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New Sweet and Salty Flavor Combinations

The combination of salty and sweet food seems strange, but is one that magically works and consumers can’t get enough. Sugar and salt balance one another out perfectly and prevent the other from being too intense, creating a highly-addictive flavor profile that’s become a staple in snack foods. While chocolate covered pretzels and French fries […]

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Game-Changing International Condiments

Condiments are a popular way for consumers to add extra flavor to their meals. Spicy, sweet, and smoky, sauces like ketchup, mustard, and barbecue sauce are kitchen staples. However, as consumer interest begins to shift towards more global flavors, new sauces inspired by international cuisines are hitting retail shelves. We’re rounding up three unique condiments […]

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The Rise of Rum: New Market Trends

A staple in bars and liquor cabinets across the US, rum is a classic spirit that has been experiencing a recent surge in popularity. Made from distilling sugarcane molasses and sugarcane juice, it is often aged in wooden barrels, giving it a sweet, complex, and toasted taste that can be used in everything from cocktails […]

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Floral Flavors in Full Bloom

Although it’s winter, floral flavors are in full bloom. More floral flavored cocktails, desserts, and even snacks are springing up more than ever before as health-conscious consumers are taking a more holistic approach to their consumption habits and are looking for new ways to add naturally-derived flavors in their food and drink choices. We take […]

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Botanic Scents for Self-Care

Winter is the perfect time to unplug, unwind, and take time for yourself. Cozying up with a warm cup of herbal tea, watching the sunset with loved ones, or baking a cake are all forms of self-care. Scent also plays a part in relaxation. Natural botanic fragrances not only smell wonderful, but have many health […]

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New Trends in Herbal Tea

Herbal tea has greatly increased in popularity within the past few years, due largely to growing consumer interest in wellness and products with added health benefits. Naturally sugar and calorie free, herbal tea offers a wide variety of flavors that appeal to many different types of consumers. Today, we’re taking a look at new trends […]

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New Cheese Trends Shaping the Industry

Cheese is a foundational flavor and essential ingredients in many cuisines, recipes, and products across the globe. With so many diverse flavors and applications, it has developed a vast and loyal following of fans who are always on the lookout for the next innovation. As consumers change the way they purchase and eat foods, new […]

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Umami and Sweet Flavor Mashups

Food enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new and exciting flavor profiles. While this umami and sweet flavor profile has been around for some time in snacks like Chicago’s famous caramel cheddar popcorn, consumer focus on global and complex flavors will bring this combination to new heights. Well positioned as a modern flavor builder, […]

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Naturally Enhanced Holiday Drinks

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and consumers looking to ring in 2021 right will be reaching for botanically-infused cocktails and mocktails. Vibrant and festive drinks featuring seasonal fruits, unique herbs, and added health benefits are popping up across menus and making consumers everywhere raise their glasses in celebration. Advanced Biotech rounds up […]

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Food Trend: Better-for-You Desserts

It’s almost the season for New Year’s resolutions, and while many consumers vow to diet, many know that total dessert deprivation is never sustainable long-term. A new trend in better-for-you desserts gives consumers the ability to indulge without the guilt, as wholesome treats with added health benefits are sure to satisfy even the sweetest of […]