At IFT First, the focus of innovations in food can yield interesting insights into current food trends. 2023 wasn’t our first time at IFT. Here are some of the trends in food and beverage industry we heard as visitors stopped by our Blue Ribbon Fig Ingredients booth.
IFT Current Food Trends, 2023
Filled bars are back—think the soft, tender cookie dough enfolding a rich fig paste tucked inside. Think of it as wanting to eat the cookie—but a healthier cookie.
Whole food nutrition continues its saturation of the marketplace with functional bars that consider the flavor, but also the nutritional benefits for each ingredient in products with short recognizable product ingredient lists.
Sweeten your product with fruit. More Americans are consciously trying to lower their sugar, opt for no-sugar-added products, or eat more fruit.
Smaller meals still reign with a move from snack time to snack-size for different mealtimes.
Whether it’s adding fig extract to seltzer or flavoring alcohol-free beverages with fig concentrate for subtle fruit flavor and color, this trend is on the way up.
Fig Ingredients for Today’s Trends + Tomorrow’s Products
Keep up with the trends in food and beverage industry by finding the right Blue Ribbon Fig Ingredients for your R+D. Attendees of IFT were especially interested in our ready-to-use Fig Paste as a filing in cookie bars and for the health profiles of the functional bars. The pureed paste is full of fiber, potassium with a familiar deep jammy flavor. Fig Concentrate is a rich juice syrup that can add nuance and nutrition.