The people, ideas and imagination to help you succeed

To our customers in confectionery manufacturing, we offer much more than high-quality ingredients. As our partner, you have access to some of the world’s most advanced Research and Development (R&D), technical and food science expertise — for both macro and micro ingredients.

Every day, around the world, we collaborate with customers to help them solve problems, meet challenges and uncover new opportunities with:

Superior research, development and technical expertise

Cargill’s R&D capabilities and facilities are global, with technical development centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. We have technical expertise in chocolate confection preparation, coatings, panning, marshmallow and aerated products, bars and most types of starch molded confections.

Rapid delivery of concepts, prototypes and formulations 

Our pilot facilities and capabilities enable us to test formulations and jointly develop new products with our customers, which result in shortened development time. These include state-of-the-art high solids confection preparations with stoving capability, microbiological labs, and texture analysis.

Excellence in sensory and pilot testing

Our sensory testing capabilities make it easy for us to test food attributes and consumer acceptance for your new product. We can help you achieve the right formulation of your new products with skills in sensory analysis, texture, taste and flavor. 

Ingredient systems support

With food science and culinary expertise in ingredients, ingredient systems, finished food systems and taste technologies, we provide technical assistance to support new systems development, process data gathering and technical documentation to support finished products.

Nutrition, regulatory, supply chain and risk management 

Cargill’s nutrition scientists help identify new health opportunities for our ingredients and develop the science in support of those benefits. Our experts can help you address the regulatory challenges of bringing new opportunities to market. And our supply chain and risk management professionals can help you develop efficiencies in ingredient sourcing and transportation while managing ingredient risk.


Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.