Functional Foods

From probiotic yoghurt drinks to cholesterol-lowering spreads, foods that do ‘something extra’ other than taste good / provide nutrition have been around for some time now. But the combination of an increased health focus plus the pandemic making consumers look for ways to boost their immune systems has led to a surge in demand for...

Sweet plus Umami – the next great flavour sensation

It’s no secret that we humans have a sweet tooth, but it’s been some time now since sweetness as a flavour was something solely reserved for dessert. A little sugar (or other sweetness-imparting ingredients) can enhance the flavours of many a savoury dish, but now our taste buds are craving a serious kick of sweetness...

Spice up your range: our top 10 hot and spicy flavour trends

Though different trends come and go, hot and spicy flavours in some form have long been popular. These days, however, consumers simply can’t get enough of the hot stuff. Locked down at home and getting tired of the same old meals and the same old flavours, consumers are increasingly seeking out spicier foods as a...

Solina Group completes the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients

Solina, the leading European producer of savoury ingredients solutions for the food industry, announces the completion of the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients from the Bowman Family shareholders. Bowman Ingredients is a leading supplier of coating systems to food service and retail food processors, with products including breadcrumbs, batters and marinades. Since 1990, Bowman Ingredients’ focus...

Fried Chicken – comfort food of our times

As the Covid-19 lockdown hit and people were unable to do many of the things they were used to, there was a huge trend of turning to food for a bit of a mood boost. Treating yourselves with a takeaway or splashing out on premium ice cream from the supermarket became totally acceptable, because, well,...