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January 18, 2017

Popcorn an American StapleFirst domesticated in Mexico about 9 thousand years ago, popcorn is now a staple on many snack shelves across America. Once able to be made only in small batches in the kitchen, and early in the 19th century often eaten with milk and sweetener the way we eat cold cereal today, it wouldn’t be produced for wide-spread commercial sale until about 1890, five years after Charles Cretors invented the first steam-powered popcorn maker and vendors began selling it on street corners.

August 18, 2016

Part 4 of a 6-part series

A Visual Feast

Food color trends project growth to rise to $2.3 billion by 2019

...and there’s plenty driving that figure. The growing world-population is of course a factor, but it’s being further shaped by consumer preferences. As we discussed in previous posts, people are essentially wired to consider its color when selecting a food, and as health-consciousness continues its steady rise in popularity, consumer pressure has also come into play.

June 21, 2016

Part 3 of a 6-part series

A Visual Feast

We are what we eat ...

… and nowadays, consumers are not shy when it comes to demanding healthier choices. It should come as no surprise that the number one trend in the food and beverage industries today, is to satisfy the consumer-driven need to shift away from artificial colors and flavors, while ALSO meeting expectations for taste and quality, according to FoodDIVE, the online food industry news and analysis site.

June 13, 2016

Part 2 of a 6-part series

A Visual Feast

There’s a reason you don’t see many beige Ferraris...

Don’t get me wrong, they probably exist, but it’s definitely NOT the paint job most people would picture if asked to imagine a glorious, expensive, high-powered sports car, and there’s some psychology behind that, as we’ll see in just a minute

June 7, 2016

Part 1 of a 6-part series

Sweet or Tart?

Color is just one of nature’s many cues, but it's a very important one, especially when it comes to food. There’s more than one reason you might decide to reach for the reddest apple in the produce aisle bin, but it may also surprise you to know that the color red actually heightens the perception of sweetness, so before you’ve even taken a bite, your eyes have told your brain that THIS apple is the tastiest available.

July 2, 2015

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. I think it is a great time to bring up some of my favorite sweet treats for the Independence Day Holiday.

The cookies above are one of my favorites. Edible Glitter™ shapes have an amazing visual impact. Personally, I am not a fan of the crunchy candy sprinkles in star shapes. I do not like that much crunch on my cookies. I the texture of the cookie and I think the candy-crunch detracts from that. Edible Glitter™ Shapes have none of that crunch. You don’t really notice them when you bite into the cookie. The stars are so thin that they do not have an impact on texture or bite.

June 24, 2015

Edible Glitter™ Contains no Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

The Food and Drug Administration announced on June 16th that it has finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of industrially produced trans-fat, are not Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in human food. Food manufacturers have until June 18, 2018, to remove PHOs from their products.

June 10, 2015

Kids love pizza. (Let’s face it we all love pizza!) But how do you persuade children to make healthier choices? For example, how do you get them to choose whole wheat thin crust pizza with tomato and cheese, instead of a traditional pepperoni pizza?

June 5, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and lots of companies turn their products pink to help raise awareness. Generally, the way it works with most companies is that a portion of the profits from the sales of these products is donated to the American Cancer Society.

June 4, 2015

According to Wikipedia National Doughnut Day started on June 7, 1938 when Morgan Pett, a military doctor, was sent to a military base. He stopped at a bakery on his way and picked up some doughnuts as a treat for the soldiers in his care. Samuel Geary, a Lieutenant General, greatly appreciated the help on his leg, AND the doughnut. He decided to join Morgan Pett in a fund raiser to give every wounded soldier a doughnut. This fund raiser was later taken on by the Salvation Army.