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Choosing Flavors for New Energy Drinks

As energy drinks have gained popularity, their range of flavors has grown exponentially, with new and surprising flavors showing up all the time. In addition to new flavors, energy drinks are now being endowed with various attributes such as “healthy,” “low-calorie,” and “all-natural.” More consumers purchase energy drinks than ever before, and kids and adults […]

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Exploring the World of Ready-to-Drink Beverages

What do coffee, tea, flavored water, fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and cocktails all have in common? They were once available only to people who took the time to brew, process, mix, or otherwise prepare the ingredients themselves, but are now available on supermarket and convenience store shelves ready to drink.   Busy schedules and […]

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Coconut Water: A “New” Health Drink

Coconut water has been around forever, but until recently, most Americans encountered it only as a treat when traveling to exotic locations. But lately, this natural and nutritious liquid has flooded the market and can now be found on any supermarket shelf as well as in many online stores. Part of what’s driving the trend […]

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Healthy and Delicious – Crafting Green Juices

Is there anybody who hasn’t heard of the green juice craze? Green juices, produced from ingredients such as kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, and herbs such as basil and mint, are the latest and greatest way for people to get their daily doses of healthy vitamins and nutrients. And there are more ways than ever to […]

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Creating Fantastic Fragrances for Natural Soap and Shampoo Products

Today’s buyers crave safe, natural products, and while this trend started in the foods and beverages industries, it’s extended into the toiletries market. However, it’s not enough to simply leave out the harsh chemicals. The aromas in these toiletries help give them their “natural” appeal, so there are several things that fragrance designers should take […]

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Special Considerations for Craft and Small Batch Ingredients

Flavor and fragrance ingredients producers place a lot of focus on large, mass-market producers of goods. But just as important are those small and medium-sized businesses in need of ingredients for craft and small batch products.   Those who handcraft their items or who produce their goods in limited amounts have special considerations that in […]

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Sweet and Sour – Honey and Vinegar Flavors

Honey and vinegar are as different as night and day. However, they can be used together to create some truly delectable flavor combinations. There’s plenty of historical precedent for this, as this sweet and sour flavor combination has been popular in many different types of ethnic cuisines for centuries. However, modern day flavor designers are […]

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Taking a Look at Artisan Bread Flavors

It’s no secret that for many of us, bread is a go-to comfort food favorite. It’s rich, hearty, filling, and there’s nothing quite as comforting as the fragrant aroma of a freshly baked loaf. While there’s nothing wrong with a classic loaf of bread, artisan bread helps to bring something new to the table. Here […]