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Regional Flavors Trend Into 2021

Consumer appetite for flavor exploration has persisted during the global pandemic. QSR menus and product launches indicate regional cuisine has increased in popularity and will be a major trend to watch in 2021 as consumers crave a sense of adventure in food and drink. BBQ Boom A Mintel survey shows 87% of consumers display interest … Continued


Meet Andy Sadowski, Flavorchem’s Scheduling/Materials Manager

Name: Andy Sadowski Role: Scheduling/Materials Manager “Although we have grown past the small family business on paper, I feel that the same philosophy and atmosphere remains.” Road to Flavorchem I was hired to work at Flavorchem in July 1991 after initially working through a temp service. My first position was in Shipping and Receiving but I have been in … Continued


Tricks and Trendy Treats this Halloween Season

Candy manufacturers and consumers remain optimistic that longstanding Halloween traditions will not be strongly impacted by the pandemic. The National Confectioners Association reported 80% of their respondents believe that people will find creative and safe ways to celebrate the festive season this year.   Sour Spotlight New sour-flavored confection launches saw a 38% growth with See’s Candies latest Sour Jelly Beans Trick-or-Treat Pack, which includes a mix of Sour Tangerine, Grape and Apple flavors. Available through the American Licorice Co., Boo Box features Sour Punch … Continued


Sweet Trends in Sugar Reduction Happening Now

Sugar reduction remains a top priority as new dietary guidelines advise Americans to lower their added sugar intake from 10% to less than 6% of their daily calories. Brands’ quest for healthier alternatives persists with 74% of 2020 Food and Health survey respondents trying to limit or avoid sugar altogether.  No sugar. No problem ChocZero’s sugar-free chocolate products include peanut butter cups, chocolate squares, and keto bark. Nut Pods dairy-free, 0g of … Continued


Mega Trends of Quarantine Snacking

Snack food consumption increased over 8% since the beginning of the pandemic, according to NPD Group. Even though quarantine snacking habits have seen wide swings in consumption between eating comfort food and enhanced diligence to healthier habits, 90% of consumers recently surveyed said eating their favorite snack makes them “feel normal.” Chocolate Remains #1 US … Continued


Leading Brands Promote Sustainability Amidst Industry Uncertainty

Innova Market research found approximately 85% of US and UK consumers expect companies to invest in sustainability with efforts prioritized in responsibly sourced food, zero-waste, and eco-efficient packaging to protect the environment. Here’s how the leading food and beverage brands are incorporating sustainability into their product offerings right now. Sourcing Sustainable Packaging Evian released the brands first … Continued


Summer LTOs Trending Now

Summer is here and brands have introduced new LTOs and relaunched seasonal favorites in an effort to drive consumer purchasing in this exceptionally slow retail environment. QSRs have doubled down on drive thru and delivery options so consumers can safely attain the warm weather must-haves. Here is a breakdown of the most popular flavors trending … Continued