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Explore how color plays a role in flavor selection and taste experience as we examine color trends in core food and beverage categories.
Discover how food and beverage manufacturers can create connections with consumers during the middle of the day.
Let’s examine nostalgia trends and ideas for food and beverage brands to innovate with nostalgic flavors and formats.
In the seventh installment of the FlavorScience series, Flavor Development Manager, Pete Sauer, creates a strawberry white tea functional beverage with caffeine.
Watch the video to learn how flavors can transport us to different places and help us feel more connected to special moments.
How can beverage brands align with evolving needs for functionalities and flavors? In Part 2 of our two-part webcast series about refreshing beverages, FlavorSum Director of Marketing, Lisa Jackson shares proprietary insights about North American beverage drinkers.
Read about three late night snacking trends to guide brands’ creation of an innovative food or beverage perfect for satisfying the midnight munchies.
We’re exploring our predictions for experience-inspired flavors. From new no-alcohol options to globetrotting flavors, here are the key trends to inspire your next delicious innovation.
Discover news and food & beverage insights from IFT FIRST 2023, including details about delicious, innovative demos from FlavorSum.
FlavorSum, a North American flavor producer, has begun construction on an expansion project that will add 35,000 square feet to its Kalamazoo facility.
Join FlavorSum Director of Marketing, Lisa Jackson as she shares refreshing beverage trends. Our webcast reveals the growing subsegments and functional claims to help inspire your product development journey!
Discover how 2023 food and beverage trends are shaping up in popular categories like dairy, bakery, beverage, alcohol, and confections.
How do you take candy innovation from an idea to a successful launch? Here are five milestones on your journey to crafting an irresistible confection.
We’re taking a deeper dive into our predictions for elevated taste experiences. From dual tastes to indulgent flavors, here are key trends to help inspire your innovation journey.
In the sixth installment of the FlavorScience series, Applications Scientist Roseanne McGuire demonstrates how to create a delicious reduced-sugar snack bar bite.
How can you connect with older generations? Let’s explore a few Generation X food and beverage trends and how brands can engage and build connections.
Let’s review key Millennial food and beverage trends to discover how brands can engage and connect with this tech-savvy and diverse generation.
Let’s take a look at how snack bar formulators are finding new and creative ways to deliver great products to their customers.
Join FlavorSum Director of Marketing, Lisa Jackson as she explores snack bar innovation ideas that align with interest in flavor, function, and format. Our webcast provides several snack bar concepts to inspire your product development journey!
How are down-to-earth flavors, one of our 2023 predictions, emerging in NPD? Whether you’re innovating with floral, botanical, or mushroom profiles, earthy flavors can inspire your product development journey.
Join us as we explore key attributes of Gen Z and the ways in which food and beverage brands can create connections with this diverse generation.
What’s on the horizon for desserts? Read about the trending flavors and formats to learn how your brand can create innovative desserts that excite shoppers and inspire brand loyalty.
In the fifth installment of our FlavorScience series, Senior Applications Scientist, Kelsey Cheadle walks us through crafting a delicious ice cream prototype.
From 2022 to 2023, snack bars, the favorite handheld treat, will continue on the path of innovation to introduce new concepts, formats, and flavors that address unique consumer needs.
Join FlavorSum Director of Marketing, Lisa Jackson as she shares the market dynamics and consumer behaviors shaping today’s ice cream market.
Let’s explore ice cream trends and recently launched products to understand what’s driving new product innovation.
Discover how our 2023 prediction, “feel good flavors” for mind, body, and soul enhancement is coming to life in the market.
How do you craft innovative alcoholic beverages? Let’s explore what people are looking for and some trending flavors and formats in this exciting frontier.
Let’s face it; almost everyone loves ice cream. Get ready to understand what’s driving product innovation in our review of ice cream trends and recently launched products from Mintel’s Global New Products Database.
FlavorSum Director of Marketing, Lisa Jackson sits down with Brewing Industry Consultant, Stephen Rich and FlavorSum Senior Applications Scientist, Blake Lyon to explore the alcohol-free beverage development process, taste, and drinking experience expectations!
Building brand loyalty with the Baby Boomer generation starts with examining the ways food and beverage brands can engage and create connections.
Gut health has become a focus in popular and scientific media. Let’s look at how categories are innovating, what flavors are trending, and the challenges of formulating food and beverage for a healthy gut.
With the alcohol-free market rapidly growing and gaining popularity, we set out to explore what people are looking for from the emerging beverage type.
You might have needed more time to keep up with our weekly food and beverage insights, so ICYMI, here are a few flavorful highlights from the FlavorSum team.
The alcohol-free trend is picking up pace, and formulators are investigating ways to create delicious products that mimic their alcohol-full counterparts.
Let’s explore our 2023 predictions to discover how your brand can stand out in the food and beverage space in the new year!
Discover how food and beverage manufacturers can create and market food and beverage products to appeal to generation Z.
Consumers are seeking flavors that feel good, offer earthiness, and elevate and recall experiences.
Which foods and beverages will align with consumer needs in 2023? Let’s explore some of the upcoming trends and how you can build brand loyalty.
Let’s explore trending internationally inspired flavors and how food and beverage innovators can help people experience travel through taste.
With increased consumer focus on wellness, we set out to review the functional beverage market. Discover what’s driving growth in our latest webcast.
Let’s examine how food and beverage producers can craft products that appeal to kids and have the benefits and qualities that parents want.
Discover the latest consumer and market trends in refreshing functional beverages to inspire your new product development.
Let’s examine how snacking habits are evolving, how different generations view snacks, and the innovation opportunities to create snacks that align with consumer needs.
This video explores how to successfully formulate nutritional gummies and explores the challenges that can arise during the product development process.
Let’s check in with some of our 2022 predictions and examine how new food and beverage market trends are unfolding.
With increased consumer focus on health and wellness, we set out to review the nutritional gummy market. Our latest webcast covers what’s driving growth.
Let’s explore what’s driving growth in the RTD alcoholic beverage space, including premiumization, health and wellness trends, and flavor innovation.
Nostalgic flavors offer opportunities to reimagine the classics as consumers look for ways to find comfort and stability after a turbulent two years.
Developing a successful seasonal LTO builds on flavor associations and caters to consumers evolving needs like health goals and desire for functionality.
The snack bar category is rapidly picking up pace as COVID-19 restrictions lessen. Formulators can tap into new flavor trends to meet consumer needs.
Let’s explore how to create innovative bakery snacks that meet desires for wellness, functionality, and convenience while still satisfying cravings.
Learn how to enhance the relationship between immunity and flavor to create great-tasting products consumers will love.
This video explores how to successfully formulate frozen desserts by leveraging base flavors, unique inclusions, and delicious variegates.
Let’s explore how to enhance the relationship between flavor and function to create flavorful, immunity-boosting products consumers are seeking.
Learn how frozen dessert producers can step up ice cream innovation to meet demand and align with changing consumer cravings.
Creating flavors for children is a unique challenge. Let’s examine how food and beverage producers can craft products that appeal to both kids and their parents.
Innovative ideas that can help ice cream formulators deliver delicious new products for consumers as dietary needs evolve.