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Functional Food Trends: Infused Confections

By FlavorSum on Jun 9, 2021

What do you have on your shopping list this week? It probably includes at least one item with a functional ingredient. Protein bars to keep your energy up, probiotic gummies to support your gut biome, or turmeric mango green tea to boost your immune system. All are examples of how functional ingredients add value to otherwise ordinary products.

Functional foods and beverages offer consumers countless ways to pursue health or lifestyle goals through food choices. And manufacturers can add functional options to their assortment as a tactic for building market share and brand loyalty.

Topics: Confections Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage Product Development Candy
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How Flavors Can Boost Mood and State of Mind

By Gwen Buffinga on Aug 28, 2020

What is it about the tangy taste of fresh apple cider that makes us happier? Do you notice that even thinking about a warm, gooey cinnamon roll can make your mouth water?

Topics: Alcoholic Beverages Confections Frozen Desserts Processed Fruits Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage Product Development Mood-Boosting Flavors
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The Inspiration for Flavor Innovation

By Dr. Polly Barrett on Aug 21, 2020

Fact: Most people like to try new flavors
  • 67% of us agree that “we love to discover new flavors.” We rank taste as the #1 driver of choice for foods and beverages, according to a study from Innova.
  • More than 70% of people will visit a food & drink establishment that offers new flavors, says Technomic’s research, with two-thirds agreeing they’ll pay more for innovative tastes.
Topics: Alcoholic Beverages Bakery Confections Frozen Desserts Processed Fruits Innovation Flavors for Food and Beverage NPD Product Development
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Gear Up for Fall with Flavor!

By Gwen Buffinga on Aug 14, 2020

When the calendar flips to September, we leave summer behind for a new season. We start craving fall flavors even if the hot temps stick around. Despite changes to our routines this year, the flavors we associate with fall and winter seem strongly connected to cheerful times like: 

Topics: Alcoholic Beverages Bakery Confections Frozen Desserts Processed Fruits Fall Flavors Cranberry Flavor Limited Time Offer Pumpkin Spice Gingerbread Maple Butterscotch Egg Nog