In the past few years, retailers and restaurants alike have seen a swift rise in nut milks, coconut milk and most recently, oat milk. These growing options are all tied into greater consumer demand for plant-based alternatives.
No Natural Products Expo West? No problem. Imbibe identifies five top trends and tastes impacting new beverage development.
June 17, 2020
Every year, Natural Products Expo West is one of the industry’s top exhibitions for discovering new products and analyzing trends. Although year’s spring event in Anaheim, Calif., was canceled, beverage products developer Imbibe has identified five headline-making trends and tastes.
Prepared Foods gets an inside look with Califia Farms co-founder, CEO Greg Steltenpohl
March 25, 2020
Califia Farms is perhaps best known for its refrigerated cold brew beverages and plant milks in distinctive, contoured 48oz plastic bottles (reminiscent of traditional milk bottles). It also processes and sells refrigerated oat milk creamers and yogurts in 25.4oz plastic bottles and plant-based drinkable yogurts in single-serve 8oz varieties.
Desire for healthier sources of protein across categories drives plant-based trends
May 1, 2019
In the beverage industry, juices are most suited to delivering plant-based benefits. Nevertheless, water producers have been blurring boundaries between juice and water by infusing their products with fruits and vegetables.
ON DEMAND: Remember a child’s kaleidoscope? You put your eye to a cylinder fitted inside with angled mirrors and—as soon as you twist the end of the cylinder—there’s a changing pattern with the shifting of small pieces of colored glass. That’s also something of an apt description for the plant-based food and beverage market, which continues to capture attention as it grows and shifts.
ON DEMAND: Consumers are looking for plant-based milks with the protein content and mouthfeel of dairy. In this webinar, you will learn how our specialty enzymes can elevate your milk formulations from functionality to flavor.
ON DEMAND: Consumers continue to evolve when it comes to their expectations and choices with “clean label” food selections. Webinar panelists will discuss trends and technical solutions—for both today and tomorrow—involving clean label, plant-based, and processed foods and beverages.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will explore the steadily rising consumer interest in health and wellness. Moreover, natural and organic products are fitting consumer demand for healthier snacking, “functional” beverages as medicine, sustainability, and a new generation of plant-forward and/or plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.
ON DEMAND: We will discuss a portfolio of analytical instrumentation that helps to accelerate the formulation, development, production and quality control of novel, safe, shelf-stable and great-tasting plant-based foods.
ON DEMAND: Successfully developing and producing these products means accommodating their unique needs in both R&D and production. We will take a high-level look at how these products differ from their dairy counterparts and how this affects the choice of process styles (indirect vs. steam injection), process and temperature requirements, homogenization location and pressure requirements.