Tastewise uses artificial intelligence to digest information on the latest food trends | Food Dive

By February 13, 2019Food trends, Novotaste

The site analyzes billions of data points — including more than 1 billion photos shared every month and 153,000 restaurant menus across the U.S.

Food companies have struggled to adapt to changing consumer demands as e-commerce and social media change the industry.

Source: Tastewise uses artificial intelligence to digest information on the latest food trends | Food Dive

Recent food trends

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June 20, 2019

Could AI transform the food we eat? | Retail-Insight

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the food industry by opening the doors to innovation and new product development (NPD), aligning to global food trends. This is not only limited to…
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June 19, 2019

The Best Refrigerated Protein Bars | Shape Magazine

If you've walked by the refrigerated convenience section at any health-focused supermarket lately, you've likely noticed a growing number of refrigerated protein bars. One of the pioneering brands, Perfect Bar,…
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June 19, 2019

Dining Out: Toast Culture puts fresh spin on an old favourite | Edmonton Journal

The Ahi poke tuna toast at Toast Culture, a new eatery located at 11965 Jasper Avenue. MARTA GOLD / POSTMEDIA SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT Maybe you don’t follow food trends; maybe ramen and poke and…
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June 6, 2019

Other Countries Enjoy Eating Bugs as Snacks. These 2 Harvard Grads Want to Make Them a Thing in America | Inc.com

Chirps chips – in Sriracha, BBQ, and cheddar flavors – along with the creatures that give them their protein punch. CREDIT: Patricia Lopez; Styling: Gözde Eker You never forget your…
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June 6, 2019

Mintel reveals top five snack trends at Sweets and Snacks Expo | Confectionery Production

Speaking at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, Marcia Mogelonsky offered Confectionery Production an update on the organisation’s top five confectionery trends that it expects will be making…
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May 30, 2019

Consumers love burgers, especially better burgers. How do limited-service brands get them to order more? | QSR magazine

ISTOCKPHOTO / FOTOATELIE Some 85 percent of American consumers either like or love burgers, making it one of the most beloved stateside cuisines. According to the Datassential FLAVOR database, 85…
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May 27, 2019

NPD Trend Tracker: From white chocolate & cookies Magnum to small batch Greek honey | Food Navigator

From an organic tomato passata from French e-commerce start-up Kazidomi, to Unilever's latest premium ice cream flavour: white chocolate & cookies. FoodNavigator brings you some of the most exciting new…
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May 27, 2019

Getting to the root of the plant-based movement | 2019-04-22 | Food Business News

Photo: Impossible Foods Something is growing on consumers, and it’s cause for concern as well as innovation among today’s meat and poultry companies. The buzz about plant-based proteins has been…
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May 23, 2019

Truffle chips, truffle pizza, truffle popcorn … how a luxury item became ubiquitous | Food | The Guardian

 Rich harvest … white winter truffle from Alba, Italy, still around £2,000 per kilo. Photograph: Cephas Picture Library/Alamy Stock Photo It is the smell that hits you first: a heady…
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May 23, 2019

Sausage is latest trend in plant-based ‘meats’ | NRN

Sausage might be the perfect vehicle for chains looking to add vegan meat substitutes to their menus, and more restaurants are embracing them to use as breakfast “meat” and pizza…
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May 21, 2019

Is the snacking craze really happy hour in disguise? | Restaurant Hospitality

Consumers are treating snacking as another meal, forcing quick-service and casual dining operators to respond by adding more bite-sized dishes to their menus. The trend of “any food, any time”…
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May 21, 2019

Emerging menu trends unveiled at N.R.A. Show | Food Business News

Nancy Kruse (right), president of The Kruse Co., and Lizzy Freier, managing editor at Technomic, Inc., at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago Photo: Sosland Publishing Company…
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May 15, 2019

Keeping salt reduction on the agenda: Reduced sodium solutions in high demand for NPD | Food Ingredients First

Working in tandem with governments, industry and healthcare professionals continue to increase awareness about the implications of excessive salt consumption. At the same time, consumers demand clean-label products, reducing the…
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May 15, 2019

Micro-life stock, lichen and other food trends | LivingIt

MICRO-LIFE STOCK, LICHEN AND OTHER FOOD TRENDS "The world has enough for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed." (Gandhi) By 2050, the world population is expected to reach…
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May 15, 2019

Could cereal’s future lie beyond the bowl, in dry snacking? | The Grocer

Source: Getty Changes to consumers’ lifestyles and health awareness are turning the humble box of cereal into the new go-to snack Sales of breakfast cereal, that family staple beloved of…
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May 13, 2019

Salty snacking: APAC takes four of top five rankings for global product launches

The Asia Pacific region has emerged as a global leader in salty snacking markets and innovation, claiming four of the top five spots for salty snacks product launches last year.…
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May 10, 2019

Three food trends to note in Asia | WARC

Food safety, sustainability and local tastes are three consumer trends defining Asia’s food category in 2019 – but safety has to be the starting point, according to a leading industry…
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May 8, 2019

Maine company selling flavored crickets for on-the-go snacking | Portland Press Herald

Entosense, the Lewiston company founded by brother and sister Bill and Susan Broadbent, rolled out Mini-Kickers Flavored Crickets in December, little vials of grab-and-go crickets in flavors such as lemon…
Food trendsVegan
May 7, 2019

Chef Chatter: How to offer plant-based foods without sacrificing flavor | FastCasual

Tom Moran, corporate executive chef at Nestlé Professional, is passionate about cooking plant-based foods without sacrificing flavor. Plant-based food options are one of the year's hottest menu trends, according to…
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May 2, 2019

Tabasco spices up global food trends | Business Mirror

The versatility of the pepper sauce brand was among the highlights of the recent two-day Taste Setters workshop. FOR those who love to keep things hot, you probably have a…
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April 29, 2019

As zero-calorie natural sweeteners such as stevia surge in popularity, here’s what you need to know | The Washington Post

Stevia leaves are harvested, dried and then steeped in hot water. The liquid is filtered and purified to isolate the sweet compounds. Then the extract is dried. (iStock) By Christy Brissette…
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April 26, 2019

Spicy condiments kick up the flavor, drive sales | Restaurant Business

Photograph: Shutterstock Spicy condiments are hot in more ways than one. Consumers are seeking bold flavors from around the world that allow them to experience new flavor sensations, and restaurants…
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April 24, 2019

Pulp and circumstance: Montreal company turns juice pulp into cookies | Montreal Gazette

“I am a food waste reduction expert,” says Still Good’s Jonathan Rodrigue. “I ask what is it? How is it? What can we do with it? How can we reduce…
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April 17, 2019

Matzah ball ramen soup, wakame: New foods seen spicing up traditional seder meal | The Times of Israel

Traditional Passover matzah ball soup. (jrwasserman; iStock by Getty Images) Tastewise, an Israeli startup that uses AI tech to keep abreast of changing food trends by scouring menus and billions…
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April 16, 2019

Gelato Burgers May Be One of This Summer’s Biggest Food Trends | SheKnows

Image: Amorino. We love gelato as much as the next person. We also love burgers. But gelato burgers? One New York restaurant is offering just that, but don’t let the name…
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April 16, 2019

SupHerb Farms’ Research Reveals Menu Opportunities For Levantine Cuisine | Perishable News

In its latest Trending Now white paper, SupHerb Farms has identified Levantine cuisine as one of the hottest menu opportunities for foodservice operators. Named for the large area of the Eastern Mediterranean…
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April 12, 2019

7 Secrets From a Grilled Cheese Master | Mental Floss

DANIEL KRIEGER Of the many eventful holidays that fall in April, none is more delicious than April 12th, a.k.a. National Grilled Cheese Day. Yes, like so many culinary delights before…
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April 12, 2019

What’s hot in savoury snacks and crisps?  | The Grocer

Brits are feeling peckish. Nearly 70% of the UK now say they snack every day, but how does all this nibbling stack up against the nation’s growing concerns about health?…
Food trends
April 10, 2019

Top 10 Food Trends | IFT.org

For the first time in years, center-of-the-store edibles have posted strong growth, up nearly $6.3 billion for the year ended Nov. 24, 2018 (Nielsen 2018a). In a dramatic comeback, the…
Food trendsSnack
April 10, 2019

Inside the ‘snackification’ of breakfast | Food Business News

Source: Adobe Stock Euromonitor calls it the “snackification” of meal time, or the way consumers’ snacking behavior is impacting food habits globally. “We think of snacking as anything you consume…
Food trendsNovotaste
April 8, 2019

Poor Diets Linked to One in Five Deaths Worldwide | Longevity LIVE

While smoking is a debilitating habit that can have a disastrous effect on your health, a new study has revealed that poor diets are responsible for more deaths around the…
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April 4, 2019

How generations affect four food trends | Food Business News

Photo: Adobe Stock Declining meal occasions, clean eating, digital ordering and redefining meal composition are four trends affecting the food and beverage industry, said David Portalatin, vice-president and industry adviser…
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April 3, 2019

Health food trends 2019: Five ways restaurants are cutting the calories | Verdict Food Service

Verdict Foodservice looks at the trending health foods in 2019. Credit: Anas Maarawi There has been an increase in demand for health food trends in 2019, with veganism leading the…
Food trendsVegan
March 29, 2019

Jackfruit is a vegan sensation – could I make it taste delicious at home? | The Guardian

‘Fat, spiky and green.’ Photograph: Getty Images It is the ultimate ugly duckling story, a fruit that won the lottery. Five years ago, jackfruit was just a spectacularly ugly, smelly,…
Food trends
March 26, 2019

NRA shares ‘what’s hot’ | MEAT+POULTRY

Source: Adobe Stock 03.25.2019 By Karen Weisberg Aiming to forecast food, beverage and culinary concept trends at restaurants nationwide, each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA) publishes its “What’s Hot” survey…
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March 25, 2019

Comfort foods with a twist | Restaurant Business Online

Photograph: Shutterstock Comfort foods—items that invoke feelings of nostalgia and that feature familiar flavors—are time-and-again consumer favorites. But though familiar foods and formats are ones that diners love to eat,…
Food trends
March 19, 2019

Food trends heading to a table near you | Supermarket Perimeter

Source: Habit Food Personalized LLC Aiming to forecast food, beverage and culinary concept trends at restaurants nationwide, each year the National Restaurant Association (NRA) publishes its What’s Hot survey of…
Food trends
March 18, 2019

Looking into crystal bowl of food future | Toronto Sun

(Courtesy of Restaurants Canada) Paper straws, plant-based alternatives and drinkable desserts are some of Canada’s latest, hottest dining trends, while cannabis-infused products are leading the charge for what’s next on…
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March 11, 2019

New organic, sustainably sourced color palette taps into changing food trends

Dive Brief: Diana Food North America, part of Germany's Symrise Group, has introduced a line of organic, sustainably sourced colors for foods and beverages. According to Food Business News, they include…
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March 8, 2019

Do you know your kvass from your celtuce? | Good Food

Roast leek, brown butter and celtuce at Yellow restaurant in Sydney. Photo: Christopher Pearce Just when you've finally learned how to pronounce quinoa ("keen-wah" in case you're late to the party),…