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Flavoring Healthy Snacks For Kids

It’s no secret, the growing “millennial mindset” has consumers in large searching for bolder flavors. The shift is continuing in the snack industry, particularly when it comes to innovative products to expand options for the littlest eaters. The focus on healthy snacks for kids continues to emerge and with it the possibilities for flavorists to […]

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The Rising Popularity of Floral and Botanical Flavors

The natural appeal and exotic notes of floral and botanicals are not going unnoticed. Product launches from biscuits to yogurts, drinks to snacks are being released at an increasing rate. According to Innova Market Insights, products featuring floral flavors have increased 132% between 2015 and 2017.   RTD products such as meal replacements are a […]

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Flavoring Marinated Cheese

More than a gorgeous decorative addition to consumers cheese plates, marinated cheese offers freshness that delights even the pickiest eater. From feta cheese to goat cheese and beyond, marinated cheese is known for being rich and full of flavor. Not surprisingly, there are an incredible number of flavor ingredients that are appropriate for making combinations that […]

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Innovation in Floral Applications

You can’t go wrong with pretty colors and romantic, floral flavors. For this very reason, floral flavors continue to have widespread appeal. Rose, lavender, hibiscus and orange blossom continue to be the leading choices and are expected to continue to gain traction and visibility this year. Their exotic notes and natural appeal make them a […]

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Pacific Rim Flavor Inclusions

Ethnic flavors are always a big hit among consumers, with the biggest being influenced by everything from demographic shifts to the way that people are eating their favorite foods. One of the biggest trends in the American food industry this year has been the rise of Pacific Rim flavors, which is a hodgepodge of ingredients […]

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New Ways to Spice Up Sandwiches

According to Technomics, 65% of all restaurants have sandwiches on their menus. That’s not surprising as sandwiches have always been a favorite. While it isn’t difficult for consumers to find a turkey and cheese sandwich or an Italian sub, operators are looking to include innovative and unique sandwiches to their menus.   These days, you […]

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Coffee Trends We’re Embracing This Year

The National Coffee Association (NCA), reported 63% of American adults drink coffee daily, a 6% percent increase from last year.  Coffee is America’s favorite beverage, and for good reason. A rise in interest with gourmet coffee varieties and an increase in consumption among younger consumers contribute to this growth. Appreciation of coffee quality is growing […]

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Trending Flavors in Functional Beverages

Consumers are increasingly drawn to the health benefits available through functional beverages. Although the “gut health” and “functional foods” phenomenon has impacted the all aspects of the menu — the beverage category holds the biggest opportunity for flavor innovation. This blends the beverage industry with vitamins and supplements, allowing nutrient dense ingredients such as kale […]

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Choosing Fragrance Ingredients For 2019 Perfume Trends

It used to be that aromas that recreated the scents of popular foods, such as chocolate cake or banana nut bread, were novelty items largely confined to the kiddie shelves. Perhaps it’s a touch of nostalgia, or even just a temptation to try something new – regardless of the reason for this surprising trend, food-scented […]

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Japanese Flavors Go Mainstream

Izakaya dining has become one of the hottest culinary trends in recent years. Featuring an array of delightful and flavorful Japanese finger foods, Japanese Izakaya has all the sophistication of Spanish tapas combined with a laid-back pub feel. Indeed, the word Izakaya translates to ‘tavern’ in English, which gives you a good idea of what […]