Coffee, Cocktails, Carbs: My COVID Essentials

cinnamon roll with a cup of coffee

In a recent virtual meeting discussing how COVID has impacted our FlavourVision trends, there was a homework assignment: “Find two products in your home that best reflects how your food & beverage choices have changed because of COVID.” I immediately grabbed my stash of citric acid and wheat gluten. What?  Who am I?  Citric acid…

Together While Apart with Family Recipes

Thankgiving Dinner Spread

Every Thanksgiving, I wake up to my mom blasting 80s Michael Jackson and the smell of the beginnings of dinner in the air. I already know my role, and I begin creating the famous light rolls, using the recipe card that has been passed down through generations. It dates as far back as we can…

Cocktails: No Bar Required

cocktails neon signage

Did you think you would ever miss going to a bar for a cocktail? Even if you are the occasional cocktail drinker, the answer to that question is probably YES! Don't you love looking at the menu and seeing the use of familiar and unusual ingredients? What about those fun cocktail names?. (Night Cure, Sugar…

Covid-19 and Plant-based Meat – Two Natural Experiments

Time to Reevaluate Plant-based meat was the topic on everyone’s mind prior to the arrival of the Coronavirus. The Impossible Whopper rolled out nationally, Beyond Meat’s sales were soaring, and meat producers like Tyson were coming up with their own products. As soon as people began panic-buying, the tweets started coming in. It appeared that…

Further Thoughts on the Post-COVID-19 Market

As COVID-19 continues to impact our lives, we spoke with each individual category expert to share their thoughts on the current markets and where we see the food and beverage industry going in the coming months. Also, check out our staff’s more in-depth discussion with “The Economy of COVID-19 and What’s Next.” Craving Normalcy We…