According to Bell Flavors & Fragrances, the exploration of new taste sensations has always been in high demand throughout history – it’s just become more imperative to innovative in order to captivate today’s consumer’s palate.
Adventurous flavors – albeit those with a touch of nostalgia – are driving new snack launches around the globe, evident at SNAC International’s annual SNAXPO, held in Orlando, Florida, from March 31 to April 2.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is requesting additional data from the food industry on the use of sucrose esters derived from fatty acids (E473), a food additive used in baked goods and flavoured drinks.
Plant proteins such as hemp, brown rice and pea have complex taste profiles that work best with tailor-made flavours. But it's not always obvious that sulphur pairs well with strawberry...which is why it helps to have a flavourist on board to explain.
Asian flavors will grow in the snack market, but many US consumers are not ready for them yet, corporate executive chef at Asenzya, Dax Schaeffer, told BakeryandSnacks at IFT held in Las Vegas last month.