In-sight's Top Articles of the Decade
Symrise Flavor NA is ringing in 2020 with a look at our top posts over the past decade. Between trend reports from the bi-annual Fancy Food Shows and StarChefs International Chefs Congress to our Annual Top Flavor Trends Report, we’ve spent the last 10 years dedicated to reporting on the latest food, beverage and flavor trends.Here’s to another decade!
#1 - Winter Fancy Food Show: 2018 Top Food & Beverage Trends
The results are in and the 2018 Top Food & Beverage Trends have been revealed. The 43rd annual Winter Fancy Food Show just took place at the San Francisco Moscone Center January 21-23, 2018. At this Specialty Food Show, innovations from more than 1,400 food and beverage exhibitors were showcased just waiting to be discovered. Symrise, determined to be at the forefront of the latest trends, attended this exciting event to discover what’s hot and trending this year in specialty foods and unique beverages. Health, wellness and authenticity were some of the driving forces behind what vendors displayed during this year’s event.
#2 - Top 9 Summer Fancy Food Show Trends You Need To Know
Right when you think you’ve seen it all, Specialty Food’s bi-annual Fancy Food Show serves as a platform for innovative food and beverage brands to shine. The Symrise team attended the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC to report on the biggest flavors, ingredients and products that challenge the food and beverage industry as we know it.
#3 - Top Trends From the 2019 StarChefs International Chefs Congress
Some of the best chefs, mixologists, and pastry chefs from around the world gathered, showcased their skills, and shared their culinary knowledge at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the 2019 StarChefs International Chefs Congress (ICC). The three-day event, which took place from October 27-29, was an opportunity for members of the food and beverage industry to see and taste what the most brilliant minds in the industry are cooking up in their kitchens and behind the bar. While each chef presents their own distinct identity on a plate, they also show some similarities and a sense of unity in the flavors, ingredients, and food concepts that they play with.
#4 - The 8 Most Creative Ice Cream Shops in the World
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…liquid nitrogen ice cream!? It’s true that ice cream concepts are getting more and more creative, and a simple vanilla cone will no longer do. The latest crazes are all about method, presentation, and the most ridiculous yet tasty flavors you can imagine.
#5 - Symrise’s North American Top 11 Flavor Trends for 2019
This year chefs, pastry chefs and mixologists are pushing flavor boundaries in new ways and consumers are getting adventurous with their food and drink. Between the vibrant visuals of butterfly pea flower and the growing accessibility of Asian ingredients like XO sauce, there’s no question that flavor innovation is at an all-time high in North America.
#6 - Top 5 Coffee Flavors of 2018
There’s no doubt been a steady growth in appreciation for the coffee bean among American coffee drinkers. From its flavors, aromas, body and roasting methods. But there’s also a growing interest in adding flavor directly to coffee beans and drinks. It’s clear that the two trends don’t have to compete, but are growing the market for coffee drinkers. Coffee sellers have innovated greatly with flavor, bringing a host of unexpected delights.
#7 - How Premium Indulgence is Driving Flavor Trends in 2018
In 2018, it seems like everyone’s focus is on food, and not just any food – the premium stuff. Love for good food has become the number one topic of conversation and number one requirement when looking for a partner, according to Millennial dating apps, especially. As a result of the artisanal craft food movement and the chef-driven gourmetization of casual eating and a demographic shift toward Millennials and Gen Zs restaurant customers, the number of high-quality, inventive food options has exploded. However, when it comes to culinary food shopping, there is still plenty of room for improvement.
#8 - Why Millennials Love Super Premium Soup
Today, millennials are obsessed with healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. They are more concerned with their health than any other generation. And that doesn’t come as a surprise.
#9 - Infographic: Defining Naturalness in Food and Beverage Categories
Consumer demand for natural food and beverage as well as organic products continues to grow in the United States. Influential millennials are gaining buying power and they are changing the way that all consumers look at the food and beverage industry.
#10 - Symrise's Code of Nature Launch Event Celebrates Sustainably Sourced and Transparent Ingredients
Code of Nature is Symrise’s new taste solution platform that celebrates natural and sustainably sourced food and drink ingredients. Launched in New York City on September 27, 2018 with celebrity chefs Michael Fojtasek, Sam Mason, Lior Lev Sercarz and bartender Chris James, Code of Nature unlocks and amplifies the real tastes of nature and fulfills consumer demand for the best natural, honest food and drink.