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2007 Flavor and Trends Summary

Posted: August 21, 2007

While walking the floor of this year’s Institute of Food Technologists Expo, Chuck Dodson, director of consumer insights and marketing at A.M. Todd, took notes on some of the more interesting displays and insights—ingredients, flavor combinations and trend analyses. Here, Dodson shares his observations of flavor highlights.

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Featured Flavors 

Flavors/Fruits Discussed in Presentations, Discussions on Company Literature 

  • Bissap—African hibiscus
  • Baobab 
  • Matcha—green powdered tea 
  • Fig 
  • Guanábana (soursop) 
  • Caja fruit—a strawberrylike flavor 
  • Prickly pear 
  • Buchu 
  • Honeybush (rooibos) 
  • Marula fruit