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RANKED: 2022 Flavor Trends That Will Shape Innovation

As we cruise through the first part of 2022, we’re ranking all the top trending flavor combos that’ll tease the tastebuds. From our gold medal winners all the way to the honorable mentions that have followed us from the last year, there’s a lot to look forward to. Take a scroll – and reach outContinue reading “RANKED: 2022 Flavor Trends That Will Shape Innovation”

The art of smoothing over protein flavors

Consumers love protein, but it’s no secret that a lot of the time, they won’t love the taste of it if a masking system is not used in the formulation. recently featured Virginia Dare’s Erik Williams, Applications Manager – Health & Wellness, in an article on the rise of protein ingredients, and concurrently, maskingContinue reading “The art of smoothing over protein flavors”

How to naturally erase off-flavors in baked foods

Baking Business recently featured Virginia Dare on an article about overcoming off-tastes in baked goods. Whether working to delivered preferred taste in high-protein, reduced-sugar, or plant-based baked goods, your solutions is often tailor-made for your product. You can read the full article here, and please get in touch if we can help with your next plant-based product innovation!

WHITE PAPER: Overcoming Flavor Challenges in Performance Nutrition

Sports nutrition brands face three primary product development challenges: 1) selecting ingredients that effectively enhance athletes’ performance and recovery 2) offering distinctive, compelling products that stand out among an over-abundance of choices and 3) delivering a delicious, satisfying experience that will inspire repeat purchase. Success in this category depends not only on understanding how trendingContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Overcoming Flavor Challenges in Performance Nutrition”

Solving the plant protein taste challenge

There’s a lot to learn about plant-based protein, but there’s one specific perception that we’re out to change: that they can’t taste delicious. Nutritional Outlook recently featured Virginia Dare in an article on how companies like Virginia Dare are working to make plant proteins taste better and easier to work with. “Even if the desiredContinue reading “Solving the plant protein taste challenge”

WHITE PAPER: Solving Taste Challenges in Keto

The high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic (“keto”) diet is a hot trend that comes with major restrictions. For many new dieters, there will be a significant shift toward consuming foods and beverages formulated with low-net carbohydrate, high protein ingredients. Brands have opportunities to cater to this audience by making their lifestyle more attainable and boosting their confidenceContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Solving Taste Challenges in Keto”

WHITE PAPER: Beyond the Bar

The snacking trend has grown steadily over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down in 2020. Driven primarily by health and wellness snacking, consumers are increasingly prioritizing snack applications that merge convenience and nutrition, such as dried fruit, nut packs, and fruit cups. Read our white paper to learn more about specificContinue reading “WHITE PAPER: Beyond the Bar”