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Sophisticated Snacking Trends: Moving Away From Traditional Consumption Patterns

Eating habits have moved from incorporating traditional nutrition and health considerations with complex carbohydrates and fresh foods to more processed dishes that are higher in sugars, refined starches, fats, and saturated fats. This transformation has resulted in increased levels of obesity and related health concerns.   Due to globalization, urbanization, technological advances, food marketing changes, […]

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Mustard Shortages are Driving Prices Up

Mustard is among the most popular condiments in the world, enjoyed in diverse dishes from Indian fish curries to German pretzels to American hot dogs. While the golden sauce is an essential pantry item in most US homes, global producers warn that the mustard aisle may soon be empty. Dijon mustard prices have already skyrocketed […]

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Escapism Flavors

Tasting exotic cuisine and ordering adventurous meals are musts on international trips. With recent global travel restrictions, many people are trying foreign flavors at home. According to T. Hasegawa’s 2022 Food and Beverage Flavor Trends Report, over 36% of US consumers want to see authentic international flavors reflected in their familiar grocery aisle favorites. Join […]

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Pair Super Fruit with Chocolate? Discover 2022’s Favorite Flavor Profile Trends

Chocolate and orange, chocolate and raisins, and chocolate-dipped strawberries and pineapple slices are firm and familiar favorites for fruit flavor pairings, standing the test of time and discerning consumer tastebuds.   The slightly counter-intuitive combination is also versatile, successfully pairing in sweet pastries and bakes, chocolate bars, assortments and countlines, puddings and desserts, ice creams, […]

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The Rise of Plant-Based Vegan Confectionery

Vegan and vegetarian foods are super-hot in 2022.   Plant-based eating is growing exponentially in vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, or reducetarian forms. As a result, to stay relevant and competitive, brands must strive to develop and provide plant-based versions of their products or innovate.   Plant-based products offer a wide range of dairy and meat alternatives, […]

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Alternative Meat for Astronauts

NASA recently launched its Deep Space Food Challenge, calling on scientists to develop novel food technologies and systems for producing safe and palatable food for long-duration space missions. Eternal, a winning team from phase 1 of the challenge, designed an appliance that can print anything from burgers to ice cream at the touch of a […]

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Convenience is a Key Trend for The US Natural Foods Market

The US organic foods market was valued at almost $60 billion in 20201 and is on the rise. However, the market has moved past simple whole foods and produce. Modern consumers want ready-made meals and on-the-go snacks that meet their busy lifestyles while packing a nutritional punch. Keep reading to discover the drivers behind the […]

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Green Tea – Benefits and More

Green tea is internationally hailed for its health-boosting properties and recognized as a superfood, often featured in eating plans, functional foods, and even cosmetics. So, what makes this refreshing drink such a powerful addition to your diet? Join us as we unpack the composition of green tea and how its bioactive compounds could benefit your […]

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What are the Benefits of Food Sustainability?

The global population is expected to rise to 9.1 billion by 20501, so it’s crucial that we adopt farming and production practices that ensure a stable and sustainable food supply for the future. Most commercial food producers use industrialized agriculture and processing methods for large-scale food production, often causing an adverse social, economic, or environmental […]

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Effects of the Ukrainian Conflict on the Global Distillation System

Distillation separates liquids from non-volatile solids in the fluid-based food and beverage industry to concentrate flavors and alcohols. It converts liquids to vapor and back to liquids to extract intense flavors. Fluid-based products, defined as becoming liquid at room temperature, include ice cubes, popsicles, any beverage, ice creams and sherbets, sauces, soups, gravies, and custards. […]