A while back, our sales and customer service manager Chad Johnson came to R and D with a request. His request was for us to recreate his favorite drink in concentrate form. This included cranberry juice and cucumber sparkling water.
It’s summer, and here at the Innovation Center that means summer cocktails. Last week the team and I worked on some videos for summer cocktails to showcase on July 14-17th at the virtual conference for the American Distilling Institute. Due to the pandemic we decided to participate in their virtual platform this year.
This weekend, with the passing of Memorial Day and the official kickoff of summer, has us thinking about summer ice cream sundaes. Carolyn developed a new Tangerine Orange Chocolate Sauce that would work well in a sundae, milkshake, or topping for many of your summer desserts.
Recently, Shana spent some time in the test kitchen developing several new mustard flavors with juice concentrates as some of their base. Flavors that she developed included Cranberry Horseradish, Pineapple and Pumpkin Spice Horseradish.
Consumers are looking for snacks that bridge the gap between meals as well as meal replacers. The three major areas that consumer are looking at according to (fooddive.com) is freshness (43%), low sugar (36%) and low fat (31%). While convenience is number one on consumers’ minds they also don’t want to sacrifice health or creativity in their flavor options.