Craft Food and Beverage Infusions

Handcrafted at a premium is a trend that we predict to see more of in 2019. The craft beer movement has led to an increase in diverse flavors within the beer category, just as craft foods are influencing product development. Craft markets are gaining traction in several different areas of the food industry: hot sauces, syrups, salsas, butters, jams, etc.

An increase in global travel has led to consumer acceptance and demand for more diverse flavors. ‘Discovery: the adventurous consumer’ was deemed a trend for 2019 by Innova Market Insights. This consumer seeks authenticity and food that tells a story, aligning with the trend for crafted infusions.

What we are reading:

“SEARCHING FOR A STORY”: AUTHENTICITY, CRAFT OFFERINGS AND BOTANICALS ARE KEY IN PREMIUM BEVERAGES SPACE
crafted infusions - beer with orange

Food Ingredients First [Published March 26, 2019]

This article discusses room for innovation in the beverages space, primarily with craft offerings, authenticity and botanicals.

SPREAD THE WORD: THE RISE OF CRAFT BUTTER – AND HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN
crafted infusions in bread

Felicity Cloake, The Guardian [Published March 27, 2019]

‘Artisan’ or ‘craft’ butter was deemed an important food trend this year – and this article gives the history of this niche, rising market.

FORGET SRIRACHA: SMALL-BATCH HOT SAUCES ARE ALL THE RAGE
crafted infusions - sauces

Emma Waverman, The Globe and Mail [Published January 17, 2019]

“The rise of artisan sauces comes at a point where, as a culture, our tastes are becoming more refined and international. We’re used to the heat of Thai chilies in our curry, and Scotch bonnet peppers in our jerk sauce. People are bringing home ‘memories of spicy dishes from their travels and want to spice up their dishes at home,’ said Al Bourbouhakis, Chef, Tomlin.”

What Does it Mean to be Crafted by Kalsec?

Products that are expertly crafted combine naturally sourced materials with insights and technical expertise. Kalsec was founded on innovation and is a leader in revolutionizing the food industry. This insight and expertise has uniquely positioned us as the trusted partner that food and beverage manufacturers turn to for quality, reliability and consistency.

Our team works closely with customers, applying our expertise to craft unique ingredients to meet the needs of the market. When customers work with Kalsec, the do not get just any product, they get a product that was carefully developed and tested for quality assurance. They get a product that gives them a competitive edge because it was crafted by Kalsec.

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