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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 […]

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Spicy Foods: Bring the Heat

Global consumers now have endless choices when it comes to packaged food and beverage goods, and most of them are willing to branch out and try new brands if there’s something new and exciting on offer. More than anything, today’s adventurous consumers want their food to be flavorful, and one of the most popular flavor […]

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Cocktail Trends

Cocktail Trends   The alcoholic beverage industry is an exciting one to watch thanks to its ongoing quest to challenge boundaries and deliver something new. Let’s take a look at what trends will be the hottest this year.   CBD cocktails   It’s no surprise that drinks containing CBD would top the list of 2020 […]

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Flour Power

Flour may not be the first item that comes to mind when you think of the hottest food trends of the year. However, flour has been coming into its own as the latest “it” ingredient on many menus and grocery shelves with all kinds of new and unexpected varieties. Wheat is far from the only […]

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Plant-Based 2020 Trends

Plant-based trends are sprouting all over. There’s a new crop of flavors making their way to grocery store shelves and restaurant menus, and they don’t show any signs of slowing down as consumers become more interested in living a healthy lifestyle.   Here are some of the top plant-based trends we’re watching for this year. […]