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


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


Elderberry, Probiotics, Turmeric: The Latest Functional Food and Beverage

Now more than ever consumers are embracing food and beverages with functional benefits that address immunity, stress, digestion and sleep. While better-for-you options are not new, consumers are turning their focus to classic products that incorporate nutritional elements during the pandemic. Beverages with a Boost Innovation in the functional beverage segment continues to gain market … Continued


Top Trends in Kids’ Food

While kids are still seeking foods that appeal to their taste buds, their parents are increasingly looking for products they feel good about feeding their families. Additionally, Gen Z and Alpha demographics are more open to bold and adventurous flavors. Brands are meeting the evolving needs of both kids and parents with re-formulated favorites and … Continued


The Newest Ways Food and Beverage Brands are Going Clean

The most popular clean attributes of 2019 include shorter ingredient lists, free-from claims and certifications like Organic, GMO Project Verified and Fair Trade (the list goes on).  But with no FDA definition of natural, every brand and food manufacturer is adopting different methods and strategies to help position their products as clean label.  The latest … Continued


Cold Brew Coffee Revolution

Cold brew has revolutionized the beverage industry and is now expanding its reach into innovative new food products. According to the National Coffee Association, from 2011 to 2016, cold brew sales increased by 580% and continue to rise 24% annually. Nitro Nitro cold brew is made by releasing nitrogen through pressurized valves to create a … Continued


The Latest on CBD-Infused Food and Beverage Products!

The Latest on CBD-Infused Food and Beverage Products!   One of the most important trends in 2019 is products infused with a non-psychoactive compound of the cannibis plant known as cannabidiol (CBD). CBD-infused products are now being produced across all categories, from beverages to confection to bakery. With a recent study projecting the US CBD … Continued


Fresh from the garden, the top three floral flavors blossoming this summer!

The top three floral flavors blooming this summer! Floral tonalities offer new taste experiences, aromatic escapes and healthful positioning. Chefs, bloggers and foodies all agree that combining fruits and botanicals can add uniqueness, differentiation and sophistication to a product. Florals are also visually appealing and extremely social media friendly propelling them onto the mainstage in … Continued


Flavorchem Continues Focus on Innovation with New Pilot Plant

Flavorchem Corporation, an established leader in the manufacturing of flavor and color solutions, continues its commitment to innovation with its new state-of the-art Pilot Plant utilizing the latest in thermal processing capabilities. The fully-automated, custom-designed thermal processing unit allows Flavorchem to simulate HTST, UHT and aseptic conditions with both indirect heating and direct steam injection, … Continued