Ingredients


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    Leftovers: Warheads, Care Bears team up for sour treat | Kellanova fires up ‘swicy’ snack

    In other new products, Alec’s Ice Cream debuts nine new flavors made from A2 dairy and regenerative ingredients.

    By Food Dive staff • May 24, 2024
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    Second US dairy farm worker tests positive for bird flu

    The CDC says the risk to the general public remains low, but underscored the importance of precautions for farmhands.

    By Nathan Owens • May 23, 2024
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    Big bites: The evolution and future of snacking

    Once a nation defined by three daily meals, more consumers have abandoned the tradition in favor of snacking.

    By Food Dive staff
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    Ingredients in Focus: Nuike Foods turns grain to milk

    The Israeli startup is using unconventional ingredients such as quinoa to improve the taste and texture of alternative milks.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Blue Tree granted FDA approval for sugar reduction technology

    The Israeli food technology company plans to license out the system to fruit juice producers.

    By May 23, 2024
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    4 trends to watch in frozen treats

    Inflation has slowed unit sales among icy desserts, but there are pockets of the category still performing well and reasons for optimism, experts say.

    By Christine Blank • May 22, 2024
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    Founders Brewing brings botanical buzz to nonalcoholic hop water

    The offering from the craft brewer derives its taste from plant-based terpenes and is targeted at drinkers curious about cutting back on alcohol.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Gutzy taps into gut health craze with prebiotic pouches

    The brand, which launched in 2019, aims to dominate the prebiotic snacks lane as consumers continue to prioritize wellness.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Nestlé debuts new brand for consumers using GLP-1 drugs, managing weight

    Vital Pursuit is the first major U.S. brand to be launched by the food giant in nearly three decades. The line’s frozen pizza, sandwiches and bowls will reach stores by October.

    By May 21, 2024
  • Packages of Neptune's fish jerky at the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis in 2024.
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    5 attention-grabbing products from the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

    Fish jerky, ramen-flavored popcorn, and gum with more caffeine than a cup of coffee were among the innovative products featured by 1,000 exhibitors.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Reducing sodium, not flavor: The MSG solution

    By harnessing MSG’s flavor-enhancing properties, food manufacturers can develop reduced-sodium products that meet consumer preferences without compromising on taste.

    May 20, 2024
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    Leftovers: Blue Moon takes ice cream out to the ball game | Dave’s Killer Bread packs protein into bars

    Molson Coors is debuting an orange and vanilla-flavored treat inspired by the famous brew, and Blue Diamond turns to ranch flavor for its latest almonds.

    By Food Dive staff • May 17, 2024
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    Ingredients in Focus: Supplier uses tomatoes to boost flavor and simplify ingredients list

    Lycored is harvesting the juicy red fruit to improve the eating experience for consumers in savory and sweet ways.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Improved nutrition continues to drive preference in purchasing behaviors: Ingredion

    As consumers continue to seek healthier options, more than half of the current R&D effort is devoted to reformulating existing products. 

    By May 16, 2024
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    The Weekly Sip: NFL’s Patrick Mahomes enters RTD iced coffee | Diageo steeps itself in Smirnoff tea

    The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback aims to score with a better-for-you beverage offering, and canned hard tea brand Loverboy seeks to make a splash with its Walmart launch.

    By May 16, 2024
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    Kellanova packs protein into waffles with Eggo Fully Loaded

    The new offering from the snacking company comes as better-for-you breakfast items gain steam.

    By May 15, 2024
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    United Sodas of America’s fight to invigorate an unloved category

    The fast-growing beverage brand has distinguished itself from other sodas with a clean label, proprietary sweetener blend and minimalist packaging.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Spicing up cocktails: Q Mixers CEO talks innovation

    Bob Arnold said consumers are prioritizing unique flavors like sweet heat and global food influences as they increasingly make drinks at home.

    By May 13, 2024
  • Ferrero's new Tic Tac Chewy candy.
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    Ferrero moves beyond mints and chocolate with Tic Tac Chewy

    The fruit candy, with a crunchy exterior and softer inside, is the first product from the European sweets giant made exclusively for the U.S. It will appear on stores shelves in September.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Leftovers: Graza olive oil cracks a cold one | Kraft Heinz grills up Stuffed Dogs

    Oscar Meyer launched a cheesy stuffed hot-dog in time for the summer sun and a Milwaukee-based pizza company is trading in its crust for bowls.

    By Food Dive staff • May 10, 2024
  • A worker stands in the distance as plant-based patties come down the line at a Beyond Meat factory
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    Beyond Meat CEO sees 2024 as a ‘pivotal year’ despite grim Q1 results

    The plant-based pioneer had its eighth straight quarter of revenue declines, but Ethan Brown is confident sales will pick up in the second half of the year.

    By May 10, 2024
  • Protein bars made with Sweegen's brazzein sweetener.
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    Ingredients in Focus: Sweegen launches flavor tool to compete with sugar

    As sweet protein products rise in popularity, more flavor innovators are looking to develop products to create better-for-you food products.

    By May 9, 2024
  • A wooden spoon of cocoa powder lies on a grey surface in front of a brown bowl containing the powder. Cocoa powder and chocolate chunks are scattered on the grey surface.
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    4 startups taking the cocoa out of chocolate

    With cocoa prices rising and sourcing scarce, companies are looking to alternatives and raising more than $110 million in equity funding, according to a recent report.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 8, 2024
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    The Ozempic effect is real: Study zeroes in on GLP-1 users’ food needs

    Food startups have an opportunity to jump on the snacking needs of this new demographic with products focused on protein, portion size and hydration.

    By Jennifer Lawinski • May 8, 2024
  • Nestle's Nescafe's premium espresso coffee concentrate.
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    Nestlé deepens cold coffee presence with Nescafé concentrate

    The liquid allows the CPG giant to further tap into the cold segment, which was responsible for a third of all cups consumed in 2023 and is especially popular among younger individuals.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Mondelēz brings $1B Chips Ahoy! brand into gluten-free category

    The snacking giant also sells Oreos that avoid the wheat protein as the company appeals to the 25% of Americans who adhere to the diet.

    By May 6, 2024