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Press Release: Virginia Dare to Exhibit at IFT17 Food Expo in Las Vegas

Virginia Dare to Exhibit at IFT17 Food Expo in Las Vegas

Company highlights cold-brew coffee and flavors for plant-based protein bars at the annual expo


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – June 22, 2017 –Virginia Dare is highlighting cold-brew coffee and flavors for plant-based protein bars at the 2017 IFT trade show. Both segments are growing rapidly: the cold-brew coffee sub-segment has grown 580 percent in the past five years, and new products with plant-based protein are outpacing those with animal-based protein. Virginia Dare will be serving nitro cold-brew coffee and vegan protein bars at booth 2757 to let attendees sample how its flavor solutions align with these trends.

Always up-to-date with food and beverage industry developments, Virginia Dare’s flavorists are regularly broadening their robust portfolio of flavors to adapt to consumer and industry trends.

Virginia Dare is using the IFT17 expo to spotlight its broad portfolio of flavor and taste solutions that have been helping its customers deliver preferred taste for almost 100 years.

Virginia Dare’s two flavor platforms play a key role in connecting food and beverage companies with the taste their customers desire. Those two platforms—which were introduced at the IFT16 expo—are:

  • Taste Foundations: Virginia Dare’s platform of premium vanilla, tea, coffee, and cocoa extracts plays a key role in delivering memorable taste experiences in food and beverage products. The company’s proprietary extraction process retains the delicate aromatics of each natural ingredient, and its long-term grower relationships allow for strict adherence to quality standards.
  • Taste Collaborations: Virginia Dare helps its customers formulate with challenging ingredients by connecting them with the experts in taste enhancement and modulation: its dedicated flavorists and food scientists. Customers draw on the expertise of Virginia Dare’s Taste Collaborations team to promote preferred taste in healthy and clean label products through tailor-made flavor solutions.

“We bring more than the industry’s highest quality flavors to our customers,” said Michael Springsteen, Virginia Dare Vice President of Business and Product Development. “We also bring an unmatched expertise that keeps our customers informed of industry trends and ahead of the market. Virginia Dare is an established, expert partner that helps our customers deliver preferred taste with strategic business value.”

IFT annually brings more than 20,000 of the food and beverage industry’s leading professionals to share and collaborate on new and future innovations. This year’s show runs from June 25-28 in Las Vegas.

Virginia Dare
For almost 100 years, Virginia Dare has worked with our partners to build products delivering preferred taste. As a global provider, Virginia Dare offers services from its headquarters in Brooklyn as well as a full facility in Shanghai. Combining formulation expertise with substantial knowledge in sourcing and producing natural ingredients, Virginia Dare melds science, market insights, and sourcing to create business advantages for its partners. Virginia Dare’s combination of superior flavor platforms with focused industry expertise makes us the leading partner for attaining preferred taste with strategic business value.

About IFT17
IFT17 is where the most creative minds in the science of food–including industry, government, and academia–come together with purpose and vision to share and challenge one another with the latest research, innovative solutions and forward thinking topics in food science and technology to tackle the greatest food challenges. The event attracts over 20,000 attendees from around the world.