Creating the right flavoring combination for a food, beverage or packaged product can require multiple attempts on the bench and in the pilot plant. Even with in-depth knowledge of ingredient interactions and processes, products may hit a snag in manufacturing. Just like a seasoning house combines blends of spices, colors and flavorings, a sweetener company can create blends of sweetening compounds to deliver the optimum sweetness profile for a specific product. Maximizing synergies among sweeteners and other ingredients in the formula can reduce the cost of the formula. Adding one ingredient instead of many reduces manufacturing steps as well as inventory, a benefit to both R&D and QC.