I don’t personally know anyone who dislikes potatoes, but this elusive species does exist, I’m told. If you don’t like potatoes (in some form or other), you be freaky IMHO, but also, you do you. Who am I to judge, I think avocados are gross. The humble potato is an unusual ingredient - it’s delicious, easily available, and incredibly popular almost everywhere around the … [Read more...] about IFT FIRST Roundup, Pt. 1: Tuber or not tuber, that is the question
Wondering what are the top 2022 dessert trends? Plant-based desserts are on the rise and in this blog post, we look at the dessert flavor trends of 2022 as well as the companies that are changing the product landscape. FYI, ice-creams for breakfast might finally be possible in the future. The plant-based food juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down. Having conquered dairy … [Read more...] about 4 Plant-Based Dessert Trends & Dessert Brands To Watch Out For In 2022
What are Functional Beverages? The functional beverage is a product that has an “added physiological benefit above and beyond its naturally occurring benefits.” Functional beverages include dairy beverages, sports and performance drinks, energy drinks, ready-to-drink teas, enhanced water, etc. For example, orange juice with nothing added is just a regular beverage. But, … [Read more...] about Fluidic Trend Of Functional Beverage Industry
A few days ago, I chanced upon a company called SquarEat that appears to answer the age-old question, “how do you make eating food less of a chore?” The Miami-based company, started in June 2021, has “created a new concept of food” – squares made by blending ingredients, molding them into 50-gram ready-to-eat squares, and delivering them home as meal boxes or as part of a … [Read more...] about Modular Squared Foods: Startups That Are Shrinking Food
I love seaweed. I also live in a part of the world where seaweed is not easily available or particularly affordable when it is available, and that makes me sad. However, I’m going to wager that this situation is going to start changing pretty darn quick-ish, given the growing attention being bestowed on these marine marvels and some very innovative seaweed startups that are … [Read more...] about A Seaweed Story From Future: What Are Seaweed Startups Up To?
The intersection of food, technology, and art is expanding in some weird and wonderful ways. Here’s a round-up of some coolest new food tech trends that have been catching the attention of the F&B industry. Food Tech Trends: The NFT wave One minute we’re all spamming friends and family with random forwarded JPEGs and GIFs. The next minute, these JPEGs and GIFs have … [Read more...] about 3 New Coolest Food Tech Trends To Watch Out For
With the new year upon us, I thought we could take a quick peek into what we, at Spoonshot, expect the future to hold, starting with a few interesting ingredient trends to watch out for in 2022. These ingredients offer benefits not just linked to nutrition and functional benefits, but also in the realm of sustainability – all packaged in innovative and convenient formats. … [Read more...] about 5 Food Ingredients To Watch Out For In 2022
In late August this year, Scottish craft beer company BrewDog announced that it had become the world’s first beer business to become carbon negative. This means that the company now removes more carbon from the atmosphere than it generates. According to its Sustainability Report, in 2019, BrewDog’s carbon footprint was 67,951 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) … [Read more...] about A Negative That’s Positive