Market Trends – Flavored Cheese Pt. 1

Introduction  Like many categories in the Food and Beverage industry, capturing consumer interest and loyalty, in regards to taste, requires a tricky balance between time-honored classics and innovation. The cheese industry is no exception.  The current global pandemic has brought this conundrum, which has been in the background …

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Ask the Expert – How to Add Natural Flavors to Cheese

Overview Amidst the global pandemic, dairy sales have exploded as dairy products have firmed their position as a main staple in consumers’ refrigerators. With many staying at home and restaurants at limited capacity, more meals are being cooked at home. Cheese sales, in particular, are through the roof. …

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Developing Palatability Tests for Pet Food

Have you ever wondered how pet food flavor chemists create flavors? There are many factors that determine what flavor materials and processes they use to create products that your pet loves. How does your pet tell us what flavors, foods, and treats they like? …

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Market Trends – Alternative Meats

Introduction  Veggie burgers are nothing new, so why is it that alternative meats are so popular now? Have consumer tastes changed? Not necessarily. While the percentage of those who identify as vegetarian/vegan is still quite low, the number of people who are more flexible with their diets, also known as “flexitarians” is on the …

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Ask the Expert – Reaction Flavors for Meat Alternatives

Overview Reaction flavors, sometimes referred to as processed flavors, are the resulting mixture of products from various chemical reactions where the flavor differs greatly from the starting materials (reactants). Thanks to the magic of science, raw materials are transformed in the reaction vessel into rich flavors that include …

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