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Hard Cider Trends for Fall

The hard cider industry has been growing both in volume and diversity. Although it currently only accounts for about 1% of the overall alcohol beverage industry in the US, the category has grown over 10 fold in the past decade. According to Nielsen, “local and regional cider sales are up 15 percent year-over-year, and nearly […]

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Natural Flavor Trends in Low Alcohol Cocktails

Against all odds, consumers have actually been cutting down on their alcohol intake in 2020. In fact, The 2020 Cocktail Trends Report conducted by Bacardi found that lower alcohol content in cocktails was the No. 1 trend and Google searches for the term “mocktail” increased by 42% last year. Infused with fresh fruit flavors and […]

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Natural Shaving Cream Trends and Benefits

As the wellness lifestyle trend continues in popularity, consumers are looking to optimize every aspect of their daily lives. This includes swapping everyday products for more natural ones that feature simple ingredients with added health benefits. The once standard menthol-based shaving cream is getting a botanic makeover and consumers are looking for wholesome ingredients and […]

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Healthy Trends in Pet Food

People love their pets and are willing to shell out big bucks to keep them healthy and happy. It’s no surprise that trends in pet food flavors mirror those of their human counterparts: health-conscious, nutrient rich, and alternative proteins are popular selling points that are popping up in pet stores everywhere. “Our society’s relationship to […]

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Honey: The Sweetest Food Trend

Honey is the hottest flavor on everyone’s lips. Naturally sweet, sustainably created, and packed with health benefits, honey hits all the marks when it comes to consumer trends. Environmentally-conscious, holistically inclined, and foodies alike are hyping up honey, and the demand has resulted in a variety of interesting applications. Advanced Biotech takes a look at […]

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Halloween Candy Flavor Innovations

Halloween is right around the corner and everyone is excited for a holiday dedicated to eating copious amounts of candy with zero judgement. While classic staples like peanut butter cups and candy corn will always be a surefire way to satisfy a sweet tooth, this year’s trick-or-treaters are on the lookout for more unique confections […]

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Fall Craft Beer Flavor Trends

As the seasons change, so do the trends in the world of craft beer. Constantly evolving to include unconventional and experimental flavors to please new and seasoned beer drinkers alike, this fall’s brews are inspired by nature and crafted to stimulate the senses. Advanced Biotech takes a look at some interesting autumnal flavors consumers can […]

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What Are Adaptogens?

With chronic stress becoming a more pervasive issue than ever before, many are turning to natural solutions for relief. Adaptogens are a certain category of herbs, foods, roots, and spices that scientific studies suggest can help the body resist stressors of all kinds such as physically, chemically, or biologically. Adaptogens have been used for centuries […]

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Immunity-Boosting Spices

In light of the ongoing pandemic, consumers are actively looking for products that can improve their health, with a majority claiming immunity support as their top concern. As the health and wellness lifestyle trend continues to grow in popularity, many are turning to more natural solutions to prevent common ailments and unlike traditional medicine, spices […]

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Discovering Umami with Mushrooms

Umami, derived from a Japanese word meaning “delicious”, is a term used to describe “fifth taste”. Savory, meaty, and rich, umami is appreciated for the unique boost of flavor it brings to the palate. While it can be found in many different ingredients including green tea and bone broth, mushrooms are most recognized for their […]