• Case Study: Color Stability in Cheese Slices

    Achieving the Correct Hue A producer of processed dairy products, including cheese, was attempting to match color with a natural option in cheese slices for a quick service restaurant (QSR). They needed to achieve the QSR’s base color in order to win the business, while using beta carotene as the natural source. The producer met […]

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2019

    Flavor Trends That are Here to Stay What is the next kale? Are consumers done with sriracha? What is chocho? Do you ever find yourself anxiety baking? Kalsec compiled a list of top food trends from expert sources in the food industry. In doing this, we developed our own predictions for 2019. We encourage you […]

  • A Review of Top Food Trends in 2018

    Which Food Trends Happened in 2018? Food and flavor trend predictions for 2019 are already taking over inboxes, but Kalsec is taking a moment to reflect on trends from 2018. At the beginning of 2018 we predicted five trends that we expected to see develop throughout the year. An educated prediction has much more value […]

  • IFT 2018: A Matter of Food + Reflection

    Crafted by Kalsec As IFT 2018 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on all that was featured by the leading brands in the industry. We hope you had a chance to say hi and try one of our porter pulled pork sliders, bloody mary pretzels or IPA mustard pretzels that we were […]

  • July 2018 Trend Brief: Fermented Foods

    Trends in Fermented Foods Fermentation has been used as a method of preservation for perishable foods for centuries. What comes to mind when you hear ‘fermented foods’? Probably your favorite flavor of yogurt, a generous side of kimchi or happy hour. But where would the food industry be without cheese, chocolate, and gochujang? As the […]

  • May 2018 Trend Brief: Snacks

    Snack Time When it comes to snacks, each consumer has their own interpretation of what that means. It could be a bar full of grains, a meat stick, or a doughnut – the options are endless. According to Innova Market Insights, one of the top 10 trends for 2018 is ‘from snacks to mini meals,’ […]

  • Bold Natural Color Trends

    Growth of Natural Food Colors “Bold” and “natural” in the same sentence are the new way to describe food colors. Europe has been laying the groundwork for this movement for years, and with consumers’ demand for clean labels and simple ingredients this combination is spreading to other countries and becoming more mainstream. According to Innova […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2018

    Will Plant-Based Proteins Continue to Grow? New year, new food and flavor trends. It is that time of year again to focus on the top food trends predicted for the upcoming year. What will 2018 offer the food industry? What is the next great super food? How is digital technology influencing food choices? Here, Kalsec® […]

  • A Review: Top Food Trends for 2017

    2017 Trend Review Did plant-based proteins take center stage? We reviewed the top food trend predictions for 2017 and summarized the results into four common themes from the predictions that emerged over the course of the year. While more than four of the trends mentioned did evolve, we chose to elaborate on these main themes. […]