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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 […]

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Adult-ifying The Snack Market

A little sweet, a little salty and slightly spicy, alcohol-flavored chips are bringing to life several grown-up trends shaping the snack scene. As snacking is no longer the optional extra and becomes a definitive occasion, flavorists are infusing snacks with classic alcoholic beverages  for consumers increasingly in search for bold, strong flavors in everything from snack […]

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Lavender Flavor Trends 2019

Flavorists and consumers alike are now more open to expanding their palette than ever before, which means its prime time for new flavors to rise. The macro trend for this year continues to be a balance between flavors that consumers find familiar and comforting alongside flavors that satisfy their craving for a flavor adventure. There […]

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Enhancing Cereal Products with Flavor Ingredients

Although products incorporating flavors that incite memories of childhood like cereal milk, s’mores, birthday cake, and cookie dough are popular in cereal products, cereal brands continue to be under pressure to reduce sugar content, meet the healthful breakfast needs of health-conscious consumers, all while providing great taste and meeting convenience needs. Cereal brands take notice […]