Welcome to Perfumer & Flavorist+’s September issue, where guests and reoccurring columnists dig into formulating for F&F applications. With evolving industry innovations, we’ve tapped experts to check in and discuss updates, trends, challenges and opportunities.
Flavorists weigh in on hybridization in flavor creation, innovative plant alternatives in the protein realm and we’ve saved room to touch on snacking trends with ADM’s John Powers on page 44. According to Mordor Intelligencea, the snack food market was valued at $427 billion in 2020, and it is projected to register a CAGR of 3.37% during the forecast period (2021-2026). Powers discusses consumer curiosity for new flavor combinations, as well as sparked interest in healthier snack options.
Amy Marks-McGee joins the issue with data on candle trends in “Forward Thinking” (Page 24), while MilliporeSigma and CAMAG team up to shed light on HPTLC fingerprinting for essential oil authenticity (Page 32).
You’ll also come across part two (of a three-part series) covering the study on the application of gas-liquid chromatography to the analysis of essential oils on page 36. This edition covers bergamot oil, clary sage oil and spike lavender oil. You can read the entire study online at perfumerandflavorist.com.
Here is your gentle reminder to pre-register for Flavorcon 2021, scheduled for November 16-17. Finish your year off with a virtual event curated to stimulate your senses through your screen. Flavor industry experts are weighing in on innovations and forward-thinking trends. MasterChef competitor, Jeff Philbin, is even sharing some snack ideas to keep you satisfied virtually and IRL. Pop over to flavorcon.com to pre-register and stay in the loop for this year’s Flavorcon updates.