Steady growth predicted for juice market

The global juice market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.96% from 2015-2019, according to a new report from research firm Technavio. The report highlights the many new varieties of juices that have been introduced to the market to cater for the needs of consumers. These days, cross-sectional varieties of juice that are […]


Drink to emotional wellbeing

Health and wellness benefits are no longer simply a matter of physical nourishment; the emotional influence of foods and drinks is also an important consideration. Sensient Flavors is enabling its customers to capitalise on this trend with its new beverage concepts, which help manufacturers create ‘emotion drinks’. The holistic concepts tap into the power of […]


Superfood dark chocolate

Emerging natural food brand Doisy & Dam has launched five handcrafted varieties of organic dark chocolate with superfood flavours. They are: Coconut & Lucuma; Goji & Orange; Ginger, Chilli Flakes & Hemp Seed; Mulberries, Chia Seeds & Spirulina and Maca, Vanilla and Cacao Nibs. The dark chocolate can be enjoyed on the go in 40g […]

SHELF LIFE: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Shelf Life news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Produced by Smithfield Foods, French’s Hot Dogs are the latest addition to the brand’s range of mustard, relishes, sauces, and salad dressings on offer in […]


Alcoholic ice tea

Harry Brompton has announced the second flavour to be added to the world’s only premium alcoholic ice tea range – Berries & Cucumber Alcoholic Ice Tea. Lightly sparkling at 4% ABV and with a clear, deep amber appearance, it has a zesty aroma of ripe raspberry notes and undertones of green herbaceous cucumber. The sweet […]

Magners unveils twist to berry cider

Irish cider brand Magners has unveiled a new look and bottle size for its Orchard Berries flavour – previously named Magners Berry – a clear 500ml bottle which shows the red colour inside. In addition, Magners’ mixologists have created a range of cocktails using the product to coincide with the launch of the new look bottle. […]


New Swedish cider flavours

Kopparberg, the Swedish fruit cider, aims to bring a touch of Scandinavian cool to this year’s summer months with two of the new ciders flavours – Kopparberg Cloudberry and Kopparberg Elderflower and Lime. Found in Sweden, cloudberries are sharper than typical forest fruits and have a flavour that provides a refreshing alternative to sweeter summer […]


Wild berry fruit fillings from Puratos

Puratos has launched its new Topfil range of fruit fillings for its bakery, patisserie and chocolate customers. The range includes up to 60% wild fruit sourced from the Baltic forests. Puratos has selected wild berries for its fruit filling range. Consumer tests and sensory taste panels show a preference for wild berries over cultivated berries, […]

Study highlights freeze drying benefits

A study into free drying has found that freeze dried strawberries largely preserved vitamin C and total phenolic content (TPC), compared to equivalent chilled strawberries stored over seven days.   The research, carried out by Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Chaucer Foods, also found that the freeze drying process had little or no detrimental […]


Ravioli range chosen by competition winners

Ugo Foods, a manufacturer of chilled pasta, has unveiled a unique range of fresh raviolis. The three varieties are winning entries from its ‘Design Your Own’ competition – a contest which offered the general public the opportunity to design their own ravioli filling and to have their recipe packed into Dell’Ugo’s free-range egg pasta. The […]

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