As a food and beverage trend tracker for nearly 30 years (yes, I started as a toddler!), I think I know a few things. One is that the sweets and snacks categories are the places to go for flavor innovation for what’s next in ice cream.
It took a week for me to recover from the Sweets & Snacks Expo held in Chicago May 24-26, and now I am ready to share my observations. Let’s start with some innovation winners.
- Significant biohazardous waste.
- The accidental release of new GMOs into the environment.
- Continued reliance on fossil fuels for GMO growth media and the incineration of waste.
- Synbio dairy could also put traditional dairy farmers and farmworkers out of business.