Flavorchem issues 2022 flavor and trend forecast

By Jim Cornall

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Exotic citrus flavors are one of the 2022 trends outlined by Flavorchem. Pic: Getty Images/Serhii Tychynyski
Exotic citrus flavors are one of the 2022 trends outlined by Flavorchem. Pic: Getty Images/Serhii Tychynyski

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The pandemic transformed the food industry and placed a renewed emphasis on holistic wellness that will shape the future of food and beverage trends. At the same time, the ongoing challenges regarding supply chain disruptions and food inflation have compounded the uncertainty manufacturers and consumers are facing.

As the world transitions, Flavorchem, a global flavor and ingredient supplier, said it is observing the latest product releases, market intelligence reports, data sources, and social media buzz to bring their curated predications for 2022.

It said there are four areas it is currently seeing, trend wise.

Citrus Evolution

Flavorchem said health signaling citrus fruit flavors and ingredients will evolve from consumer’s interest in immune-boosting food and beverage products during the pandemic. Exotic citrus flavors like yuzu, blood orange, kumquat, and tangerine will feature more unique flavor profiles in the year ahead.

Keto Craze

Health and wellness brands are tapping into the keto trend as the market carries strong momentum with an uptick of new keto products expected to hit store shelves in 2022. The diet’s continued growth will enable opportunity to branch out into popular keto categories - snacks, cereals, bars, breads, and cookies.

Gut Feeling

With eight in 10 global consumers prioritizing gut health, the digestive health movement continues to flourish as more pre, pro, and post-biotic ingredients are being found in a series of new lineups ranging from nutritional drinks and juices to snacks and dairy.

Happy Planet

Consumers and food brands will place strong emphasis on ethically and environmentally conscious practices to embrace a more sustainable future. Brand values and transparency, the environmental impact of packaging, new upcycled ingredients, and the next generation of proteins are sustainable trends to watch for in 2022, the company said.

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