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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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Written on August 21, 2019.

Bringing your dream beverage to life is only one of the hurdles set for those entering the beverage industry. You might have the tastiest drink in the world, but that won’t matter unless you can learn to successfully manage your business expenses.
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Written on August 14, 2019.

Congratulations! You’ve done the prep work and reviewed your list of do’s and don’ts. Now you’re finally ready to start tasting!

At this point, you should know there’s more to consider than whether you “like” or “dislike” the drink you’re tasting. There are countless variables that make up a beverage, so you should take your time dissecting every element of the drink. If you happen to be in the process of creating your own beverage, then your ability to evaluate your samples becomes even more crucial; after all, your team of beverage architects will be relying on you to direct them on what changes should be made to get your dream drink just right.
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Written on August 7, 2019.

It might be the first thing you reach for on Monday morning or it may be your pre-workout hydration of choice. Yep, today we’re talking about energy drinks.

As the name suggests, this category of functional beverages offers consumers a boost of “energy,” increasing their attentiveness and stamina in a few charged sips. Whether its studying for a difficult mid-term exam, sweating it up at the gym, or simply staying awake at your desk, energy drinks have justifyingly become an important part of many people’s busy lives.
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Written on July 31, 2019.

Triangle Testing is an integral part of the beverage development and quality assurance process. It helps our beverage experts evaluate how small adjustments to a drink’s ingredients, process, or packaging may impact how consumers experience the overall product.
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Written on July 24, 2019.

With over 300 different characteristics, tequila possesses a depth of flavors and aromas that rival any good spirit. Depending on the unique conditions in which its agave was grown, as well as the techniques utilized in its production, this delightful spirit can range from light and fruity to deep and smokey – and everything in between. Here’s 5 things you didn’t know about tequila, brought to you by our friends at Moonshine University.
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Written on July 17, 2019.

Despite being something we do every day, tasting is more complicated than simply deciding “I like that!” Tasting, as both a standard practice in the beverage industry and an art in its own right, involves thoughtful consideration to the full experience of a beverage. From the boldness of its color to the intensity of its aftertaste, there are many factors involved in building and describing a beverage’s flavor profile – that’s why we’ve compiled a simple list of do’s and don’ts to get you started on your own tasting adventures.
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Written on July 11, 2019.

From cherry cola to lemonade, to a rainbow of dyed liqueurs, color affects how we experience food and beverages in surprising ways. Humans are hardwired to respond to color which, in nature, is indicative of a food’s nutrient density. That’s why worldwide, color additives are recognized as an important ingredient for creating almost all of the food and beverages we consume.
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