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2021 is Full of Sweet Surprises

We all need a treat. And if last year’s arrival of COVID-19 gave us anything, it’s a new appreciation for treating ourselves. And we did! The more people hunkered down, the more...  more »

02/26/2021

Sweet Talk

Tags: Bakery, pastry, DessertSource: Seattle Times

Seattle’s Greatest Doughnut? Best Savory Pastry? Food Critic Tan Vinh Ate 100 Pastries to Name These Favorites

I spend an embarrassing amount of time scrolling through menus and Instagram food posts every day. Lately, my obsession has been pastries; the most interesting noshes I’ve seen...  more »

Top Flavors for 2021 for Those Seeking Premium Indulgences

While consumers increasingly want healthy, natural foods, that doesn’t mean they’re shunning all indulgences. Nor does it mean that indulgences have to be overly decadent. Instead,...  more »

02/22/2021

Sweet Talk

Tags: Dairy, Market TrendsSource: Berry On Dairy

Dairy Foods 2021: It’s Time to File Away the Strict Definition of Dairy Products

Congratulations to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) for hosting the best virtual conference I have attended during the pandemic. (The bar has been set high.) The...  more »

Charcuterie Boards Go Sweet

What started out as simple plates of meats and cheeses has exploded into full-blown artistry. In the French tradition, charcuterie (pronounced "shahr-ku-tuh-ree") is the art of...  more »

Dairy Foods Innovation: Formulating Experiences

Consumer packaged goods marketers are now going to great lengths to provide experiential moments. Here’s my favorite so far. For Valentine’s Day, Kraft Mac & Cheese launched a...  more »

02/15/2021

Sweet Talk

Tags: Dairy, Market Trends, InnovationSource: Food Dive

Study: Higher Plant-Based Milk Prices Are Justified, But Dairy Milk is Too Cheap

While plant-based milk's retail prices can be twice that of dairy milk, the premium is justifiable because of its more expensive blending and bottling procedures and packaging...  more »

02/12/2021

Sweet Talk

Tags: Baking & Snack, Dessert, FlavorSource: BBC

Ube: The Filipino Tuber Taking Over The World

The seller pointed to the large canisters sitting on his vibrantly painted cart and asked me my flavour preference. On that humid afternoon in Manila, nothing sounded better than a...  more »

9 Flavor Trends of 2021 Inspired by Natural Goodness

As consumers look for more holistically healthy options in 2021, they’re turning towards nature. But that doesn’t mean food and beverage brands are limited to bland items. Instead,...  more »

Confectionery Sales Remain Resilient as Industry Prepares for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy lighten the mood during during uncertain times, according to NCA. [continue...] more »

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