What are the new drink flavours and trends in 2023? Credit: Getty/Maren Caruso

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The latest innovations in beverages

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture reports on the trends dominating the beverage sector, how leading brands are delivering to these demands with innovative new product development, and areas of interest for the future of drinks.

The green coffee powder can offer a gradual supply of caffeine, Taiyo says (© Karadiel)


Coffee powder claimed to slow down caffeine intake

By Noli Dinkovski

A new green coffee powder has been claimed by its maker to offer drinkers a gradual supply of caffeine for up to eight hours – removing the “boom and bust” effect of the stimulant.

Organic tea boss on why premium pays

Organic tea boss: demand for premium goes global

By Noli Dinkovski

Organic tea maker Clipper Teas is experiencing “real international demand” for premium black tea variants, according to the man responsible for developing the business.

Monster Khaos Energy + Juice was cited as an energy drink containing less sugar

Trade body shuns attack on energy drinks

By Rod Addy

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has rejected calls to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16, claiming they are not promoted to this age group.

Latvian answer to sleep

Don’t Sleep offers alternative to sleep

The Institute of Innovative Biomedical Technology (IBT) has launched a caffeine- and sugar-free energy drink called Don’t Sleep. The Latvian company revealed the product at Vitafoods in Geneva last month. It is made from concentrated apple juice, the...

Canned cola, chocolates and ready meals proved key must-buys last year

Fizzy drinks and chocolate: a £196M hit with consumers

By Mike Stones

Canned cola, canned sports drinks and chocolate confectionery are the fastest growing grocery categories, worth an addition £196M in sales last year compared with 2010, said market research firm SymphonyIRI Group.

Supercharged croissants: Frutarom hopes to kick-start breakfast by adding natural flavours and extracts to bakery goods

Frutarom offers bakers herbal energy boosters

By Rod Addy

Energizing croissants to kick-start the day are just one product Frutarom could help bakeries develop thanks to a range of bakery compounds derived from herbal extracts it has just launched.

Pepsi Raw

Pepsi RAW: Where did it all go wrong?

By Elaine Watson and Ben Bouckley

Branding experts have blamed a combination of poor timing, poor marketing and a confused proposition for the failure of ‘natural born cola’ Pepsi RAW.

Energy boosted - not health

Energy boosted - not health

New energy drink launches are not getting any healthier, despite constant media criticism of too much sugar, caffeine and taurine within them,...

NPD In Brief

NPD In Brief

Adventures in ice creamIngredients firm Pecan Deluxe Candy has invested heavily in new product development to meet the growing demand for more...

Top of the pops

Top of the pops

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks have come a long way since the launch of the first orange squash. Rod Addy explores a changing market that is far from soft

Diamond miner

Diamond miner

Cocoa beans are the food industry's new diamonds. Elaine Watson meets the man who's mining their potential

Mixed emotions

Mixed emotions

By Sarah Britton

While market analysts are confident that the mood foods sector is set to grow, consumers remain unconvinced, says Sarah Britton


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