full spectrum of savoury foods.

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