1-2-Taste Blogs

In our 1-2-Taste Blogs, we will update you on the latest trends in the Food Ingredients Industry. We will provide insights on Food Ingredient topics like developing concepts in R&D, choosing the winning prototype, decisions to Go to Market, having the best contract and supply chain related issues. We will talk to experts in the business and share their knowledge. Check our blogs regulary end stay updated!

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Sugar reduction: Innovative ingredients for food producers

This blog is the fourth of the “1-2-Taste healthy food making” series which addresses personalised nutrition, clean label food and much more.
In this fourth article, we explore sugar reduction strategies providing guidance on different sugar substitutes.

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Practical sodium reduction strategies for food industry professionals

This blog is the third of the “1-2-Taste healthy food making” series which addresses personalised nutrition, clean label food and much more.
In this third article, we explore how you can reduce sodium effectively in food applications without sacrificing quality.

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Green horizons: Exploring the plant-based movement in food science

This blog is the first of the “1-2-Taste sustainability” series which addresses plant-based products’ challenges, waste reduction, and much more.
In this first article, we dive into the rising plant-based movement and share some ingredients inspirations for the R&D teams that want to create tasty vegan food products that consumers can trust.

Clean label

Five successful examples of clean label food innovation and how you can do it too

This blog is the second in the “1-2-Taste healthy food making” series which address (high) protein products’ challenges, personalised nutrition, and much more.
In this second article, we explore the clean label trend and share some ingredients inspirations for the R&D teams who want to create the next generation of nourishing products.

Functional foods

Revolutionising Wellness: Unveiling the Top 3 Functional Food and Beverage trends


This blog is the first of the “1-2-Taste healthy food making” series to address (high) protein products’ challenges, personalised nutrition, and much more. In this first article, we explore the latest trends in functional food and beverages, with an emphasis on gut health, immunity, and energy, as key benefit spaces, providing valuable insights for R&D teams aiming to innovate the next generation of nourishing products.

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Preserve & savour: 8 Food preservation techniques


In this 1-2-Taste blog we will explore food preservation, looking into various methods: Canning, drying, salting, freezing, pickling, sugaring, vacuum packing, and chemical preservation. We dive into the techniques to keep flavours intact and extend shelf life.

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Organic vs. natural flavours: differences, terminology and labelling

In this blog we decipher the intriguing world of flavours: natural vs. organic. Delve into this aromatic journey as we unravel the distinctions between “natural” and “organic” flavours. Navigate the regulatory landscape behind labelling, uncovering the stringent criteria for both “natural” and “organic” designations and learn what WONF and FTNF on labels mean.

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Going to market strategies: launch a new product successfully

Join us in this blog as we delve together with five partners from 1-2-Taste into the journey of launching a new food product. We uncover priceless tips and industry-leading practices. Our distinguished panel of specialists will share their unique perspectives, guiding you towards successful product launches.

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Fortified foods unveiled: Exploring 3 enhanced nutritional delights

In this blog, we embark on an enlightening journey into the world of food fortification. Join us as we uncover the art and science behind enhancing nutritional value in our diet. From exploring the remarkable health benefits fortified foods offer to delving into the potential drawbacks, we’re here to unravel the pros and cons. Additionally, discover the three most common fortified foods, and learn how these nutritional powerhouses are transforming the way we eat for a healthier tomorrow.

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Creating a winning food prototype: tips & tricks

Welcome to another blog of 1-2-Taste, a blog that delves into the world of food ingredients. In this edition, we’ll immerse ourselves in the art of creating a winning food prototype, uncovering indispensable tips and tricks along the way. Our distinguished panel of five food ingredient experts will share in this blog their unique perspectives, guiding you on a path towards food prototype success

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Developing a food concept: unleashing the art of food concept development

In this blog we’re venturing into the captivating world of food concept development, where innovation and trends converge to create new food product development. Our panel of five distinguished food ingredient experts will guide us through the process, equipping us with invaluable tips and tricks to craft successful food concepts.

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How to increase shelf life of food products

Welcome to our new 1-2-Taste blog, where we explain how to increase shelf life of food products. Understanding the immense significance of extending shelf life, we explore the various factors influencing it. Join us as we reveal three highly effective food preservation methods that can significantly prolong the freshness of your edibles. From refrigeration to canning and freezing, these techniques are sure to keep your food safe and delicious for longer periods. Stay tuned for expert tips and insights to optimize your food storage and reduce waste.

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What is aspartame and why use it in food processing?

In this blog, we will explore the intriguing world of aspartame. What is aspartame, and why is it used in food processing? Read all about the composition of aspartame, its various applications, and the food products it is commonly found in. We also address the safety aspects surrounding aspartame consumption, providing valuable insights into this widely used artificial sweetener. Join us as we uncover the facts and shed light on the science behind aspartame in the food industry.

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What are humectants and why are they used in food processing

In today’s post, we’ll be delving into the topic of humectants. Humectants are substances used in the food industry to retain moisture and prevent foods from drying out. They serve to improve texture, increase shelf life, and maintain the quality of various food products. Join us as we explore the role of humectants in food processing and their use in both the food and beverage industries.

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What is umami flavour and how to use it in food?

As foodies, we are always searching for new ways to enhance the flavours of our meals. One such flavour that has gained popularity in recent years is umami. Often described as the fifth taste, umami adds depth and complexity to dishes, making them more satisfying and enjoyable. But what exactly is umami, and how can you use it in your food creation? In this 1-2-Taste blog post, we will explore the world of umami, its taste profile, and its uses in everyday food and food manufacturing.

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What is MSG made of and how is it used?

Welcome to 1-2-Taste blog, where we explore the world of food and beverages. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing MSG or monosodium glutamate. MSG is a flavour enhancer that is widely used in the food industry. It’s known for its ability to enhance the umami taste and is a common ingredient in many dishes worldwide. Let’s dive into what MSG is made of and how it’s used in the food and beverage industry.

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Sustainability trends in food ingredients

In recent years, the food industry has seen a shift towards sustainability as a backbone for the creation of new ingredients. This trend has been driven by the need to reduce the carbon footprint, create a circular economy and to ensure sustainable development. In this blog, we will explore the importance of sustainability in food ingredient development and the role played by different companies in shaping this trend.

emulsifier blog

What are emulsifiers and when are they used in food processing?

Welcome to 1-2-Taste’s blog on emulsifiers and their use in food processing. Emulsifiers play a crucial role in the food industry, enhancing the texture and appearance of various food products. In this blog, we will delve into the world of emulsifiers. Discussing what emulsifiers are, exploring their different types and their significance in food processing.

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What are the different types of emulsifiers?

Emulsifiers are an essential ingredient in many food products, providing the smooth, creamy texture and rich taste we all love. In this blog, we dive into emulsification in food processing, exploring the different types of emulsifiers, including lecithin, DATEM, PGE, and sorbitan esters. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of emulsifiers and their role in creating delicious, high-quality food products.

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Common natural food preservatives used in food processing

In this 1-2-Taste blog, we’ll explore the world of food preservation and the common natural preservatives used in food processing. We’ll discuss the difference between natural and artificial preservatives and explore how natural options like citrus fruit, sweeteners, seasoning, garlic, and oil can be used to preserve food.

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We’ll drink to that! Winning the game in alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages are a festive product: from a celebratory glass of champagne to this year’s trendy holiday cocktail in the sun. But consumers are always looking for the ‘latest’ creation that matches their lifestyle

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Testing the waters: Turning beverage trends into winning products

“Eat, drink, and be merry.” From water, to tea, to beer and beyond, beverages do a lot more than provide simple hydration: they can also bring us pleasure, health and social benefits. But how can you give consumers what they want, when they seem to want it all?

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Cream of the Crop – Trends in Dairy Innovations

Dairy products have been part of the human experience for thousands of years. In this industry you might think that everything that can be done, has been done. But obviously that’s not the case! Read in this blog with insights from industry experts how dairy companies can use innovation to differentiate themselves in this challenging market space.

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Bakery – Creating your own Signature

How can your bakery survive and thrive in a market dominated by several large, international producers, as well as plenty of small local competitors? To stand out from the crowd you need your own signature – and product innovation holds the key.