Tastes & Trends Blog

What You Need to Know About Gen Z

What You Need to Know About Gen Z

January 19, 2021

Millennials have been the driving force behind many of the most prolific food and flavor trends of the past decade. As a result, the food industry has been fixated on trying to predict what Millennials will be craving next and what this generation of consumers deems as an appealing product. With the next generation, dubbed […]

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Behind the Scenes: Bagel Edition

Behind the Scenes: Bagel Edition

January 15, 2021

In honor of National Bagel Day on January 15th, our expert on all things bread, Food Scientist Alyssa Chircus, breaks down the process behind creating this beloved breakfast food. Bagels are a low hydration bread – meaning that they require a much lower than normal amount of liquid to make the dough.  This helps create […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Food & Flavor Trends in 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Food & Flavor Trends in 2021

January 12, 2021

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed many facets of American life, including when, how, where, and what people eat. From restaurants adapting to allow for safe dining to the demand for immunity-boosting ingredients, the pandemic is a key driving factor behind quite a few of 2021’s top trends. With more people cooking and eating […]

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Trends to Watch in 2021: Minimizing Waste

Trends to Watch in 2021: Minimizing Waste

January 5, 2021

With 2020 finally behind us, we’re continuing to look ahead at the trends that will shape the food industry in 2021. This week we’re looking at a trend that has been driven by not only the pandemic, but also the growing influence of Gen Z: food waste reduction. Food waste has long been an issue […]

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Trends to Watch in 2021: Plant-Based Evolves

Trends to Watch in 2021: Plant-Based Evolves

December 29, 2020

With 2021 just days away, we’re eagerly looking forward to putting 2020 behind us – and seeing what food and flavor trends will shape the industry. We anticipate some exciting and innovative trends picking up steam in 2021. Some of these trends have inevitably risen out of the pandemic, while others are being influenced by […]

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Trends to Watch in 2021: Practical Functionality

Trends to Watch in 2021: Practical Functionality

December 22, 2020

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief – 2020 is almost over! Even though there’s still a great deal of uncertainty going into 2021, there are some exciting and innovative food trends on the horizon. Of course, some of these trends have been shaped by the pandemic, but others are being influenced by […]

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