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October 18, 2017

Pandan overtakes avocado and matcha as the hot new food trend, according to Nigella Lawson

A staple in many millennials’ diets, the avocado has become one of the most popular brunch foods of the moment – but that could all be about to change. In…

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October 12, 2017

Oreo offers $50,000 if you can guess its new ‘mystery’ flavour

OREO has launched a brand new cookie with an exciting twist that will put its fans taste buds to the ultimate test. Cookie lovers across the U.S. who correctly guess…

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October 11, 2017

This Delish AF Superfood Will Take Your Home Cooking Game To The Next Level

Much to the surprise of anybody who came of age in the 1990s, where butter of any kind was seen as antithetical to a healthy diet, ghee — the clarified…

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October 10, 2017

Nutella pasta is the fusion dessert you’ll probably have an opinion about

Smothering Nutella over your pasta is a meal no longer relegated to the realms of hedonistic late night munchie jaunts in the privacy of my own kitchen (don’t look at…

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October 10, 2017

Why Do This Year’s Biggest Food Trends Taste Like Dirt?

What do matcha, turmeric, and spirulina have in common besides their status as wellness A-listers? They’re powder, they’re pretty, and they taste like dirt. Yes, I said it. If you…

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October 6, 2017

Mustard is trendy – From grainy to smooth, golden brown to bright yellow

Dating to ancient Roman times, mustard has grown to become one of the most popular condiments or seasonings in the world today. As a time-tested flavour enhancer and seasoning ingredient,…

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October 5, 2017

You’ll Be Drinking Maple Syrup Cocktails This Fall – Maple is the latest flavor trend, and it pairs perfectly with whiskey

Pumpkin spice’s time has come. A couple weeks back, the Chicago Tribune suggested that pumpkin spice, seated comfortably atop of the ruins of other autumn flavors, may soon topple and...
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October 4, 2017

Feeling Pumpkin Spice Fatigue? This Whole Foods Insider Predicts the Next Fall Flavor Trend

Maple is the next big fall flavor trend. We’ve already seen it in Starbucks’ newest addition to their fall flavor lineup, the Maple Pecan Latte (which sadly, cannot be made…

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October 4, 2017

Coca-Cola overhauls Schweppes in bid to ‘future proof’ the business

Coca-Cola is refreshing its Schweppes brand and launching a range of premium mixers as it looks to increase its standing among adult consumers. Where brands such as Fever-Tree have been…

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October 3, 2017

Just smelling delicious food may cause us to gain weight, study says

According to the study, recently published in Cell Metabolism, our body’s sense of smell may actually be tied to a body storing or burning fat consumed. To conduct the study,…

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September 28, 2017

Fueling the flavour of the brunch boom- Savory menu innovations help to ignite brunch explosion.

Independent operators scrambling to eke out sales gains by menuing flavorful, innovative menu items have added Thursday, Friday and Saturday to their Sunday brunch service. Meanwhile, similar changes have occurred…

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September 27, 2017

Vanilla: The Politics of Flavor

This increase in demand for an ingredient as volatile as vanilla beans will impact the entire food supply chain. Small bakeries could see the price of natural vanilla flavor skyrocket…

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September 26, 2017

5 ways to experience lavender, the Internet’s most popular flowering plant

From soothing lotions that carry the promise of a good night’s sleep, to fragrant, infused honey that’s sure to sweeten your tea. Source: 5 ways to experience lavender, the Internet’s…

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September 26, 2017

Nearly half of Canadians want to try edible marijuana products: study

When marijuana becomes legal for recreational use next year, nearly half of Canadians will want to try edible marijuana products, a new study says, even though it remains unlikely that…

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September 25, 2017

LaCroix’s beverage flavors are something of a mystery

A quest has erupted for LaCroix’s secret ingredient, but will we ever find it?Flavor itself is something of a mystery. What we taste is an interaction between tongue and nose;…

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September 25, 2017

The Surprising Reason Americans Are Obsessed With Pumpkins

Friday may officially mark the first day of Fall, but retailers have been getting into the spirit of the season for weeks: pumpkin-flavored items started hitting shelves in August, and…

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September 25, 2017

Using wine to flavour food

Wine has three main uses in the kitchen — as a cooking liquid, a marinade ingredient, and as a flavoring in a finished dish. “The most classic technique for using…

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September 25, 2017

Doughnut shop creates crazy flavours that work

A purveyor of pop culture, Jennifer Johnson turns to TV and movie characters, bands, politics, art and more to influence the unusual doughnuts she makes and sells at Monroe Avenue’s…

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September 25, 2017

Alto Vineyards pairs up sweet drinks with sweet treats

The first pairing was the Vignoles wine with a blackberry and lemon cupcake. The Vignoles is a semi-sweet white wine with notes of pineapple and citrus. It is made using…

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September 25, 2017

Had a Bad Day? It Turns Out, Chocolate Pairs Very Well With Booze

Beer and cake seem an unlikely pair, but that doubt quickly dissipates once you’ve had a sip of a Moody Tongue brew and a forkful of the Pilsen brewery’s 12-layer,…

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September 25, 2017

LaRue Fine Chocolate’s Elizabeth McDaniel wants to help you pair chocolate and liqueur

McDaniel and a representative from Remy Martin, a French firm that produces cognac, plan to offer a white, milk, and dark chocolate to complement three liqueurs: Remy Martin 1738, Cointreau,…

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September 25, 2017

These Red Wine–Chocolate Cookies Are a Girls’ Night Dream Come True

Red wine and dark chocolate don’t need a hard sell, but we’re happy to bring you even more hedonistic joy: The dark chocolate (go for at least 70 percent cacao)…

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September 25, 2017

Love Reese’s? Cheerios has a sweet new cereal flavor just for you

If you’ve got a real sweet tooth, the cereal brand’s chocolate peanut flavor is sure to be a winner. Source: Love Reese’s? Cheerios has a sweet new cereal flavor just…

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September 23, 2017

Chefs spice up ethnic dishes with autumn flavors

Nothing signals the end of summer like the return of autumn spices to menus. This year, diners can enjoy the fall flavors they crave — like pumpkin, cinnamon, cardamom, clove…

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September 23, 2017

Chicago’s New Savory Dessert & Beverage Trend

Spicy, salty, earthy and herbaceous—unexpectedly savory flavors are the new dessert stars at some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Source: The Best Desserts to Try around Chicago This Season

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September 23, 2017

Hostess Is Making White Fudge Ding Dongs | Food & Wine

The two new products marry the Hostess classics with two American taste favorites. Hostess is rolling out a new round of pastry products, and they may just be the sweetest…

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September 22, 2017

The Weekly Cocktail Trend Recipe: Tia Maria Iced Popcorn Frappe

Ingredients 50ml Tia Maria coffee liqueur 50ml milk Double shot of espresso 20ml popcorn syrup To Garnish Popcorn Method Shake all of the ingredients together and pour, over cubed ice,…

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September 22, 2017

The coffee soda that went from crazy late-night idea to Whole Foods in under a year

Thi Lam and his business partner, Brent Lagerman, made a discovery last summer that has dramatically changed their lives. While working as graphic designers at a branding agency, they started…

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September 22, 2017

The Future Laboratory Coffee and cocktail trends

‘The coffee cocktail renaissance is set to explode with ‘a perfect synergy of coffee and cocktail cultures’ already underway, according to research from The Future Laboratory. Source: The Future Laboratory…

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September 22, 2017

Adding vegetables won’t make cake healthy, but will provide new flavors 

Adding vegetables to cake recipes could be the next big bakery trend, according to Ingredients Network. It would appeal to consumers who are trying to eat more healthfully and introduce...
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September 21, 2017

Gentrification of food: Why we need to stop calling immigrant cuisine ‘ethnic’

I remember it so vividly. My mum had succumbed to my pleas to make halva, a soft, delicate Persian sweet made using rose water, saffron, sugar, flour and water, and…

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September 21, 2017

Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

Indian food, with its hodgepodge of ingredients and intoxicating aromas, is coveted around the world. The labor-intensive cuisine and its mix of spices is more often than not a revelation...
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September 21, 2017

Maple may end pumpkin spice’s dominance as fall’s favorite flavor – MarketWatch

Pumpkin spice is ubiquitous during the fall, so some companies are looking to other flavors, like maple, as an alternative Source: Maple may end pumpkin spice’s dominance as fall’s favorite...
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September 21, 2017

Expo East 2017 Recap – Recent Beverage Trends

Natural product brands and manufacturers of all sizes and types came from across the country to Baltimore, Md., last week for Natural Products Expo East 2017. From subtle product updates…

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September 21, 2017

Consumer seek better-for-you and flavor experiences in private label | 2017-09-18 | Snack and Bakery

In private label today, as we see elsewhere across the snack and bakery industry, clean label is still the current buzz phrase, and consumers continue to seek foods that fall…

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September 20, 2017

You can now have boozy elevenses with these gin and tonic teacakes | Metro News

Roberts produced the cocktail teacakes to boost the ‘trend for boozy baking’ – though don’t worry, they won’t leave you dancing in your kitchen or singing bad karaoke, as the...
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September 20, 2017

Over the past five years, 1/10 global beer launches contained fruit flavours | Mintel.com

Over the past five years, around one in 10 global beer launches have contained fruit flavours, with beer brands primarily imparting fruit flavours by using “from concentrate” juice, fruit flavour...
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September 14, 2017

Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors

Kellogg’s-owned Pringles has launched limited edition Chicken Salt and Meat Pie flavors to its tubular-boxed potato chip snacks in Australia. Source: Pringles Australia releases duo of Aussie flavors

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September 14, 2017

‘Explosion’ in demand for veggie smoothies

Love Taste Co. started as a smoothie stall in London’s Borough Market. Today, it generates retail sales approaching £40m a year. Founder Richard Canterbury talks growth, flavour trends and the…

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September 14, 2017

Yorkshire Crisps adds new flavour inspired by ‘fish and chips’ trend

The Yorkshire Crisp Company has introduced a new flavour to its range of luxury, hand-cooked crisps inspired by “fish and chip” snack trends. The new Oyster, Chilli & Lemon flavour…

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September 14, 2017

Seven alternative proteins

Yes, we love meat. But protein increasingly poses a challenge. The staple grains that provide proteins to people in the developing world are actually losing protein and other nutrients. Livestock…

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September 13, 2017

Coconut flavours – Fried or toasted?

Coconut flavoured products are hit or miss with most people. You are either a fan or simply do not like the flavour profile at all. Considering that coconut is becoming...
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September 13, 2017

Coffee cola

A perfect marriage of complex flavours! Related: Coca-Cola Releases a Coffee Soft Drink Need a sample?
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September 13, 2017

Coca-Cola Releases a Coffee Soft Drink

Coca-Cola has released Coca-Cola Coffee Plus, a drink with fifty percent more caffeine and fifty percent fewer calories. The coffee cola is a vending machine exclusive only available in Japan…

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September 9, 2017

The World Has An Obsession With Pumpkin Spice (And Businesses Know It)

Regardless of why people flock to pumpkin-flavored coffee, which was the third best-selling pumpkin product in 2015 with $32.7 million in sales, only behind cream ($47.9 million) and pie filling…

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September 7, 2017

Nestlé introduces New York cheesecake KitKat Chunky

Nestlé Confectionery’s flagship brand, KitKat, has announced the latest flavour to join its Chunky range: New York cheesecake. Source: Nestlé introduces New York cheesecake KitKat Chunky – FoodBev Media

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September 6, 2017

Trendy Yogourt Flavours | Food & Wine

From yogurts with notes of rosewater and hibiscus to savory cardamom-spiced pots, the yogurt landscape is way sexier outside the U.S., so trend scout Koel Thomae is always on the…

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September 5, 2017

Swiss scientists invent brand new flavour of chocolate called ‘Ruby’

A chocolate firm says they’ve created a fourth type of chocolate after milk, dark and white – the first new type in 80 years. Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut says…

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September 5, 2017

Autumn is coming. Maple and pumpkin-flavored drinks must battle for the throne

Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice is back. Although it’s theoretically a fall drink, the flavor has already been popping up in cookies, donuts, cereals, and—as of Sept. 1—Starbucks…

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September 2, 2017

Google Beverage Trend Report Touts Cold Brew, Earthy Flavors

Google released its first ever beverage trends report last week, drawing on its vast data collection and analysis resources to present a deep dive into the factors fueling non-alcoholic drinks…