Flavor

Olam’s TrueDark cocoa powder for premium brand deZaan is the world’s first ever natural, non-alkalised dark cocoa powder. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Colors & Flavors Special

Going natural doesn’t mean compromising on color or flavor

By Wouter Stomph

Cocoa has a natural and familiar flavor,and has a huge role to play in meeting the consumer demand for natural flavors and colors … Just take a look at the shelves of your local supermarket.

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Confectionery expert launches mobile sweet academy

By Anthony Myers

Known throughout the industry as ‘The Sweet Consultant’, Andy Baxendale has 24 years’ experience in the confectionery business and a Master of Science (MSc) in Advanced Food Manufacture.

Dragon fruit - this year's new flavor trend. Pic: GettyImages

Emerging trends

New flavor trends for candy and snacks

By Anthony Myers

What’s driving the latest marketplace and consumer trends in flavor innovation in candy and snacks? Julie Laughter, confectionery market manager at Fona international, revealed all at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.

The snack segment will gain $16bn in the next few years, as consumers keep snacking at all times of day. Pic: ©GettyImages/Rimma_Bondarenko

Snacks category outpaces F&B ‘yet again’: IRI

By Kristine Sherred

The ‘snack evolution’ will continue for the foreseeable future as half of consumers are snacking at least three times a day, according to IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt.