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by Lebermuth, on Jul 09, 2019

WHAT ARE POWDER FLAVORS?

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by Lebermuth, on May 06, 2019

When it comes to the science behind taste, there's more than meets the eye...well, taste buds. When you lick a sweet and fruity popsicle on a hot, sunny day, how your brain determines the flavor of that ice pop involves more than just the tongue. The mouth, nose and brain all work together to help you arrive at the conclusion that the popsicle is delicious and refreshing. Let's get into the specifics of the science behind taste.

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by Lebermuth, on Jan 31, 2019

Living Coral is Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year (COY), embracing our preference for “lighthearted,” “effervescent,” and “warmth and nourishment.”

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by Lebermuth, on Nov 22, 2017

 As 2017 draws to a close, we turn our focus to 2018 and attempt to predict the ingredients and products that will generate buzz in the coming year.

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by Lebermuth, on Apr 21, 2017

 

Peach. Pumpkin. Peppermint.

What do these flavors have in common? Other than being delicious additions to a warm cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of iced tea, these flavors tend to be seasonal. However, with the dynamic changes in customer demands and the results of new studies, these flavors may be sticking around all year.

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by Lebermuth, on Mar 31, 2017

You might have missed the memo. Umami is a flavor recognized by our tastebuds. Scientists confirmed this fascinating piece of gustatory evidence seven years ago. But the taste associated with monosodium glutamate (MSG) has not been followed by a new flavor since.

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by Lebermuth, on Mar 24, 2017

When it comes to the top trending beverage trends of 2017, beverages that are Hot & Spicy or that include Coconut or Turmeric are at the top of the list.

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by Lebermuth, on Mar 03, 2017

When a bar or restaurant features craft cocktails on the drinks menu, patrons know to prepare their taste buds for a spirit-filled adventure. In 2017, we're saying goodbye to the standard well drink menu and hello to beverages that are raising the bar! Worldwide societal trends like the increased focus on health and boost of interest on sustainability has elevated the expectations of customers thereby raising the standards of the drinking sector. According to CGA data, premium-spirit sales are showing an upward trend of 19% while mainstream spirits are experiencing growth of only 2%. Forget the phrase "you are what you

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by Lebermuth, on Feb 03, 2017

 The organic farming industry is in the midst of a debate over whether hydroponic farming can be considered organic. Hydroponics is defined by the USDA as "growing plants in a nutrient solution root medium." In other words, this process grows plants without the use of soil. Instead, it uses a nutrient-rich fluid that contains the necessary nutrients for the plant to grow.

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