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Berry Healthy: Basics 101: Jumping Over the Sugar Hurdle – Discovering Healthy Sugar Alternatives

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Health-conscious consumers make up a greater share of today’s market. This raises a necessary concern among chefs and food establishment owners, as there is a constant battle of producing delicious desserts and baked goods while cutting calories and increasing nutritional value. While this task may seem daunting, there are excellent substitutions on the market that… Read more »

Berry Healthy: The Scoop on Alternative Sweeteners


There are many alternative sweeteners available to provide consumers with the sweet taste they crave, without the calories or carbohydrates that natural sugar adds to food and beverages. Sucralose, stevia and aspartame are a select few among the long list of substitute sweeteners available in the marketplace today. With so many offerings and multiple claims,… Read more »

Catering with Gelato: Expanding your Gelato Business

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The Gelato & Ice Cream Industry Social Event planners are no longer satisfied with ending their exciting events with the traditional pastry or cake offerings. Now event professionals are venturing out into the frozen dessert industry to explore alternative solutions for their dessert conundrum in order to please the increasingly complex tastes of their clients…. Read more »

What’s the Difference between Flavored Syrups & Extract Syrups?

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When it comes to choosing certain foods, especially in today’s market, shoppers are already saturated with choice, but you also have to consider the subcategories of those products. Let’s take, for instance, flavored syrups vs extracts. Flavored syrups come in all types of varieties including sugar free, natural, organic, gluten-free, concentrated, sweetener syrups, etc., and… Read more »

A Candied Cache: Burgers, Bacon, and … Pineapple?

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It’s safe to bet that you can’t find anything that doesn’t pair perfectly with bacon. The cured pork has gone beyond just its classic bacon and egg stereotype at the breakfast table. As reported by, an independent digital news magazine, foodies have become enchanted with the fatty meat, coming up with ever-more bizarre bacon-themed… Read more »

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Wait before you click ‘Order Now’ on the latest technology solutions Having a successful and profitable business is the number one goal entrepreneurs hope to achieve when first hanging that “Come in, we’re open!” sign in the window. Although, even after that goal seems to be already attained, businesses must continue to make necessary updates… Read more »

Back Away From the Basics

Looking Beyond Pumpkin Spice for Fall Beverage Flavors The fall for many is the season of quilted vests and other fall fashion favorites, but for foodservice professionals and foodies across the nation, fall is the season for the ubiquitous pumpkin spice flavor. Many may find it hard to remember or even imagine an autumn without… Read more »

Good Times, Good Buys

The Happy Hour Concept Turns the Tables on Time Limits The phrase “happy hour” has long been associated with the concept of businessmen and women stopping by the local bar or pub for a quick cocktail to wind down from their hectic day at the office. And, for a while, this was the only association… Read more »

A Toast to Torrone

Tis’ the season. As Christmas approaches, we pull out all our favorite recipes from peppermint bark and gingerbread cookies to chocolate fudge and torrone gelato. Wait, torrone? If you’re wondering what torrone is, it’s an Italian delicacy consisting of honey, sugar, egg white, toasted almonds, and other nuts. Torrone is an exotic and unique flavor… Read more »

Moooove Over Cow’s Milk?

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Have you ever walked down the dairy aisle of a grocery store and wondered why they don’t carry camel milk? Me neither. But let’s entertain that thought. Why don’t we see more varieties of milk in our dairy cases? Why are all ice creams made from cow’s milk? Well, let’s not put all our eggs… Read more »

Ancient Grains and Desserts

A Beneficial Union As recently as May of 2016, The Plate, a blog published by, reported about a national survey which found that 84 percent of Americans throw away food based on the sell by date stamped on packages. Yet, ancient — a word partly defined as having the qualities of age or long… Read more »

Keeping It 100%

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Why it’s important to consider all ingredients in your recipe when making goods with dietary restrictions Considering the dozens of today’s food labels that read gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and so forth, it may be hard for some people to believe that there was once no such thing as dietary restrictions on a mainstream level in… Read more »


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Just like any other business dealing with competition and demanding customers, cruise lines need to constantly rethink their approach to please vacationers. Following the trends and innovations of the food industry on land, they must also come up with new concepts to remain competitive and attract a broader audience – especially after enduring bad press… Read more »


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The world of food and beverage is bursting with flavorful innovation. From new flavor profiles to trends that continue to expand today’s standard foods are getting a real flavor makeover. Even if flavoring is nothing new, the growing trend of infusing flavor into everyday products such as water, milk, teas and other beverages is on… Read more »


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Keeping Pace With Special Diet Needs And Science In The Food Industry With an increasing awareness and discovery of what’s healthy and what isn’t to the human body, consumers are becoming more attentive to their lifestyles – especially what they eat and drink. When it comes to adapting to what consumers want, food and science… Read more »


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A FOOD INGREDIENT MANUFACTURER Why Meeting The Highest Standard Is So Important Sourcing ingredients is one of the top priorities for any food businesses from stocking a kitchen to packaging products delivered direct to retail. In recent years, it’s become increasingly important with consumers sizing up where things are made and from what. First a… Read more »


Providing A Superior Onboard Experience Cruise lines are modern marvels that continue to revolutionize how consumers spend their vacations by offering excellent packages to celebrate the different traditional holidays throughout the year. In our time-starved society, traditional holidays may be the only time of the year available to gather all family members. Spending quality time… Read more »


Latin American Cuisine Continues To Shape Menus In The U.S. America is having a love affair with Latin American cuisine and has started to incorporate true Mexican, Peruvian, Brazilian and many other countries’ dishes and ingredients. Even extraneous cooking tips have spilled over to mainstream America such as leaving the avocado seed on guacamole, grilling… Read more »


Sit-In Is The New Takeout America is a nation of varying types of foodies who love to explore new flavor profiles, textures, ethnic dishes, healthy snacks, dessert indulgences, reinvented classics and almost everything in between. For the foodie and average time-pressed individual, blending palate satisfaction and convenience is imperative. One solution is today’s new and… Read more »


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Change Is Abundant In This Competitive Sector The competition in quick service restaurants (QSRs) has always been stiff. Now more than ever the world of fast food is exploding with new ideas and concepts that are making it hard to keep score of who is leading the race. The need for this innovation stems from… Read more »


Capitalizing On The Likeness Of Today’s Top Chefs Celebrity chefs. We all know them. Their faces are plastered all over TV screens, their brands have hit grocery store shelves, their book deals flood bookstores nationwide and their namesake restaurants are found in cities across the country. These prominent culinary masters are hard to miss thanks… Read more »


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Taking Over The Food Industry Are These Little Additions, And The Next Frontier Is Desserts Guilty! I am one of millions of Americans guilty of dipping, spreading, layering and squeezing sauces, condiments and dressings all over my food. I am the one requesting a side of barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, sweet and sour sauce, and… Read more »


Food Sustainability On The High Seas If you were in the middle of nowhere hundreds of miles from land, what’s the one thing you would want to eat? Although this popular query is not an unfamiliar conversation piece, it’s a question that the fine kitchens of luxury cruise lines never want their visitors to ask…. Read more »

Making Healthier Dessert Options

Utilizing Lighter Ingredients for Appetizing Dessert Options By now, many people have thought about what they would like their New Year’s resolutions to be, a lot of which likely have to do with eating healthier and changing their habits. But making the full dietary transition can be difficult, seeing as eating healthy can be more… Read more »

The Importance of a Good Foundation

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A good base is essential in the production of artisanal gelato. With it comes many advantages, such as an extended shelf-life, a consistent level of quality and a well-balanced mix that guarantees the total hygiene of the product. A base also accentuates any added flavoring and simplifies production in an efficient and systematic way. Most… Read more »

Convenience Goes Gourmet C-Stores at the Crossroads of Gourmet and Convenient

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The name speaks for itself: convenience stores are all about quick and easy accessibility. Frequented by time-pressured consumers looking to multitask, they are the best destination to park, pump and pick something up to eat at the same time. As a preferred stop for on-the-go refreshments and meals, the trend of gourmet food being sold… Read more »

Desserts & Beverages: An Evolving Love Story

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Drinks and desserts, two of the hottest categories in the Foodservice Industry, are crossing over – inspiring and influencing each other and perhaps creating a new category altogether with dessert drinks. As we continue to see dessert-inspired drinks and drink-inspired desserts, the industry has a world of possibilities to innovate and surprise consumers reinventing what… Read more »

Say Mascarpone Cheese!

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Native to Lombardy, Italy, mascarpone is an intensely rich triple cream cheese that is said to have been created around the 16th century. Made from blending curdling milk with citric acid or acetic acid, the result produces a soft, sweet, creamy, spreadable fare. Mascarpone’s soft texture ranges from smooth and creamy to buttery, and it… Read more »

Berry Healthy: Understanding the Standards and Variations of Timeless Pastry Items

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Pastries are sophisticated and elegant desserts that demand high expectations from customers. They aren’t the easiest to craft and understand, often taking years of culinary schooling to perfect. Pastries often have unpronounceable names because of their provenance, but these delicacies are big players in the food industry and thus deserve a basic understanding.With similar names… Read more »

Berry Healthy: Perfecting Frozen Desserts Texture Improvers, Explained

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For the specialty dessert connoisseur the difference between a top-notch creation and an average one can be miles apart. Although the ingredients, base, recipe, process and equipment play a critical role in the final result, there’s one product category in particular that’s often misunderstood and forgotten that can make all the difference – texture improvers…. Read more »