Posts Tagged ‘beverages’

Written on January 6, 2022.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 06, 2022) Flavorman, a leading custom beverage development company, has announced a new drink flavor to sum up 2021 – “Nada Colada.”

Flavorman made headlines in 2020 when it created a drink flavor coined “Dumpster Fire,” which helped sum up the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flavor fittingly incorporated spicy, smoky ginger hints alongside bittersweet grapefruit to coincide with the sentiment that the year resembled flaming trash.

The Flavorman team is back at it again, and for 2021, has crafted another beverage flavor to sum up another challenging and, frankly, lackluster year. The year was filled with slow starts and sudden stops, spinning wheels with little traction and a sense of getting nothing meaningful accomplished. We waited for the tide to turn and as we took two steps forward and took one or two back. The Flavorman team has dubbed 2021’s flavor “Nada Colada,” which, if it was a drink, would include no flavor at all, no color, no sweetness or sour – it would be a bland beverage that tastes like nothing, nada.

“When you think of a ‘nothing’ flavor, you think of flat carbonation or a soft drink without syrup. Or, a glass of slightly infused water left stagnant overnight,” said David Dafoe, Founder and CEO of Flavorman. “We thought 2021 would be a positive year but it just felt like a slow-motion continuation of 2020 with unfulfilled hope of a return to normal, so we are naming the beverage and flavor ‘Nada Colada’ and hoping next year’s flavor will be much more exciting for us all. The positive is that 2022’s flavor should be much more enticing since we’re starting from nothing.”

The Flavorman team will create a flavor annually to represent the year.

 

ABOUT FLAVORMAN: Founded by David Dafoe in 1992, Flavorman is a custom beverage development company located in the heart of Bourbon country. Flavorman works with companies and entrepreneurs— big and small —to develop everything from energy drinks to flavored spirits and more. With 30 years in the industry and almost 75,000 beverage formulations, Flavorman has helped create thousands of household staples and iconic brands that have defined generations – and changed what the world is drinking. For more information, visit www.flavorman.com

Written on July 1, 2020.

Since 1776, Americans have celebrated our nation’s independence with fireworks, baseball games, carnivals, and the like. While this year’s festivities might look a little different than those of years past, we can still count on good food and great drinks to raise our spirits.
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Written on March 25, 2020.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource for the latest flavor trends. In December, our team got together to predict the trends we expect to take over the beverage industry in 2020 and our forecast features botanicals as one of the top 3 flavors set up for success in a year favoring the fresh and functional.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the world’s attraction to botanicals as drink flavors and ingredients, and the ways they are being used in beverage application. Let get into it!
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Written on February 26, 2020.

CBD. It’s everywhere and it’s in everything – and if you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re looking for a way to capitalize on this rapidly growing 22-billion-dollar industry.

You’ve come to the right place.
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Written on February 19, 2020.

Our beverage experts formulate dozens of new and innovative drinks for clients every day, making them a valuable resource for the latest flavor trends. In December, our team got together to predict the trends we expect to take over the beverage industry in 2020 and our forecast features ginger as one of the top 3 flavors set up for success in a year favoring the fresh and functional.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at the world’s attraction to ginger as a drink flavor and ingredient, and the ways it’s being used in beverage application. Let get into it!
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Written on December 18, 2019.

With the holidays upon us, beverage manufacturers have already stocked store shelves with our seasonal favorites. If you venture into the dairy section this time of year, then it’s likely that you’ll find a wall full of variations on the season’s most iconic drink – eggnog. But what exactly is this beverage and how did it become one of the most famous holiday treats? Ahead of National Eggnog Day this December 24th, we’re answering all your burning questions about ‘nog.
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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 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 23, 2019.

Photo by Jacek ReszkoWhen 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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