Case Study

Recipe Reformulated to Create a Natural,
Clean Label Soup


A global manufacturer of ambient soups came to us with the goal of reformulating a product line using only ingredients consumers recognised and trusted. Creating a clean label soup required removing key flavourings while maintaining taste. Due to consumer demand for more whole food ingredients, the company was committed to using only natural taste solutions.


Kerry’s research and development team worked in partnership with the customer to tackle this clean label challenge. To replace the missing flavour elements, we turned to our TrueTaste savoury vegetable stock, which uses proprietary technology and gentle processes to capture the most flavoursome components of natural ingredients. This powder solution enhanced the overall eating experience with umami notes while bringing a delicious and balanced taste to the ambient soups. Because of the ingredients, it was given the label declaration of “vegetable stock”.



Our customer was able to reformulate two delicious ambient soups with a natural label declaration using only kitchen cupboard ingredients. This satisfied the consumer need for clean label, authentic taste using traditional cooking processes and the soup manufacturer’s need for product stability, functionality and taste and aroma impact.

“Through taste, science and culinary expertise we developed our TrueTaste vegetable stock. This product is based on proprietary technology that creates a 'from food, for food’ solution to meet the 'no flavour' need and customer requirement for clean label".

—Kay Marshallsay, Kerry Business Development Director

The Kerry Difference

As an industry leader in creating and capturing authentic culinary taste, our chef- and scientist-designed solutions met consumer taste expectations. At the same time, our high-quality supply chain ensured the stock we ultimately settled on was also a clean label solution.

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