Posts Tagged ‘sugar’

Written on May 19, 2021.

Sweeteners are an important component of most beverages, but sweeteners are not created equal. If you are developing a beverage product, you’ll need to do a little research before you decide which sweetener will work best for you and your concept.

Finding the right sweetener (or more likely a combination of sweeteners) can be a challenge. After all, these additives vary in cost, caloric value, mouthfeel, and intensity of sweetness per volume. Each of these factors affect everything from your product’s pricing to nutritional facts panel to overall taste.

While there are a range of sweeteners out there, we’ll be covering a handful; specifically, naturally occurring sugars, high-intensity sweeteners, and sugar alcohols. Remember to pair the knowledge you gain here with the expertise and insights of beverage development experts who will be better equipped to answer questions about your specific drink project.

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Written on May 27, 2020.

The neighborhood kids may not be starting up a lemonade stand anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this refreshingly tasty beverage from the comforts of home. With warm weather and sunny skies upon us, here’s a few fun facts to go with your favorite summertime drink.
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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 December 11, 2019.

sports drinks

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 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 otherwise known as artificial 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 artificial sweeteners!
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