Flavours

ADM predicts ramped up colours and flavours for 2024. Pic: ADM

Defiant consumer choice drives flavour and colour trends in 2024

By Gill Hyslop

The flavours and colours that ADM forecasts to trend in 2024 break with tradition and represent the consumer resolve to boldly choose products that appeal to their personal values - with an unapologetic abandon for the flavours they deem tasty and the...

Flavour will make or break a product, involving the senses of taste, smell and touch (mouthfeel). Pic: GettyImages

The flavour makers ramping up their innovation capabilities

By Gill Hyslop

ofi (olam food ingredients) has opened a herb processing facility in Egypt, culinary-centric Griffith Foods has renewed its contract as a Worldchefs Global Partner; and Univar Solutions and Kalsec have strengthened their collaboration in Europe.

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

Flavorchem debuts breakfast collection for anytime snacking

By Gill Hyslop

The all-day breakfast surged in popularity during the pandemic as consumers sought out comfort. Now, with 95% maintaining this trend, why should product developers limit these flavours to the morning-only occasion?

A growing number of young Brits want to jazz up traditional teatime treats. Pic: The Delicious Dessert Company

The young person’s guide to a cream tea

By Gill Hyslop

The days of British icons like Victoria sponge could be numbered, with research by The Delicious Dessert Company revealing that 86% of Brits under the age of 35 consider many of the country’s legendary tea cakes as ‘boring’.

Edlong embarked on the next leg of its Global Tasting Tour with plant-based cookies. Pic: GettyImages/Paper Boat Creative

Edlong's grand cookie tour

By Gill Hyslop

The US dairy flavour specialist has completed the most recent leg of its Global Tasting Tour (GTT), delivering regionally-distinct plant-based cookies to F&B decisionmakers around the globe.

There’s plenty of truth that ‘we eat first with our eyes', coined by Apicius, a well-known Roman gourmand from the 1st Century. Pic: GettyImages/Renphoto

The psychology of colour in baking

By Gill Hyslop

Colour is one of the most important sensory cues when it comes to choosing what to eat – influencing what consumers see, what they taste and what they feel while doing it. How can bakery brands capitalise on this?

Pic: National Honey Board

Beyond sweetness: The functionality of formulating with honey

By Gill Hyslop

The complex nature of honey provides countless benefits to bakeries in the form of functionalities such as binding and natural shelf life extension. But more importantly to today’s consumers, all of this functionality comes from an ingredient made by...