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The Enduring Popularity of Caramel

There are few flavors as popular and versatile as caramel – especially of those that have been around as long. Caramel also has multiple personalities: butterscotch, dulce de leche, toffee, and cajeta are all forms of caramel cooked to different stages or made with different ingredients. It is the perfect mild foundation for any number […]

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Strawberry Flavor Applications

There are few things as naturally sweet and flavorful as ripe, red strawberries. You can use this flavor in the creation of many baked goods, including muffins, cakes, pies, cookies, and more. It’s especially popular in baking mixes that allow consumers to bake up the strawberry-flavored desserts, snacks, and breakfasts they want in their own […]

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Cannabinoids Cosmetic Applications

Thanks to CBD, cannabis is losing its “stoner” image and gaining a new one as a luxury beauty and wellness product. Relaxing laws around marijuana and growing enthusiasm over the science of CBD have legitimized what many people have long suspected: this stuff is good for you.   CBD is making its presence felt on […]

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How Restaurants Are Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a day to eat, drink, and be merry, and restaurants come through in a big way with Irish-themed cocktails, food, and music in a festive atmosphere. This day is full of regular menu items dressed in green in honor of St. Patrick, but there’s more to it for savvy businesses. St. […]

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Seafood Trends

As consumers become increasingly health-conscious, they’re naturally eating more seafood. Fish and other seafood items are rich in essential fatty acids and form an essential part of any healthy diet. Here are some of the top seafood trends that we’re seeing in 2020.   Sustainability   Unsurprisingly, sustainable seafood tops the list of 2020 trends. […]

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Pancake Trends

If you operate a restaurant that serves breakfast, then chances are, you serve pancakes. That’s a great move these days because pancakes are gaining newfound popularity—in a big way. Pancakes are easy to make, fun to eat, and, most importantly, incomparably delicious. Here are a few of the biggest pancake trends that we’re seeing this […]

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Beer and Cider Flavor Innovations

If it’s flavored beer and cider you’re after, there’s nowhere as promising as North America to find it. Here, more than anywhere else, consumers love their flavored beers, and they’re buying fruit-, vegetable-, herb-, and spice-flavored drinks in higher quantities than ever.   Here are a few of the beer and cider trends marking 2020 […]

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The Rising Trend of Meal Replacement Drinks

Why eat your meal when you can drink it? One of the fastest-growing trends today is the meal replacement drink, a nutritional liquid that provides the same calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals as a regular, balanced meal. These drinks make proper nutrition a breeze with an ideal balance of nutrients counted out for […]

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Hibiscus Extracts Meet GRAS Regulations

If you’ve been interested in using hibiscus extracts but have safety concerns, you can relax. You can now use hibiscus extracts confidently in your flavor and fragrance creations thanks to their official spot on the GRAS list.   If a substance is on the FDA’s GRAS list, then it is “Generally Recognized As Safe.” The […]