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Candy Industry Trends to Watch in the Year Ahead

Even though consumers are more health-conscious than ever, there’s also no end in sight to their love affair with sweet treats. Often, their indulgence of choice is candy – not just on holidays such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day, but year-round. Therefore, it isn’t very surprising that chocolate and non-chocolate candy alike are growing trends. […]

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Tasty Trends in Chocolates to Look for in 2020

The chocolate market is booming and expected to continue its upward climb. Population growth, increasing purchasing power, and growing demand for premium indulgences are all driving the upswing. Ironically, another factor in its success is the increasing interest in healthy lifestyles – a factor that is driving consumption of organic, sugar-free, and dark chocolate.   […]

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Is Filipino Cuisine the New Favorite?

Signs are popping up all over that food from the Philippines is the next big trend. As Filipino fare gains attention nationwide, more diners are discovering its charms every day.   What’s so special about Filipino cuisine? For one thing, it’s actually a fusion. Named for King Phillip II, the Philippines were under Spanish control […]

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Why is Fine Dining Striving?

In recent years, restaurants have gotten smaller and more casual. Words such as “seasonal” and “local” are more common than ever. In spite of these shifts, fancy dishes such as steak au poivre á l’Armagnac and Dover sole served in a luxurious environment with formal service have managed to maintain lasting appeal. Restaurateurs are taking […]

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What Does The Future of Consumer Trends Hold?

In the food industry, just as in the fashion industry, we constantly strive to stay on top of the latest trends and keep an eye out for the next big thing. We encounter fleeting trends, trends that evolve or come and go, and trends that manage to become permanent fixtures on the scene. Understanding how […]

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Flowers & Herbs in Dessert

For years, chefs have used edible flowers in cooking. This practice fell out of favor for quite a long time, but now, using edible flowers and herbs in both sweet and savory dishes is a top trend once again. Restaurants and other food companies are using floral and herbal ingredients to enhance the color, texture, […]

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How Desserts Are Developing in the Food Industry

Today’s consumer is looking for food that offers something extra: healthier ingredients, adventurous twists, or sinful indulgence. It’s true of everything from breakfast and lunch to dinner and snacks – and desserts are no exception. Here are a few things we’re seeing in desserts this year.   Artistic desserts   Bakers are becoming crossover artists […]

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Fast Food Trends to Look for in 2020

Successful fast food restaurant owners stay ahead of the curve, from the latest technology and cutting-edge equipment to adventurous new menu items. The new year may still be a few months away, but it’s never too soon to start mapping your strategy. Here are a few of the flavor trends in quick-service restaurants we’re expecting. […]

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Innovative Tacos

Tacos – otherwise known as everyone’s favorite Latin import – are taking on a life of their own in the US fast-casual sector. This irresistible dish has made its indelible mark on our dining scene, along with other well-loved street foods of Mexico, South America, and Central America including burritos, empanadas, and tortas – so […]

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Unique Bakery Pairings for the Adventurous Consumer

Today’s adventurous consumer is definitely experimenting with new foods and flavors. People are craving unusual pairings and fusions of flavors, foods, and forms. Bakers are responding to this demand by combining familiar ingredients and foods with the excitement of something different and new. From grilled cheese donuts to cruffins (a croissant-muffin fusion), these mashups are […]