Supplier tips: Fast moving flavors for 2018
18 Dec 2017 --- As the year-end approaches, FoodIngredientsFirst is looking ahead to the flavor trends to watch out for in 2018. Speaking to several leading flavor specialists, we go through what will be making waves next year – and commonalities for fast-moving flavors include bold and complex tastes, global inspiration and the fact that consumers are craving multi-sensorial experiences. Meanwhile floral, herbal, botanical and fruit will also be moving forward.
According to the UK-based specialists, burnt caramel, blood orange and elderflower will be the top three flavors packing a punch in 2018.
Click to EnlargeDominique Delfaud, Director Market Intelligence Strategic Development, Flavors EMEA at Mane, believes flavor trends are closely linked to wider food trends – health, naturalness, sustainability and sensorial experience.
Firmenich agrees flavor trends for 2018 will be even more extrovert as consumers not only like, but also expect, creative and bold flavors across all segments.
Gold Coast Ingredients works on flavoring a variety of products and applications from food, beverage and nutrition products to animal treats and oral care. The Californian-based company cites protein and caffeine sources to be the big hitters next year, with 2018 witnessing a bigger push in natural energy.
Speaking with the business unit of Archer Daniels Midland Company, WFSI is closely following flavor trends for 2018 in line with the broader trends of naturalness, as well as nuanced sweetness designed for an adult palate.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA declares botanical extracts as the hot topic for 2018. Being one of the leading suppliers of flavors, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties, the company makes natural ingredients a key focus for 2018.
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