Insect Foods – Say WHAT?

Did you know that 80% of the world's population eats insects as a regular part of their diet? I know, you're thinking you should stop reading here, right? NO! Continue on, it's very important. What was once a "gag gift" for holiday parties or something you splurged on at a specialty store, is making a…

Spilling the Beans on Plant-Based Coffee Creamers

The coffee creamer section is one of my favorites at my local grocery store. It's colorful and big and always changing! I love to look at what plant-based options are hitting the shelves during my weekly trip to the store. Even though I don't consume plant-based dairy products on a regular basis, I'm still keeping…

Caramel: Understated Sophistication

A Familiar Friend Caramel is the friend who's always there for you. To comfort you, have fun, make you laugh, and remind you of happy days. Chocolate might get all the glory, but caramel has its place in the world of indulgence. It has a more complex, sophisticated side that consumers don't always see. It…

Ice Cream, I wanna be like you

chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream cone

Plant-based mimicking regular dairy ice cream All lines of work have their perks and it just so happens that one of ours is tasting ice cream. A few months ago, Givaudan scientists began collecting over 70 plant-based ice creams to understand more about their taste, texture, mouthfeel, and flavor. It doesn’t take someone in the…

You Can’t Beat This Heat

Spicy Potato Chips

Spicy Chips and Snacks Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!!! If you've walked down the snack aisle lately, you've seen that spicy is taking over! Whether it's chips, crackers, pretzels, puffs, or nuts, spicy flavors are dominating the snack market! Consumers' Spice Preferences According to Givaudan's proprietary research, the "favorite" spice among US consumers is Jalapeño! Followed…