2021 Trends & Flavor Forecast!

As the food industry evolves in the wake of coronavirus, changing consumer trends will transform the future of food and drink. We analyzed the newest product releases, market intelligence reports, data sources, and social media buzz to predict the latest food, beverage and flavor trends. Here’s a sneak peek into our predictions for the coming year.  Breakfast Reimagined The breakfast category will experience innovative revamps on familiar favorites … Continued


Now Open! SRS Center for Taste Innovation

We are excited to announce the opening of the SRS Center for Taste Innovation at our Downers Grove campus.  The new 25,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility is named after the late Salvatore R. Sprovieri, who founded Flavorchem in 1971 with his brother Phil, who maintains an active leadership role. The focus of the architectural design was to create and deliver a boutique customer experience that encourages innovation, collaboration, and experimentation … 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


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


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