‘Matching’ is a free of charge service offered by Plant-Ex, and is very popular amongst new and existing customers. Often, this service is popular as we can offer more competitive pricing in comparison to other flavour houses, without affecting the quality of the flavour or altering the end product in any way. You may be […]


blue colour guide in food and beverages blog post

Blue has always been one of the most popular colours in food and beverage. It is often used to convey a sense of naturalness, healthfulness, and refreshment. Blue is also a very versatile colour, as it can be used in a wide range of products. There has been a lot of controversy over the years […]


What does strawberry flavour taste like

Strawberry flavour is a go-to for many food manufacturers globally, and is one of the most popular flavours in the world, just after chocolate and vanilla. What makes it so special and delicious is its sweet profile and how the flavour itself interacts with our taste buds. In this article, we will be highlighting the […]

The Ultimate Guide to Green Colours in Food & Beverages

ultimate guide to green colours in food beverages

Its safe to say that Green is one of our favourite colours at Plant-Ex… just look at our logo! The colour green is often linked with nature and natural ingredients. It is also associated with nutritious and healthy foods. At Plant-Ex we have a full range of green colours and blends, each suited to different […]

Colours for meat replacement/vegan meats

colours for meat replacement/vegan meats

Colours for vegan meat applications are fairly limited to red-pink shades or brown shades, depending on the meat manufacturers are looking to replicate and whether you want a cooked appearance, or a raw meat appearance. Naturally, when manufacturers are looking to colour actual meat we would recommend carmine, derived from cochineal beetles. This is not […]

Spooktacular Flavours and Colours for Halloween

Halloween idea for cupcake

Plant-Ex’s Applications Team has been working hard over the past few months in order to generate new ideas for Halloween, utilising the most popular and traditional colours and flavours that we manufacture. Although it’s too late to start this Halloween, the food world likes to work a year in advance! Get started on 2023 ideas […]

The Ultimate Guide to Yellow Colours in Food & Beverages

Yellow food colour used in a cupcake - guide to yellow colours

Over the years, a lot of research has been done in order to demonstrate the link between certain colours, and how they make you feel. For example, it has been found that the colour yellow has a psychological effect when used in food or beverages; it is a cheery colour that frequently conveys happiness. Yellow […]

Ultimate Guide to Orange Colour in Foods & Beverages

orange colour Curcumin used in beverage application - guide to orange colours

Orange is a very popular food colour, and for good reason! Orange colours come from a variety of cost-effective, natural sources. The 3 main natural orange colours that Plant-Ex offer include carotenes, annatto and paprika. However, we have also created a number of ‘orange blends’ to assist with labelling declarations. In this article, we will […]

Raspberry Lemon Verbena Flavour – “Flavourists Creation”

raspberry lemon verbena flavour - innovative flavourist creation for summer

Nothing beats the flavour of fresh, in-season Raspberries during the summer months. In our latest creation, the humble Raspberry is given a refreshing, summery twist with the combination of aromatic Lemon Verbena. This creates a fruity, Lemon sherbet-like flavour with a zingy herbal, citrus back note. Despite its strong Lemon scent, the citrusy herb Lemon […]

Challenges facing the Confectionery Industry

blog post explaining challenges in confectionary industry

The confectionery industry is under pressure as consumers shift to healthier lifestyles. In this blog post, we’ll explore the challenges facing the industry, including declining sugar consumption and the rise of health-conscious consumers. Sugar Restrictions and Other Changes in Diet The confectionery industry is under pressure from health campaigners and government regulators to make changes […]