Spicing it up: Hotter flavors

Feb 2018

Hotter flavors are on the rise. New food and beverage products featuring spicy flavors increased with a CAGR of 14.2 percent (Global, 2013-2017). However, simply adding peppers to a product is not enough, as consumers are seeking intense experiences with flavor combinations that challenge the norm and offer them more refined palates in terms of spiciness. Creativity is key to keeping consumers engaged in NPD with hotter flavors.

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  • Odysea Flame Roasted Red Peppers (UK). Flame roasted sweet Florina peppers in brine. Ideal for salad and pasta dishes, as a pizza topping or part of a meze platter. Suitable for vegetarians. Greek fine food established 1991.
     


In full bloom: Floral flavors

Nov 2018

Although flowers such as rose, lavender and hibiscus have long been used in food products as decoration or as dried ingredients in herbal teas, food & beverages launches tracked with floral flavors are growing with a CAGR of 21 percent globally over the past five years, as reported by Innova Market Insights. Flower extracts, syrups and actual petals can be found in all kinds of products these days, ranging from tonic drinks to bakery, ice cream and convenience foods.


Seasonal designs: Spooky Halloween

Oct 2018

Seasonal designs are often released on products across a range of categories. For Halloween products are given a spooky revamp, aiming to turn everyday treats into items worthy of giving consumers the goosebumps. Designs tend to feature orange and black tones, ghostly or zombie-like figures and even glow-in-the-dark effects.


Zesty flavor combinations: Dairy trends

Oct 2018

Today‚Äôs consumers are seeking dairy products that offer the best of all worlds. New dairy launches increasingly carry health and clean label claims, without compromising in convenience or taste. Beyond traditional sweet flavor profiles, savory and spicy flavors are making their way into dairy, including exciting pairings like champagne rhubarb and mango habanero.