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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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Written on October 14, 2019.

Humans, by evolutionary nature, love sweet – but consuming too much sugar can be bad for you. That’s why many diet sodas, juices, and other zero-calorie products utilize sugar-free, low and no-calorie sweeteners. Ahead of National Sweetest Day this October 19, we’re taking a look at the most popular sugar alternatives used in drinks, so grab your sweetie and get ready to take a guilt-free journey into the world of beverage sweeteners!
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Written on October 9, 2019.

Flavorman has been exporting for years, and in the process, we’ve learned a thing or two about the importance of developing strong client relationships and being active in the global beverage space.
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Written on October 7, 2019.

Considering how the consumption of beverages has evolved over time, we often find new ways to create new flavor combinations and innovate drink recipes. The frappé is a perfect example of this.
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Written on October 2, 2019.

For many, the start of October – along with its imminent cooler weather – marks the unofficial beginning of the holidays. And in the beverage world, that means there are plenty of delicious seasonal flavors to dig into, from harvest through the new year.
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Written on September 25, 2019.

In our almost 30 years in the beverage development business, Flavorman has enjoyed relationships with clients all over the world – from China, to the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Canada, and many places in between. There are several reasons why Flavorman has achieved a global reputation as an industry leader in the beverage development space: we’re not trend followers, but trend setters. We make client relationships a priority, and we use these relationships to be active drivers in our client’s success. We are committed to changing what the world is drinking. That’s why we have a proactive attitude toward engaging global markets and meeting international clients, quite literally, where they are.
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Written on September 18, 2019.

“How many plastic straws do Americans use every day?” In 2011, a 9-year-old boy from Burlington, Vermont, wanted to know. Calling straw manufacturers from across the nation, young Milo Cress found his answer – 500 million. Enough straws to fill over 127 school buses every day, or more than 46,400 every year.
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Written on September 11, 2019.

Following the popularity of the Netflix original film, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, some Netflix fans may have noticed a recent rise in consumption of the Korean probiotic favorite, Yakult. However, probiotic beverages have been on grocery shelves for decades and are even considered essential to diets around the world. But what exactly are these beverages and why are they suddenly so popular in mainstream consumption?
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Written on September 4, 2019.

The green wave is here! Even as the world continues to grapple with the legality of CBD products and how they should be regulated, CBD beverages have proven to be a consumer favorite, popping up in places all around the world – and for good reason.

Earlier this year, Flavorman founder and CEO Dave Dafoe called CBD the “most impactful, functional ingredient for drinks since caffeine” and commended its “potential to improve lives across the board.” Today, we’re exploring CBD’s health properties, what CBD drinks can offer the functional beverage space, and Flavorman’s role in creating the CBD beverages the world will be drinking next.
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Written on August 28, 2019.

Before you read on, check out our introduction to this series, An Insider’s Guide to the Beverage Industry.

In the United States, it is estimated that over 30% of the population is obese or overweight. Much of the concern attributed to this issue is directly connected to an unhealthy diet and eating habits. In 2006, Scott Ohlgren recognized a need to curb unhealthy consumption and decided to develop a company, TrueToniqs, that could help do just that. “Obesity is currently our largest health issue in the modern world. Overeating – simply eating too much at each meal – is the cause behind much of this problem,” said Ohlgren. True Toniq, and its successor Trim Toniq, were created as an effective beverage solution to help consumers suppress overeating and unhealthy snacking. With the help of Dave Dafoe and other beverage architects at Flavorman, the TrueToniqs concept was taken from a bold idea and turned into a promising reality.
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