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Asian-inspired Botanic Flavors

With consumers constantly searching for new flavors, trends have shifted to include more globalized flavors in the Western mainstream market. Asian-inspired flavors have become particular popular this year as according to Foodable Research Labs, items with Asian flavors on fast-casual menus are up nearly 30% year on year, with orders of these items from Millennials […]

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3 Fall Flavors Better than Pumpkin Spice

When the first cool fall breeze blows in, all things pumpkin spice appear as if out of thin air. In recent times, the pumpkin spice craze has reached new levels of popularity. Ice cream, coffee, beers and wines, lip gloss, even dog treats – everything is fair game with it comes to pumpkin spice-ification, and […]

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Discovering New Fermented Flavors

Fermented foods are making a huge comeback in the Western market as consumers continue to seek out products that are natural, “clean”, and have added health benefits. With wellness becoming prevalent lifestyle trend within the past few years, the public’s awareness about the link between gut health and their overall wellness has put fermented foods […]

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Consumer Coffee Trends to Look Out For

Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. More than 400 billion cups are consumed each year, and 450 million cups are consumed in the United States every day. Coffee creates a sense of comfort and community, and helps many to feel more productive. With so many partaking in at least one cup a […]

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Flavor Mashups and Blurred Lines

2020 will never be called a boring year. Food trends are following suit by creating new combinations of new and exciting flavors. A mix of surprising mashups is popping up throughout the industry.   The Best of All Worlds   What began as fusion cooking a few decades ago is now a global potpourri of […]

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Enhancing Tea with Essential Oils

It isn’t breaking news that tea is a superfood that many believe heals all sorts of ailments, from stress to digestion and obesity. The Chinese drank tea as much as 5,000 years ago and held it in high regard for many medicinal uses. Today’s consumers continue to reach for a cup of calm, although they […]

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Unique and Healthy Yogurt Trends

The yogurt market is growing, and market innovators aren’t wasting time launching new products to fuel this growth. New flavors and unique twists on old favorites continue to increase awareness and create demand for an ever-increasing customer base.   Better-for-You Options   Most consumers became familiar with yogurt as a healthy breakfast option, and  as […]

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Botanic Flavors Take Over Soft Drinks

Many consumers have a love-hate relationship with sodas. The carbonated drinks are refreshing and sweet, but the nutritional value and high-sugar content provide reasons to avoid them. Brands are listening to a more health-conscious population and making adjustments to the benefit of all. Botanic flavors, natural sweeteners, and added nutritional value are all points of […]

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Baby Food Flavor Trends

Have you ever met parents who claim they have too much time on their hands? Probably not! Most parents want to feed their children fresh and clean food made from scratch, but the reality of work and older children in the home place a strain on the available time during the day. New innovations in […]

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Flavor Innovations in Prepared Meals

Let’s face it: consumers are facing challenging times. Families are tutoring children at home while working a full-time job in front of a laptop in the bedroom. It’s not surprising that they are reaching for prepared meals at the end of a long and exhausting day. Today’s prepared meals are a far cry from the […]