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A tablespoon of news. A cup of the latest dairy technology insights. A dash of innovation. We hope the dairy flavor insights and information we’ve collected here, from our team and other sources, serve a plateful of knowledge and success.

Plant-Based Food Trends

November 19, 2020

Dairy-free, Vegan

Meeting The Need To Create Plant-Based Foods That Taste Good

Solving The Biggest Plant-Based Food Manufacturing Challenges As Demand For Plant-Based Continues Growing Consumers are increasingly turning to plant-based diets. For some, it’s for health advantages like to lose weight, avoid allergens, or to lessen the risk of other illnesses. For others, it may be due to concern for the environment and meat production’s toll […]

Plant-Based Food Plate e-Book

Dairy-free, Vegan

Filling The Plant-Based Food Plate Playbook

Solving Plant-Based Food Challenges No matter what reason draws people to increase their consumption of plants and decrease — if not eliminate — eating meats and other animal-based products, food manufacturers are taking the lead in creating more plant-based options to meet growing consumer demand. For food manufacturers and their food scientists, the key to […]

COVID-19 Impacts Plant-Based Food Consumption Trends

October 26, 2020

Dairy-free, Vegan

Must-Know COVID-19 Plant-Based Consumer Impacts

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global food and beverage industry on an unprecedented scale, mostly driven by changing consumer behaviors and demand. Keeping a pulse on industry trends is more important than ever for food producers, especially those in rapidly growing markets like plant-based and organics. According to the International Food Information Council’s (IFIC) 2020 […]

December 18, 2019

Clean label, Healthy Reduction, Vegan

The 7 Top Industry Food Trends 2020

Predicting food trends isn’t always easy, or accurate. We’ve carefully combed through  the predictions for 2020, and while some seem dubious, others look to be right on the mark. At Edlong, we continually monitor trends, helping our clients meet taste and labeling demands for new innovations, as well as tried-and-true classics. We believe the following […]

Vegan

Discover the Big Opportunities in Plant-Based Dairy

Dairy is one of the largest growth markets in plant-based foods. Get the insights you need to innovate and win. In our special eBook, you’ll learn: The 3 distinct paths consumers take when exploring plant-based The 3 plant-based dairy “breakout products” you should be creating Key taste demands of plant-based purchasers and non-purchasers How to […]

November 13, 2019

Sweet Spot, Vegan

Two Ways to Make Plant-Based Food Products Delicious

There’s no room for trial and error when it comes to new product launches. “The American consumer has a choice of over 42,000 SKUs in the typical supermarket. If a product does not taste great, they will never purchase the product again,” reports Nutraceuticals World. Fortunately, Edlong flavors impart the authentic taste of dairy in […]

October 29, 2019

Clean label, Healthy Reduction, Vegan

The Role of Dairy Flavors in Better-for-You Foods and Beverages

If you think health and nutrition are the #1 reason consumers choose better-for-you foods, think again. 52% of consumers list “taste” as the most important factor when choosing plant-based products, compared to 39% who cite “health.” Fortunately, Edlong has more than 250 dairy-free flavors to enhance or add flavor, mask plant protein off-notes, and even […]

September 9, 2019

Beverages, Vegan

Take a Sip of Plant-Based Success

From masking to mouthfeel, our dairy flavors have unique functional benefits beyond those often associated with “flavor.” For example, quite a bit of our research has been devoted to ways to mask off-notes in plant-based beverages, which typically contain bitterness, metallic and cardboard notes. Recently, we conducted sensory evaluations of two different plant-based beverages. The […]