Plant-Based Dairy Trends

Though the movement of plant-based products from health food stores to mainstream grocery stores has been gradual over the last few decades, a tidal shift is underway. No longer are the dairy aisles limited to soy and almond milks. Today one might find an oat-based beverage, one with added pea protein, or a blend of oat, hemp and kale.

And beyond non-dairy milk alternatives, the refrigerated aisles are exploding with non-dairy drinks, smoothies, yogurts, cheeses and frozen desserts.

The market is expanding beyond vegetarians and vegans for simple reasons. Plant-based foods and beverages align with the interests driving consumer purchases today. First and foremost, health and wellness goals are becoming less of an aspiration and more of a lifestyle. Because fruits, vegetables and grains are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, they appeal to consumers’ nutritional desires.

These foods and beverages tick another box on consumers’ wish lists.

Plant-Based Products’ Blossoming Potential

Over the past year, we have conducted a considerable amount of research on the plant-based and non-dairy alternative markets. Among insights about the consumers and their motives for purchasing, we have identified what consumers think can be improved in non-dairy products. With the goal of meeting consumers’ expectations, Synergy Aromas developed technical solutions that will deliver a great tasting non-dairy alternative experience to consumers.

Click on the links below to learn more about our non-dairy alternatives technical solutions to ensure you are meeting your customers’ expectations.


The global plant-based food market reached $21 billion in 2020 on the heels of five years of double-digit growth.

Understanding the non-dairy alternatives market and what’s motivating these savvy consumers is the key to building products that can capture this growing opportunity.

We invite you to connect with our team for a deeper understanding of the plant-based consumer and the taste solutions that make these products delicious.

Access our Non-Dairy Alternatives Reports.

Dairy by Nature for Plant-Based Products

Plant-based products present added formulation complexity when trying to deliver a well-balanced profile. From managing off-notes from plant-based ingredients and fortification to delivering the creamy, dairy-like flavor and mouthfeel consumers crave, we can help. Dairy by Nature combines natural flavor with masking and mouthfeel technologies to create the most true-to-nature solutions for your plant-based products.

Learn more about our dairy taste solutions.

Paired to Perfection

Drawing on years of experience in delivering captivating taste performance in high protein products, Synergy Aromas has established an analytical-based approach to help fuel your plant protein product development. By identifying the perceived volatile flavor compounds in key plant-based offerings, our flavor creation team can help optimize flavor profiles specifically formulated to perfectly pair with plant-based proteins. Learn more about our flavor solutions for plant-based protein.