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    Unexpected Flavor Twists & Trends

    08 July 2014 Teresa Olah and Jean Shieh of Sensient Flavors discuss emerging flavor trends to watch in both the beverage and sensory space. The company is eyeing unexpected flavor twists as a key differentiating strategy.

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Food Ingredients News 07 December 2018

In Living Coral? Pantone tips pink-tinted hue for 2019 as Instagrammable food colors trend

07 Dec 2018 --- Pantone has named “Living Coral,” a pink-tinted hue as its color of the year for 2019, inspiring colors suppliers and packaging manufacturers to think about what the food & beverage implications may be. The shade, part orange, part pink, is a warm and welcoming one that adds life and playfulness, according to Jeffrey Beers, founder and CEO of his eponymous design firm. This year’s color was Ultra Violet, a deep purple hue. The news of the choice of coral has been met with interest from food colors suppliers, who shared their views with FoodIngredientsFirst.

Food Ingredients News 12 September 2018

Sensient eyes clean label platforms amid technology expansion, botanicals hold strong market potential

12 Sep 2018 --- A more holistic strategy to flavors that encompasses a multi-faceted approach of “taste” has been a key theme in the flavor industry this year. Several major business moves, which include Givaudan’s swoop for Naturex, illustrate how flavor players are moving beyond their core base, amid an overarching clean label trend. Herbs and spices are trending amid this current market dynamic.

Food Ingredients News 15 August 2018

Natural preservatives expansion: Natural Products Canada invests in Chinova Bioworks

15 Aug 2018 --- Natural Products Canada has invested in Chinova Bioworks, a Canadian company whose mushroom-based natural preservative has previously captured the interest of major food industry partners such as DSM Ventures, Rhapsody and AgFunder.

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31 July 2018

Flavor strategies for sugar reduction

Sugar reduction is also an area for Sensient that cannot be ignored. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Keerthana Perumbala, from Sensient during IFT in Chicago. “It comes as no surprise that sugar is a highly controversial ingredient. There are so many projects that seek to reduce sugar, government strategies and new regulations about how much sugar a product should contain, as the world tries to reduce obesity and other weight-related health problems.” At the Sensient stand, Perumbala discussed sugar reduction comparison between a full-sugared cookie and a cookie that contained 30 percent less sugar, to see how they compared. “Consumers don’t want to sacrifice on taste – so we wanted to display this side by side comparison and see what the reaction was,” she adds.


08 December 2017

Flavor trends for 2018 and beyond – Sensient Flavors

Sensient Flavors’ Barbara Lezzer describes some of the trends we should be looking out for in 2018 and beyond: “We are seeing a lot of complexity coming into the products, and this is across beverages as well as sweet categories.” This means that consumers are now looking for more “layered” products. Botanicals like herbs and spices are a big trend, Lezzer notes, and they also offer opportunities for decoration. For example, they can communicate a health halo in a cocktail. Spices offer support for sweet and savory combinations, and in beverages, there is also the opportunity to broaden the appeal of non-alcoholic drinks to an adult audience.


25 July 2016

On Trend Flavors to Watch

A key trend in beverages is the adoption of premium ingredients, as consumers try to add a bit more adventure, as things become more exotic and indulgent in nature. There are even some trends towards using more spicy flavors in beverages. Provenance is also becoming an increasingly important marketing positioning in both confectionery and dairy.


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