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Trends include artisanal products, herbal teas and metal fragrance notes.
NPD said U.S. consumers’ intent to buy was high in protein and fragrance categories in 2014.
Select highlights from the annual meeting of the National Association of Flavors & Food-Ingredient Systems.
Meeting consumer sensory expectations while fulfilling rigorous demands to cut ingredients such as salt and sugar.
Includes industry needs such as: assuring product safety through assurance and analytical tools, encouraging consumer well-being through a healthy diet, protecting consumers and industry from food fraud.
The 2014-2015 Florida all orange forecast released by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 103.0 million boxes, down 5% from December and 2% less than last season’s production.
Trends include the differentiation of citrus profiles, special bitter applications, floral notes and more.
The company cites the flavor’s versatility as consumers gravitate towards food and beverage products which are considered artisanal and crafted, or locally sourced.
The new products have a seasonal flare and include Cheesy Beer Soup, Egg Nog Sprinkle and more.
These eight flavor trends to watch reflect the rapidly increasing demand for bolder, more intense flavor experiences.