The colours of autumn flavours

2022-09-23T12:16:35+01:00Categories: Bakery, Beverage, Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends|Tags: , , , |

It's time to say welcome to autumn! Where the season of colour, nostalgia, comfort food and autumn flavours begin. Familiar and comforting tastes remain extremely popular, and brands are developing products to meet consumer demand for nostalgia, indulgence, excitement and innovation. The autumn palette is warm, rich, earthy and golden. It extends from the red

3 opportunities for the beverage sector in Spring

2022-03-18T13:27:18+00:00Categories: Beverage, Flavourings, Food Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As we enter Spring we start to see the blossoming of drinks with more refreshing and bolder flavours. This year sees a big trend towards more functional drinks with natural flavours, in addition to the growing demand for Low/No alcohol drinks, as reported in our Food and Beverage Trends 2022 post. In this article we

It’s National Doughnut Week!

2021-07-16T09:38:40+01:00Categories: Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News, Uncategorised|

Did you know that the original National Doughnut Week was founded back in 1992 by Christopher Freeman who, after watching Michael Buerk’s crisis report on the Ethiopian famine, wanted to use his skills and encourage the baking industry to help children in need. Almost 30 years on, National Doughnut Week has raised almost £1million

The Rise of the Hot Cross Bun

2021-05-06T08:44:58+01:00Categories: Citrus, Flavourings, Herbs & Spices, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Hot Cross Bun Sales on Fire! In comparison to this time last year, when the nation went into lockdown, consumers are splashing out this Easter. According to analysts Kantar, British households had already spent £153m on Easter eggs and £37m on hot cross buns by 21st March this year, that’s £48m more

Our top 10 for a happy Mother’s Day

2021-05-05T22:22:16+01:00Categories: Citrus, Flavourings, Herbs & Spices, Uncategorised|

A Mother's Lot! The struggles of parents – and mothers, in particular – have been very apparent during this pandemic with childcare, home-schooling and housework, as well as many having to work from home, therefore it is inevitable that mums feel overwhelmed, alone and stressed. As a result home has become a

It’s hotting up in the Hitchen Kitchen!

2021-05-05T22:29:06+01:00Categories: Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News|

Hot Stuff! In preparation for the day when most people spice things up, the #HitchenKitchen have presented us with their most favourable and flavoursome ‘hot stuff’, namely all things chilli! With chilli trending and growing significantly appearing on 83.31% of menus and 2.22% of social discussion1 it is evident that the #HitchenKitchen is not

How mocktails have injected some fun into Dry January

2022-03-17T09:49:34+00:00Categories: Beverage, Flavourings, Industry News|

Happy New Year, Happy Dry JanuaryWith the departure of 2020 and new hopes and resolutions for 2021, a record number of Britons have signed up for ‘Dry January’ seeing an increase in sales of no and low alcoholic beverages.According to Alcohol Change UK 6.5 million have taken up the challenge of going alcohol-free for the

Retro is all the rage – the resurgence of nostalgic pudding flavours

2021-01-05T15:56:16+00:00Categories: Confectionery, Flavourings, Food Trends, Industry News|

The growing trend for all things retro The trend for all things ‘retro’ has been on the increase in recent years, with the demand for retro products appearing everywhere; from video games, to fashion, interior design, and everything in between. This trend has also been spreading through the food, beverage and fragrance industries; with restaurants

African flavours bring a bit of ‘Chakalaka Spice’ to the food scene!

2020-01-03T10:16:39+00:00Categories: Flavourings, Food Trends, Herbs & Spices, Industry News|

African flavours and ingredients are now seeing a rise in popularity across the food, drink, health and beauty sectors. Whilst much of the focus has initially been on North African flavours such as Harissa and Ras El Hanout, within the UK market West African and South African flavours are also increasing in popularity, with