Research & Development

our innovative r&d team

Our innovative R&D team has the experience and expertise to achieve what you are looking for without compromise.

Whether you need a product that contains complex flavor profiles, meets strict nutritional guidelines, or adheres to multiple dietary restrictions, our team will provide delicious options for you to choose from.

Our technical services team is composed of food scientists, process and packaging engineers, and quality and regulatory specialists. Helping our customers create value includes a deep understanding of both ingredients and product processes.

our Products

From concept to commercialization

CDS can partner with you to bring your chocolate and confectionery visions to life! Whether you want to develop something new or elevate an existing product, we can help.

  • Recipe Development
  • Custom Formulation
  • Clean Label Adherence
  • Product Optimization
  • Commercialization
  • Strategic Ingredient Sourcing
  • Supports Quality Assurance
Research & Development


At CDS we are passionate about creating and bringing to market delicious, new chocolate and confectionery products that meet emerging consumer demands. Whether it’s cleaning up labels, making better-for-you-food by adding plants or removing sugar, or creating custom flavor formulations, our experienced team works confidently with you to turn your vision into your product.

Never-been-done-before is never a problem for us. We’ll work with you to create a custom solution that exceeds your goals for flavor, texture and whatever else you’re looking to pioneer. Our dedication to innovation and growth is why we invest in R&D, new products, flavors, packaging, production capabilities and more. We pride ourselves on being nimble, meeting our customers’ needs

Research & Development


From new products and process technologies to improved functionality, quality and cost reduction, we believe collaboration and trust are key in creating successful food solutions.

We partner with a wide range of customers, from emerging brands to globally recognized food companies. Our experience and flexibility offer distinct advantages to both types of customers:

• Large companies get better speed-to-market and customization support

• Emerging brands can avoid the costly, time-consuming challenges many start-ups face like unscalable products and untested processes

• Both types benefit from the creativity of our experienced food formulation and processing experts

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