‘Egg’cellent Vegan Eggs: What do consumers want?

A hard egg to crack. The question of how to create vegan alternatives to eggs was one we really wanted to solve. So we did. It's honestly an exciting time to work in the food industry, especially in the plant-based space. Over the last few years, and even the past year, products have improved tremendously.…

The Pursuit of Health & Happiness

Trends may come and go, but the Augmented Self trend is here to stay. Augmented Self, identified as one of the seven global consumer trends, looks at how consumers continually seek improvement through the use of food as well as technology. With a hyper-focus on the functionality of foods, it also looks at the holistic…

Cocktails in Costa Rica: A Look at Hispanic Beverages

Costa Rican Sunset on Beach

Hispanic Influence on Beverage It is no surprise that Hispanics and Hispanic beverages have a large influence on the beverage category. From Margaritas to Ranch water, we see it on every menu. And this influence of course shows no signs of slowing down as the Hispanic population increases. Here are the fastest growing Hispanic-Influenced Cocktails,…

Scoop! There it is: Ice Cream Innovation

Summer is here and National Ice Cream Day is around the corner... So that means it's socially acceptable to have a dozen ice cream cones a day! Right??? Seasonality and LTOs Drive Interest A lot is happening in the ice cream space right now, and I couldn't be more excited for it! The biggest driving…

The Chicken Wars

Who doesn't remember this awesome kid when they think of the crazy 'chicken wars' the food industry is currently in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhIm9lVzHI Ditto, my friend. Ditto. Who doesn't like fried chicken? Or a good trussed-up roasted chicken? A BBQ chicken breast? Or a basket of buffalo wings with their pizza (shoutout to my Buffalo family!)? Does…