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May 27, 2017 | 03:43 PM CDT

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials: June 2017

By: Judith Michalski, senior flavorist, abelei fla…

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on hibiscus extract organic, cassis bourgeons absolute, fennel oil, mango distillate organic and more.

May 27, 2017 | 03:22 PM CDT

Progress in Essential Oils: Juniper Berry Oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of juniper berry oil.

May 27, 2017 | 02:47 PM CDT

Extracting the Essence: Comparing Vanilla and Cocoa Processes

By Patrick Dunphy, Ph.D., Flavour & Vanilla Consul…

Understanding the similarities and differences in biochemistry, chemistry and curing processes of vanilla and cocoa may offer insight into producing high-quality materials.

May 26, 2017 | 02:07 PM CDT

Cyclone Affects PROVA’s Madagascan Vanilla


A category four cyclone struck Madagascar, one of the strongest to hit in 13 years, and has put the stability of PROVA’s vanilla crop in danger.

May 24, 2017 | 02:43 PM CDT

Catching up With Confections at Flavorcon with Stephen Wolf

A speaker at Flavorcon 2017

Stephen Wolf will be presenting on day one of Flavorcon about the challenges the confectionery market faces with sugar replacement and sweet flavors.

May 24, 2017 | 02:39 PM CDT

Day 1: Science and Technology Sessions at Flavorcon 2017

Be prepared to get technical at Flavorcon's science and technology track. The first day will feature presentations providing insight to different regulations, market trends and more.

May 23, 2017 | 09:51 AM CDT

E.F.E.O Celebrates 15 Years at General Assembly Meeting

A variety of essential oils

The European Federation of Essential Oils (E.F.E.O) will be celebrating its 15th anniversary at an upcoming general assembly.

May 23, 2017 | 09:17 AM CDT

McDonald’s is Lovin’ Natural Flavors

Natural vanilla soft serve ice cream

McDonald's soft serve just got (naturally) sweeter—the brand has almost fully switched to natural vanilla flavor in its soft serve desserts, sparking discussion on food label transparency.

May 18, 2017 | 03:02 PM CDT

Firmenich Innovates a Way Out of the Vanilla Crisis


Vanilla is in demand and, thanks to Mother Nature, scarcer than before. But these factors drove F&F giant Firmenich toward a new way of thinking, which has launched a delightful solution for all.

May 05, 2017 | 12:20 PM CDT

Flavorcon Day 2: Beverages, Blockchains and Brand Drivers

Bright Trendy Beverages

Day two of Flavorcon 2017's Market and Consumer Insight sessions will feature discussions on Blockchain technology for a clearer supply chain, beverage trend drivers and shifting consumer preferences.