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2017 Restaurant Menu Trends

American menu development relies on the evolution of trends. While we may roll our eyes at Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino, or any "next trending ingredient" for that matter, trends...  more »

2017 Bakery Trends: Flavor and Function

Bakery food innovation in 2016 was a study in opposites with new product action focused at two extremes. There are indulgent products focused on taste as well as and healthful...  more »

Latin Chocolate, Mango, Churro

Chuao Chocolatier Latin-Inspired Chocolate Bars

Chuao Chocolatier launched two Latin-inspired chocolate bars this year at the 42nd Winter Fancy Food Show. Totally Tangy Mango and Cheeky Cheeky Churro join an existing roster of...  more »

HPP: Culinary Meets Tech

Nowhere is the technological culinary revolution more evident than in methods such as sous-vide and High Pressure Processing (HPP)-sometimes referred to as High Pressure...  more »

Boomers Set Their Own Food Standards

It's no secret that Millennials are changing the food and nutrition landscape. But Boomers have their own set of unique ideas about what they want on their plate. The International...  more »

2016 Candy & Snack Trends

The National Confectioners Association has officially unwrapped the latest candy and snack industry trends of 2016 as the Sweets & Snacks Expo kicks off in Chicago from May 24...  more »

Consumers Savor Morning Snacks

The consumption of breakfasts and morning snacks, in and away from home, is forecast to grow faster than the U.S. population over the next few years, reports The NPD Group, a...  more »

Sweet Snack Trends

Want to talk about the chocolates, sugar confections and gum market? Think of it like a sweet-and-sour candy. Here's the sour patch. Other snacks now present greater competition....  more »

Healthy Snack Indulgence

Last year was when confectionery makers finally took the clean label message to heart. They gave artificial ingredients the boot and focused on simple, less processed ingredients....  more »

Ingredient Innovation in U.S. Pizza Market

In truth, the growing popularity of pizza has expanded the "where" factor exponentially as pizza has become a menu staple at many restaurants that aren't even pizza specialists....  more »

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