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Written on December 11, 2019.

While sports drinks can contain other ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins, and natural and artificial flavors, these functional beverages are essentially a combination of electrolytes and simple carbs – plus water. Today, we’re delving into the science behind these staple ingredients and the role they play in your favorite sports drinks.
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Written on December 4, 2019.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource for the latest flavor trends. That’s why every year, our team gets together to predict the top trends we expect to take over the beverage industry. The forecast for 2020 is shaping up to be focused on the fresh and functional.
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Written on November 27, 2019.

Yes, Thanksgiving is all about the food. But while the turkey is roasting in the oven and the stove top is a mess of flavorful activity, most families use beverages to keep their bellies quiet before the call of the dinner bell. From morning mimosas to delectable pumpkin pie martinis, we’ve got the perfect drinks to pair with your feast day excitement. Let’s dig in.
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Written on November 20, 2019.

What started out as the subject of pharmaceutical research, cannabidiol or CBD has quickly entered the mainstream. Since 2017, CBD has made its way into everything from lotions to chewing gum, dog treats, and even beverages. Despite coming such a long way in a shockingly short amount of time, CBD beverage companies still have their fair share of challenges to address before they can relax with a pour of their product.
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Written on November 13, 2019.

It’s no secret that the beverage industry is competitive. Staying ahead of trends, making connections, and getting exposure for your brand and product are vital for the long-term success of any beverage company. As a business owner, one way to tackle this endeavor is by participating in events that showcase your company and what you have to offer – not just to consumers, but to potential partners.
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Written on November 6, 2019.

As consumers become more and more health-conscious, “better-for-you” beverage products like kombucha, plant milks, and drinking vinegars are experiencing explosive growth. In response to increasing demand for delicious drinks that offer more nutritional value, the cold-pressed juice sector is among these expanding categories, expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2024. Today we’re taking a deep dive into the world of cold-pressed juices and sharing our insights on how beverage developers can get ahead of this emerging trend.
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Written on October 30, 2019.

You may have heard of the ketogenic diet – the latest health and wellness trend sweeping the nation. We all know what keto dieters eat (lots of good fats and protein) and what they don’t (carbs) – but what do they drink? And what does that mean for the beverage industry?

Let’s take a dive into what it means to be keto and how beverage developers can better accommodate keto dieters.
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Written on October 23, 2019.

Mead is on the rise, thanks to the craft beer and distilling movements, as well as persistent references in popular culture. And while it’s true there are still 10 times more breweries in the US than meaderies, the category is experiencing steady growth all the same. Reports from the American Mead Makers Association (AMMA) indicate that on average, a meadery opens in the US every 3 days, signalling the beginnings of a potential new trend in craft mead production.

In hopes of answering some of your burning questions about this delightful drink, here’s 3 surprising things you didn’t know about mead.
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Written on October 23, 2019.

When I founded Flavorman in 1992, it was with the ambitious vision to change what the world is drinking. From the very beginning, I recognized the need to think globally and I wasn’t naïve enough to think that I could do it alone – I knew that strong, global partnerships would be the key to making this dream a reality. To this day, Flavorman continues to operate under a philosophy that keeps client and vendor relationships at the core of our business.
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Written on October 16, 2019.

As consumers continue taking a more hands-on approach to their health, beverages touting functionality, natural ingredients, and other health-related benefits are dominating the market. Rising health trends and changing consumer behaviors demonstrate the importance for beverage brands to be aware of how nutritional value, ingredients, and the way in which they’re listed on the label can affect consumer perceptions of a product – and ultimately whether it gets picked up off the shelf.

This week, we spoke to Flavorman Director & Beverage Architect Kristen Wemer, who was happy to shed some light on the most common misconceptions surrounding health and beverages.
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