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Carbonated Soft Drinks

Sparkling Innovations by WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients

Carbonated soft drinks represent the second largest volume segment of non-alcoholic drinks, after water, worldwide.

A wide range of different products serve various needs and preferences of consumers and thus it is possible to address several target groups.

Classics with a new twist

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients offers innovative ready to market concepts – tailor-made for the specific manufacturer and beverage types. Classic lemonades, cola and cola mixes are a significant growth driver for the CSD-segment. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients creates classic cola varieties, line extensions such as Cherry-Cola or innovative and exciting flavor combinations, like WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients’ Tropic-Cola.

In addition to classic clear lemonades, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients develops spritzers, clear refreshers and premium-concepts with a higher amount of juice or with pulp and fruitcells. Aside from the exceptional fruity taste, these new products have more mouthfeel than classic lemonades – a qualitative and flavorful variation. New taste varieties like lemon-ginger or Mango cause additional drive in the market. Also bitter beverages with innovational flavors like Bitter Orange or Bitter Grapefruit are a growth market.

Innovative Sweetening Solutions

According to different preferences of taste varying by region, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients offers numerous flavor profiles and innovative concepts, adjusted to the customer’s demands and the taste of the respective region. Combined with WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients sweetening solutions, manufacturers can choose between various low-calorie or calorie-free flavor systems.


Fermented drinks are very much en vogue right now, with their slightly tart flavor appealing to adult taste buds. They meet the demand for natural products and clean labeling with an adult taste profile and thus open up to new target groups.

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients offers cider, kombucha and malt as a fermented base for a number of different and varied product creations. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients’ state-of the art technology and know how in various competence centers around the world guarantee excellent quality and innovative concepts.

Malt beverages

Soft drinks on malt basis or with a distinct malty taste are already en vogue in the Middle East and fast gaining popularity in Central Europe. They are not only refreshing thirst quenchers, but a welcome alternative to traditional soft drinks as well as beer. Malt-based beverages are entirely free from alcohol and therefore perfectly in line with halal regulations, even though they taste and look like beer.

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients recognizes this trend and develops individual malt beverage concepts, according to the market situation and the demands of the customer. With ingredients from the “Malt Toolkit” WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients creates tailor-made all-in-one-solutions. They are handled like a soft drink compound without any special expertise required.

There are three main conceptual approaches to the trend malt beverages: