Founded in 1998 Blends originally operating from a small craft bakery in Liverpool, initially supplying simple commodity ingredients to the baking industry.
In 2011 we relocated to Blends House in Knowsley, Liverpool, a single bespoke 35,000 square foot premises, designed from the ground up to be BRC compliant.
In 2017 we purchased neighbouring Picton House, another 35,000 square foot premises dedicated to bulk pack glycerine and commodity ingredients.
Today we now supply a wide range of products to both the food and drink industry. We offer flavourings and colours in natural, non natural and powder formats. Our commodity portfolio contains antioxidants, emulsifiers, humectants, gums, thickeners, preservatives, mould inhibitors, sweeteners and starches.
We also offer a range of colours, favours and ingredients specially developed for animal feeds, fish baits and eLiquid industries. We are recognised within the food and drink industry for our flavours, colours and commodities.
Our flavour portfolio contains over 20000+ products, made from both natural and non natural ingredients. We offer Flavour Enhancers providing controlled flavour release and masking of unwanted flavours.
We have a fully automated packing line capable of filling 1000ltr IBC’s, 38ml retail bottles and everything in-between. To keep costs down we operate our own fleet of delivery vehicles enabling us to offer sustainable cost-effective contracts on all commodities. We can help drive your business forward by offering excellent customer service, confidential technical support and traceability management assistance.
Our site is fully BRC Compliant for our client’s piece of mind.
To be the first choice provider of food colours, flavours and commodity ingredients to food manufacturers and food service operators.
To provide unrivalled product quality, friendly expert advice and the best technical specifications.
To care about the environment reducing our consumption of resources. To minimise waste through a commitment to reuse or recycle, where feasible.
We will do this from a premises designed from the ground up to be fully compliant with BRC standards.
We are always investing and training our team to achieve the highest customer service and excellent quality products.
Producing healthier products
The demand for healthier food and beverage products is ever increasing. We can help you reduce salt and sugar and make healthier foods taste great.
We offer a range of products specifically designed to enhance perceptions of flavour where certain ingredients are used for cost, functionality or dietary reasons. The flavours may be used individually or in combination to enable flexible and efficient taste solutions.
Cake Enhancer Flavour
Used to recreate a ‘home baked’ flavour, producing all the indulgent taste experience without the calories.
Where cost or dietary requirements dictate a low fat baked product, the Cake Enhancer can be used to recreate a rich, creamy, eggy taste.
The cake enhancer flavour can be used in conjunction with any other flavour to improve the appeal of a product.
Dairy Enhancer Flavour
Used in a similar way to the Cake Enhancer, the Dairy Enhancer is designed to recreate a full dairy fat indulgent character.
The flavour has a rich, creamy, buttery taste, giving consumers the impression of a full dairy fat product, but without the cost or calories.
With changing consumer attitudes towards fried foods, our fried flavour provides all the taste of a freshly fried product without the fat.
Fried Flavour is ideal for sweet products such as baked doughnuts.
We have range of sugar flavours, including, brown, caster, burnt, and syrup. When used in reduced sugar products our sugar flavours can bring some
of the character lost and help to mask the bitterness of artificial sweeteners.
Certifications and awards
Blends manufacturing site has BRC accreditation to grade AA. You can access our BRC certificate through the BRC website.
We have the necessary certifications to supply ingredients to Kosher and Halal requirements.
In 2018 Blends won the "Knowsley Business Award" as Excellence in Manufacturing/Logistics and in 2019 we won "The Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards" as Business of the Year (51 to 250 employees).