Acquisition is on-trend to support rising consumer demand for Mexican flavors
January 19, 2021
Olam Food Ingredients, the new operating group created after the reorganization within Olam International Limited earlier this year, is expanding its Spices portfolio to meet the rising demand for bold, authentic flavors with the acquisition of one of the world’s leading suppliers of premium green chiles, jalapeños and enchilada sauces.
A survey of January 2021 launches including salsas, sauces, snacks and beverages
January 19, 2021
Last October saw New York City’s indie pop band, AJR, turn one of its 2020 hit songs into a sauce. AJR partnered with Small Axe Peppers, a mission-based hot sauce company also based in New York, to create BANG!, which features a medley of locally-sourced peppers from more than 30 community gardens throughout the Bronx and Queens.
T. Hasegawa helps food and beverage formulators capture on-trend tastes
January 6, 2021
A leading flavor supplier, T. Hasegawa, knows many consumers have shifted a larger share of their food budget from foodservice to retail—opting to harness cooking skills over restaurants. In addition to consumers being cautious with spending, 34% of consumers will only return to a restaurant once there is a vaccine.
Flavorman suggests flavors that tingle, comfort, and function will dominate the New Year
December 16, 2020
Experts at the Louisville-based beverage development company, Flavorman, identified drink flavor trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavors that drive experience in a socially distant landscape.
Takis® brand brings its explosive flavor to snack nut category
October 13, 2020
The Takis® brand known for the iconic spicy rolled tortilla chip with intense flavor, announced a new addition to its snack portfolio – Takis® Hot Nuts. The daring taste that Takis® snacks fans know is expanding to the snack nuts category.
After dining out and trying a new flavor, consumers want to experiment with new tastes at home. American palates have recently taken their dining cues from fiery, authentic flavors of Latin, Asian, African and Indian cuisines.
Spicy kettle-cooked potato chips are available in five varieties
June 15, 2020
Named after Mount Krakatoa, an active volcano infamous for volatility, Krakatoa Hot Chips’ spice intensity goes beyond the generic “mild, medium, and hot” measurements of heat. Instead, each flavor’s level of spiciness is measured in quantifiable Scoville Heat Units (SHU), ranging from 5,840 to 38,700 heat units per chip.