Our Story

Manufacturing innovative natural and organic sweeteners that promote wellness, appeal to consumers, while contributing to the sustainability of our planet.


Food … it’s the business we are in and providing sweeteners to food and beverage manufacturers is at the core of what we do.

Based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Sweet Additions was established in 2004 with a vision is to create innovative natural organic food ingredients for the food and beverage industry while promoting individual wellness and supporting the sustainability of our planet.

Clean label products and transparency has been the core of our business since our inception.

Today many of the largest and most well-known manufacturers of packaged foods and drinks utilize a variety of our ingredients for a broad range of applications. These include cane sugars, maltodextrins, syrup solids and syrups made from rice, tapioca, and oat.

Sweet Additions’ approach to customer solutions is guided by the expertise in the products we market. We understand our ingredients and the applications where they perform best. We also have the flexibility to customize many of our ingredients to optimize our customers’ product performance.


Sweet Additions Mission is to manufacture ingredients that sustain our company, customers, community and planet.




Ken Valdivia is the President of Sweet Additions, LLC.

He founded Sweet Additions in 2004 with a goal of providing the food industry with a consistent and reliable source of natural and organic sweeteners.

Valdivia’s vision for Sweet Additions was conceived after realizing that a market was being under served because a significant number of customers could not procure in-demand ingredients. His extensive and unique background with rice and sweeteners was the perfect foundation for filling that need.