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Bell Hosts Gala Event in Chicago Showcasing Food Industry Trends and Live Cooking Competition

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Hosts Gala Event in Chicago Showcasing Food Industry Trends and Live Cooking Competition

 

Annual Spark Ignites Event Debuts 2024 Edition of Bell’s Spark Trends Platform and Chef Fusion Challenge to 200+ VIP Guests During Inspired Food Industry Event at The Hatchery

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 23, 2024 – The most talked about food industry event of the year is a wrap! Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) thanks more than 200+ invited guests from the food and beverage business for attending the 2024 edition of their Spark Ignites event on Friday, May 17, at The Hatchery in Chicago.

This year, the annual invite-only event not only showcased the latest consumer trends and flavor predictions from Bell’s Spark Trends platform, but also reinvigorated the company’s live, “Chopped-style” cooking competition, Chef Fusion Challenge, featuring four chef teams hailing from leading food industry brands.

“All the stars aligned for Spark Ignites 2024 with the Hatchery as the perfect location. We loved the opportunity to serve guests our unique flavor creations based on this year’s Spark Trends. And bringing back the Chef Fusion competition for the first time since 2019 in front of a live audience was the icing on the cake,” said Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz.


Bringing Bell’s 2024 Spark Flavor Trends
to Life at The Hatchery

 

Known as the top incubator for startups in the Chicagoland food industry, The Hatchery provided the perfect backdrop for bringing trend predictions from Bell’s 2024 Spark Trends Program to life. The gala event greeted guests with a Spark showcase room, replete with opportunities to learn more about the current global Macro Trends identified by the trend platform as well as opportunities to experience (meaning taste) the company’s impactful flavor predictions.

“Every year, our Spark Trends Platforms identifies the food industry trends that are inspiring consumers across the globe. In the process, our Culinary Applications teams also explore regions and cuisines that will be having a strong impact on what’s coming to the table for years to come. With that said, it was a powerful experience to see these flavor explorations showcased as food and beverage demos right here at Spark Ignites 2024. At the end of the day, the proof is in the flavors, and our teams went above and beyond in giving our guests a taste to remember.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

For more information on Spark Ignites 2024, download the brochure here.

Attendees of Spark Ignites 2024 were given the opportunity to engage in tastings at five tables, each inspired by one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends as part of their Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform. Bell’s Culinary Applications teams across Savory, Sweet, and Beverage categories translated the company’s culinary trend predictions into inspired taste experiences, with highlights including:


Four Teams, One Winner –
The Chef Fusion Challenge Returns

 

Working in the Hatchery’s industry-size kitchen, in full view of Spark Ignites guests, the four chef teams were given one hour to whip up culinary creations based on Bell’s Spark Trends platform and using flavors as well as technologies from Bell’s Spark collection. Each team was tasked with creating three items; one beverage, one savory dish, and one sweet item while matching a common theme to win the grand prize.

“For the first time since 2019, Spark Ignites 2024 marked the return of Bell’s live cooking competition, the Chef Fusion Challenge. This year, the live event featured four chef teams representing the following top food industry brands: Blount Fine Foods, Reed Food Technology, Fuchs North America, and Griffith Foods. Attendees not only loved watching these culinary powerhouses heat up the kitchen, but also the opportunity to taste creative creations that brought our Spark Trends to life alongside those developed by our rockstar Bell team,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

Each of the four teams cooked up plenty of samples for all invited guests to taste and choose their favorites. An important step, because winners were chosen at the end of the cooking competition by all guests in live attendance via an online voting app. Aiding in the decision, a panel of seven hand-picked expert chefs – all certified members of The James Beard House and Research Chefs Association – provided color commentary and personal opinions as teams showcased their creations.

When the smoke cleared, the winner of the evening was Reed Food Technology. In a showcase that truly wowed all guests (and judges), the team brought to life a unique menu focused on Southern comforts with an unexpected twist. Dishes such as Donut Bread Pudding and Sweet Tea Brined Pulled Pork Wonton paired with Kool-Aid Pickle Margarita helped the team clinch first place. As a reward, each team member took home a premium KITCHENAID Pro 600 Stand Mixer.

In second place, the chef team from Fuchs North America cooked up three inspired menu items. Dishes such as The Deviled Egg and Matzo Ball Soup, paired with a Toasted Tea Spritzer helped the team clinch second place. As their prize, the chefs received an OONI Karu 12 Pizza Oven to ‘spark’ up their backyard cooking sessions.

Taking third place, the chef team from Griffith Foods brought their inspiration to the table via two versions of Windy City Ice Cream and Chi-takoyaki paired with “Not Malort.” This inspired showcase earned the team MARCATO Atlas 150 Pasta Machines for their Italian flavor explorations at home.

And last but not least, the team from Blount Fine Foods raised the bar by serving up Sweet Strawberry Entremet and Japanese Inspired Scallop Crudo, paired with a Sherbet Sunrise beverage. As a reward, each member took home a THERMOWORKS ONE Thermapen to keep their food temperature on point in the most heated kitchen moments.

Speaking of kitchen moments, Spark Ignites 2024 provided an unforgettable time for Bell’s guests to mingle and network with fellow food industry professionals.  The Bell team is taking home lots of inspiration from the night at The Hatchery and looks forward to serving its customers the flavors and technologies they need to delight consumers this year – and for years to come.

“This year’s event once again brought our Bell’s Spark Trends to life in a festive and inspiring atmosphere. Our Culinary Applications teams did a fantastic job in translating our Spark Macro Trends and Flavor Explorations into delicious dishes and beverages that really resonated with our guests. Plus, having the Chef Fusion Challenge back as a live event took this special evening over the top. A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who attended and made this event possible!” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs

To learn more about our 2024 Spark Trends and connect with us to schedule a presentation that brings these trends to life, connect by sending an email to spark@bellff.com

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 110 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

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Bell to Showcase On-Trend, Globally Inspired Flavors at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Showcase On-Trend, Globally Inspired Flavors at the 2024 Sweets & Snacks Expo

 

Annual Consumer Trends Program & Global Flavor Explorations Featured in Brand’s Presence on the Show Floor and the Trends & Innovation Stage

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – April 25, 2024 – The 2024 Sweet & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, returns with a theme that’s more ‘Big & Bold’ than ever before. The tradeshow will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN from May 14-16, 2024, bringing together thousands of manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers in the confectionery and snack industry for unique insights, cutting-edge product innovations, and powerful connections.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will join nearly 200 exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase from May 13-14 and hit the Trends & Innovation stage alongside presenters during eight must-see education sessions.

 

Trends & Innovation Stage:
Explore ‘Hot’ Flavor Trends in Sweet Treats

 

Join Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz and Senior Director of Marketing, David Banks, as they hit the Trends & Innovation Stage on May 15 at 1 pm ET and May 16 at 11 am ET to reveal Flavor Trends in Confections. This discussion will explore novel and soon-to-be-big trends in confectionery, with a focus on global and regional consumer behaviors influencing these trends and how different generations respond to new flavors in the marketplace.

“Trends we are seeing this year encompass products that play off popular culture fads and a return to the classics. These provide consumers a small indulgence or sense of security that comes from enjoying the regional and nostalgic treats from their youth. At the heart of confectionery trends lie two core elements – renovation and innovation. Whether it’s renovation of the classics to make products better for you with cleaner label ingredients, colors, and added benefits or innovation by adding a modern twist or brand partnership, the industry has the key ingredients to drive consumer engagement.”
– David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

For more information on this must-see session, click here.


Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in five tastings, each spotlighting one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends as part of their Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform:

 

“It’s always a treat to present Bell’s Spark Trends to the attendees of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. Our Spark Trends platform not only identifies what’s up and coming for flavor trends, but identifies what’s at the root of Macro and Micro trends impacting the confectionery industry as a collective whole. Each Macro trend presented will be supported by a unique tasting, so be sure to catch one of the presentations!”
– Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing & Industry Affairs


Supplier Showcase (Booth #3405):
Embark on a Flavor Adventure with Bell

 

Bell joins nearly 200 exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase on May 13 from 1-5 pm ET and May 14 from 9 am – 1 pm ET. Attendees can visit Bell Flavors & Fragrances at booth #3405 to explore innovative flavor trends and discover taste technology solutions (e.g., sugar reduction, flavor masking) that elevate confectionery, bakery, ice cream and savory snack portfolios. Bell’s cross-functional experts, including Sales, Sweet Applications and Marketing, will be onsite to discuss a tailored approach to pushing product development boundaries with taste.

To schedule an in-person appointment with our experts in advance of the show, reach out to info@bellff.com.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 110 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the National Confectioners Association:

“The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is the trade organization that promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights, and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps create an environment that enables candy makers to thrive.”  www.candyusa.com

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Bell Invites Attendees to Experience Nature’s Garden at Natural Products Expo West 2024

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Invites Attendees to Experience Nature’s Garden at Natural Products Expo West 2024

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company to Showcase Citrus and Botanical Mashups at Upcoming Tradeshow in Anaheim, CA from March 12-16 at Booth #1095

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – March 6, 2024 – Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to Natural Products Expo West (Expo West) from March 12-16, 2024 in Anaheim, CA.

Hosted and produced by New Hope Network, Expo West, the industry’s largest trade show, will spotlight the latest product innovations, including natural and organic food and beverages, ingredients and supplements, and clean beauty and home products. Expo West brings together CPG companies, retailers and emerging brands for five action-packed days of networking events and the exploration of new products and technologies revolutionizing the natural and organics world.

Bell’s flavor and fragrance teams have crafted a collaborative taste and scent experience showcasing their global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program tracking five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. Their booth theme, Experience Nature’s Garden, will lean into “A Better Me,“ a Macro Trend showcasing consumers’ desire to embrace healthy lifestyles and optimize longevity in a quest to achieve the best version of ‘you.’

“At Bell’s booth, you can experience the fusion of botanicals, flavors and fragrances by indulging your senses in the enchantment of nature’s garden. It’s not just an Expo, it’s an indulgence for our senses,” states Joan Harvey and Deborah French Wright, Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Bell’s Flavor & Fragrance Divisions.

Today, individuals now look beyond the basics of nutrition, hydration, and hygiene, seeking added benefits from functional ingredients, such as botanicals and essential oils, that support a holistic approach to their health and well-being. In fact, 76% of U.S. adults agree that natural ingredients offer more functional benefits than artificial ingredients (Mintel, 2023).

With consumer purchase behaviors top of mind, Bell will showcase the synergy of flavors and fragrances, debuting concepts that celebrate the harmonious blend of floral, spice citrus, and botanical pairings straight from nature’s garden.

Journey Through Nature’s Garden Via Innovative Concepts

At booth #1095, Bell’s samples will infuse fresh and natural flavors and scents:

Calm & Restore Fragrance

Top Note: Lavender, Bergamot, Ylang

Mid Note: Earl Grey Tea, Heliotrope, Muguet

Base Note: Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood

 

 

 

 

Lavender and Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Bark with Blue Cornflowers

 Featuring Bell’s Earl Grey Tea Type and Lavender Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limequat and Fennel Pollen Snack Mix

Featuring Bell’s Limequat Type and Fennel Flavors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Basil Non-Alcoholic Gin

Featuring Bell’s Strawberry, Basil (Thai Type) and Gin Type Flavors and Heat Sensate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect with the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Team at Booth #1095 

Bell offers 110+ year history in offering cutting-edge, natural and organic solutions for products that let flavors and fragrances shine. Visit Bell’s booth to connect with the company’s Sales, Marketing, Flavor R&D and Fragrance Creative teams and discuss flavor and fragrance solutions tailored to your brand.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 110 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – The Key Ingredient of Your Brand.™

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Bell Spotlights ‘Newstalgic’ and Health-Forward Menu at SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Spotlights ‘Newstalgic’ and Health-Forward Menu at SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America 2023

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Inspires Industry to Lean into Flavor Trends at Upcoming Show in Las Vegas, NV from October 23-27 at Booth #3082

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – October 19, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2023 from October 23-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SupplySide West & Food ingredients North America brings together 1,400+ exhibitors as well as health and nutrition professionals to engage in educational and event programming, and learn about the latest trends, strategies and scientific insights driving innovation in global finished products development. This year, Bell will join over 18,000 attendees, including ingredient manufacturers and ingredient suppliers as well as distributors from a variety of industries such as beverage, personal care, dietary supplements, functional foods, and sports nutrition.

At SupplySide West, Bell debuts snack and confectionery concepts that lean into wellness with a healthy dose of ‘Newstalgia.’ These concepts align with the company’s global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program, which tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans.

”We’re excited to showcase savory snack and confectionery concepts that not only support wellness and provide our audience with a memorable ‘throwback,’ but also deliver on the number one purchase driver – taste,“ said Tamara Gabler, Research Chef, Confectionery & Sweet Applications at Bell. “We hope that our flavor-packed creations continue to fuel food, beverage, and supplement innovation that stays true to what’s trending in today’s marketplace and provides consumers with the power duo of health and comfort.“

This trend explores a fresh approach to the best version of ‘you’ as consumers become immersed in holistic wellness and prioritize mental health, self-care, and less crowded calendars. Bell’s health-forward menu includes:

Mead Snack Mix
Featuring Bell’s Chevre Cheese, Honey and Lambic Beer Flavors

A lip-smacking savory snack replete with mixed nuts, beef jerky and parmesan crisps, combined with lambic and honey flavors.

 

 


Kiwi Twist + Blackberry Lavender Adaptogen Gummies
Featuring Bell’s Kiwi, Apple Cucumber, Blackberry and Lavender Flavors with a Vitamin Flavor Modifier

Not-your-average gummies incorporating Lion’s Mane, reishi, and chaga mushroom powder for functional benefits.

 

 

Consumers have been searching for silver linings and are now giving themselves the permission to embrace escapism, indulge unapologetically and spark joy in unique ways. As part of this Macro Trend, ‘Newstalgia’ enters the conversation. It‘s the twist that everyone loves, blending the familiar with the excitement of something new and drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from different decades. Bell’s ‘Newstalgic’ confectionery creations include:

Banana Salted Soft Caramels
Featuring Bell’s Ripe Banana and Vanilla Flavors

These delightfully sweet and soft caramels blend the fresh flavors of banana and vanilla, topped off with a sprinkle of flaky Maldon salt, to recreate grandma’s banana bread in confection form.

 

 

Tropical Citrus Edible Slime Candy
Featuring Bell’s Tropical Citrus Flavor

This edible slime candy is a throwback to ‘90s kids game shows and a cross between the classic ‘ghostly’ beverage from this era. It’s oozing with nostalgic ‘90s fun.

 

 

Get Inspired: Catch the Bell Flavors & Fragrances Team at Booth #3082                   

Bell’s presence at SupplySide West and Food ingredients North America will not only offer unique networking opportunities but encourage buyers and key decision makers to achieve wins in product ideation and innovation with flavor as well as technology that allows taste to shine.

Visit Bell’s booth to connect with our Sales, Marketing and Sweet Applications teams. It’s your chance to collect flavor and taste technology resources in professional toolkits and grab Bell swag.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 90 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About SupplySide West & Food ingredients (Fi) North America:

“Food Ingredients North America and SupplySide West is the premier gathering of health and nutrition professionals in Las Vegas, bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide convenes ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries to network and explore industry trends, scientific innovations, and top performing products. Fi North America is the latest branch of Fi Global events that serve the global food, beverage and dietary supplements markets, offering food, and beverage manufacturers direct access to the widest range of ingredient suppliers from around the world.” www.west.supplysideshow.com

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Bell Validates Global Spark Trends at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Validates Global Spark Trends at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo 

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Confirms 2023 Trend Forecasts at the World’s Leading Food Industry Showcase in Chicago, IL from July 16-19  

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – August 3, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) confirmed key trend predictions and forecasts at the 2023 Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) FIRST: Annual Event & Expo from July 16-19 inside McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  

 Attracting 17,000 international visitors and 1,100 exhibitors, the annual convention, hosted by the Institute of Food Technology (IFT), once again proved its value as the place for trendspotting and networking in the global food industry. 

What’s more, the products and technologies on display at McCormick Place confirmed key forecasts from Bell’s global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program. Specifically, IFT FIRST showcased innovative methods to enhance natural ingredients and resources ( ‘Nature R*Evolution’), support healthy lifestyles and longevity (‘A Better Me’) and spark joy with impactful flavor experiences (‘360-Degree Rewards’). 

Every year, Bell Flavors & Fragrances invests considerable resources to capture the most important dynamics impacting consumers across the globe. It was reassuring to witness key trends from this year’s forecast confirmed by technologies and innovations displayed at the 2023 IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo.” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs

 

“IFT FIRST confirmed our central Spark Trends predictions for 2023 and beyond. We see it as a true testament to the accuracy of the global Spark Trends platform and the immense value we provide every single year to Bell customers. Bell returns from IFT FIRST inspired and encouraged by the level of innovation and forward-looking research to support the future of the global food system, with our Spark Trends program leading the way.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

 

Key observations from attending IFT FIRST 2023 include the following predictions featuring three Spark Macro Trends: 

As the central theme of IFT FIRST 2023, the show evaluated solutions to current challenges in the food supply asking, “Innovation in a Time of Crisis: Can We Future-Proof the Food System?” In the process, unmodified ingredients and technologies for enhancing nature provide much-needed answers. 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: Nature R*Evolution figured prominently in a vast variety of alternative protein products, using the latest tech for masking, neutralization, and mouthfeel enhancement alongside natural flavors. Also trending, extenders and replacers provided powerful solutions to challenges in global supply chains, most importantly, honey and citrus varieties. Plus, a new slew of natural sweetness enhancers and upcycled byproducts (e.g., coffee fruit) squeeze more value out of strained food supplies.   

Speaking of enhancing value, the quest for healthier lifestyles presented the number one leading consumer trend at IFT FIRST 2023. True to Bell’s Spark Macro Trend, ‘A Better Me,’ consumers demand functional benefits and tangible health improvements from their food. The trend that took the proverbial cake at IFT FIRST? Sugar reduction! 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: The health-focused trends resonate with the mission of IFT FIRST, which is short for “Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology.” Featured functional ingredients and technologies sought to boost of alertness, immunity, and sleep via mushrooms and probiotics. Collagen for healthy aging and low-carb starches for weight management were also in the spotlight. 

The industry demands serious answers to serious challenges, but flavor is still the number one factor influencing purchase decisions. In line with our Spark Trend for ‘360° Rewards’, consumers increasingly use delicious foods to treat themselves with delight and experience culinary escapes. Based on research presented at IFT FIRST, most consumers want familiar flavors with a slightly new twist. According to Bell’s Micro Trend, ‘Newstalgia’, right now is the time to score big with beloved classics, as 59% of U.S. chocolate consumers enjoy familiar flavors in new product releases (Mintel, 2023). 

Seeing the Trend at IFT FIRST 2023: The show featured familiar flavors and recipes with their volume turned up to the max. Whether it was extra-stuffed chocolate cookies, explosive umami snack mixes, double-glazed meatballs, BLT-flavored potato chips, and extra hot pepper sauces – companies are serving comfort foods without stepping beyond the comfort zone. 

Want to learn more about the Spark Trends platform from Bell Flavors & Fragrances? Click here to dive into this year’s Macro Trends impacting consumers in the here and now. 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

About Bell’s Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Trends Program: 

Bell’s Spark Trends platform tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans. 

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the Institute of Food Technologists:

“Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT envisions a world where science and innovation are universally accepted as essential to safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, which includes scientists, technologists, manufacturers, policy makers, marketers, and more, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.”  www.ift.org

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Bell Showcases Nineties-Inspired Tasting Menu at 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Showcases Nineties-Inspired Tasting Menu at the 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Leans Into ‘Newstalgic’ Flavors at Upcoming Show in Chicago, IL from July 16-19 at Booth #S1624 Inside McCormick Place

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – June 19, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the 2023 Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) FIRST Annual Event & Expo held in person from July 16-19 inside McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

IFT FIRST is the largest business-to-business food innovation expo, bringing together professionals from across the globe with the collective vision of improving food through research, science and technology. Over the course of four days, exhibitors will showcase new innovations, global trends and the latest cutting-edge research and technology, complemented by strategic networking and business prospecting opportunities.

This year, Bell’s booth (find us at #S1624) showcases food and beverage concepts tied into their global Spark – Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® program. Bell’s Spark Trends platform tracks five key consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by Bell’s global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values shared by all humans.

At IFT FIRST 2023, Bell leans into ‘Newstalgia,’ a Micro Trend within the broader 360° Rewards Macro Trend, featuring a menu and booth design inspired by a decade marked by grunge music, blockbuster movies, experimental flavors and Michael Jordan superfans: the 1990s. Newstalgia is the twist that everyone loves, blending the familiar with the excitement of something new, drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from different decades.

“We are excited to revisit the ‘90s this year at IFT through Bell’s ‘Newstalgia’ Micro Trend. Our product showings interweave old trends that are still relevant with a modern touch, drawing inspiration from pop culture and refurbishing retro phenomena from our favorite ‘90s staples. Reinventing the ‘90s has been one of the most exciting trends Bell has put forth and we are thrilled to have everyone go back in time for a totally rad experience.” – Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs 

 

“This year, our culinary team has created a fun and flavorful trip back to the 1990’s, including adventurous formats that are guaranteed to transport you to the birth of crazy flavors and bizarre eating experiences. Consumers continue to seek the comforting moment of their youth, but with a real-world twist. We are seeing this ‘Newstalgic’ approach increasingly come to life as Gen Xer’s look to relive their youth and crave their childhood favorites with a Gen Z twist. Bell is bringing to life wild formats like edible slime and unique flavors like a Cubano inspired bagel bite. All are guaranteed to get your inner child smiling.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

Take a sneak peek at a few items from Bell’s flavor-packed menu that will transport consumer tastebuds to their ‘90s favorites:

Get Inspired by Bell Flavors & Fragrances at Booth #S1624 at McCormick Place, Chicago, from July 16-19, 2023

 

 Bell’s presence at the 2023 IFT FIRST Annual Event & Expo will push brand awareness and powerful networking opportunities to new heights while offering Newstalgic flavor inspiration and state-of-the-art taste technology solutions to buyers and R&D teams. These resources help elevate product portfolios and connect consumers with a taste of the past, well-earned escapes and comforting memories.

Visit Bell’s booth (#S1624) for more Newstalgic favorites – including ‘90s trivia, a photo station with the chance to win ‘90s swag and more – that will take you on a trip down memory lane.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

Bell Flavors & Fragrances – Get in touch with taste.®

About the Institute of Food Technologists:

“Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT envisions a world where science and innovation are universally accepted as essential to safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply for everyone. As a scientific community grounded in purpose, which includes scientists, technologists, manufacturers, policy makers, marketers, and more, IFT feeds the minds that feed the world.”  www.ift.org

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Bell Debuts On-Trend Sweet Treats & Savory Creations at 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Debuts On-Trend Sweet Treats & Savory Creations at 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Spotlights Annual Consumer Trends Program Insights and Flavor Explorations Via Brand’s Expo Presence

NORTHBROOK, Illinois – May 16, 2023

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo, held in person from May 22-25, in Chicago, IL, and hosted by the National Confectioners Association. Every year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo brings together thousands of manufacturers, retailers, and suppliers in the confectionery and snack industry for four days of inspirational insights, cutting-edge product innovations, and powerful connections. This year’s edition features 150+ exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase and 16 eye-opening education sessions taking place at the Innovation Stage.

“Bell’s Spark platform continues to track five key global Macro Trends that are impacting consumer mindsets today and in the future. These Macro Trends, collectively identified by our global marketing teams, represent the core behavioral values predicting the most impactful trends of the future. Each region has curated a unique set of Micro Trends that relate back to the core Macro Trends. In this presentation, we will relate Bell’s Spark trends to up-and-coming snack flavor profiles to be on the lookout for when developing innovative concepts. We’re thrilled to share them with the industry.”
– Kelli Heinz, Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs

“We are very excited to be invited back to talk flavor trends in the confection and snack space and apply our unique approach to what is happening in popular culture and the influence this is having on new product development. We’re also excited to provide delicious samples of each Bell Spark Macro Trend to help the audience taste and feel the trend as it comes to life in one yummy bite.” – David Banks, Senior Director of Marketing

 

HIT THE INNOVATION STAGE TO DISCOVER FLAVOR TRENDS IN SNACKS

Bell’s involvement this year spotlights their annual Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform. This platform continues to track five global consumer Macro Trends impacting consumers today and into the near future, representing core behavioral values shared by all humans. They are seen around the world and serve as the foundation for more granular consumer behaviors on a micro level (Micro Trends). Micro Trends are closely tied to unique geographies, categories, flavors, fragrances, and botanicals in the here-and-now. Bell tracks these trends closely in the U.S. and across regional locations.

Join Vice President of Marketing and Industry Affairs, Kelli Heinz and Senior Director of Marketing, David Banks, as they take the Innovation Stage on May 23, 2023 at 3 pm CST to spotlight Bold Choices: Flavor Trends in Snacks. This discussion will showcase ‘hot’ flavor trends in the snack category and what’s next for snack flavor innovation through the lens of Bell’s Spark–Ignites Creativity, Inspires Senses® Platform.

Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in five tastings, each exploring one of Bell’s five global consumer Macro Trends:

New Horizons: The Union of Imagination & Technology
Dark Chocolate Himalayan 5-Spice Cluster
A crunchy, dark chocolate bark indulgence containing quinoa crisps, almonds, and pistachios

 

 

 

Nature R*Evolution: The New Dawn of ‘Green’ Innovation
Mead Snack Mix
A lip smacking, savory snack featuring Lambic and honey flavors

 

 

 

 

A Better Me: A Health-Forward Look at the Best You
Kiwi Twist + Blackberry Lavender Adaptogen Gummies
Not-your-average gummies incorporating Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Chaga mushroom powder for functional benefits

 

 

 


360° Rewards: Tantalizing Curiosities & Permissible Indulgences
Rainbow Sherbet Marshmallow
A campfire classic meets a dose of nostalgia in this must-try marshmallow delight

 

 

 

 

 

Tree of Life: United by Cultural Roots
Cheesy Mustard Popcorn
Popcorn and savory, cheesy flavors collide in this crunchy, craveable snack

 

 

 

For more information on this unique session, click here.

 

JOIN US AT THE SUPPLIER SHOWCASE (BOOTH #30406) AND EXPLORE TRENDS VIA TASTE

Bell joins 150+ exhibitors at the Supplier Showcase on May 22-23, 2023 from 1-5 pm CST. Attendees will have the chance to connect with Bell’s cross-functional team, featuring Sales, R&D (including both Sweet & Savory Applications) and Marketing. They can load up on educational resources and discover flavor trends and taste technologies (e.g., flavor enhancement, sugar reduction, flavor masking) impacting confectionery, bakery, and savory products.

Bell’s presence at the 2023 Sweets & Snacks Expo will not only drive heightened brand awareness and unique networking opportunities but offer innovative flavor inspiration and state-of-the-art taste technology solutions to buyers and R&D teams. These offerings and insights help elevate confectionery, bakery, and snack product portfolios, ensuring better alignment with consumer lifestyles and preferences, while encouraging consumers to treat themselves to rewards in everyday occasions.

To schedule an in-person appointment, click here.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has 11 manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, India, Singapore, and China, with sales offices in more than 60 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. www.bellff.com

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About the National Confectioners Association:

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) is the trade organization that promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights, and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps create an environment that enables candy makers to thrive. www.candyusa.com

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Bell Embarks on 2022-2023 Regional IFT Roadshow

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Embarks on 2022-2023 Regional IFT Roadshow

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Travels Cross-Country to Join The Science of Food Community’s Supplier Events

October 26, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is hitting the road to exhibit at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022-2023 Regional Section Suppliers’ Events spanning coast-to-coast. IFT’s Regional Sections offer a way for networking with professionals steeped in the science of food to make strategic connections at a local level. These engaging events provide the opportunity for networking and education, and allow suppliers to debut their latest products and services supporting the science of food community.

Bell recently exhibited at the Minnesota Section IFT Annual Suppliers’ Expo (October 12) and the Intermountain Section IFT Symposium and Suppliers Night (October 19-21), showcasing menu items with bold fruit and spice flavor blends, including Urfa Chili Meyer Lemon Snack Mix, Caviar Lime Nimbu Soda, Ponzu Togarashi Popcorn, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bites and Caviar Lime and Dragonfruit Taffy. Following recent events, the Bell team will be heading to upcoming 2022 IFT Regional Section Suppliers’ Events to debut their new citrus-infused menu:

  • November 1, 2022: Chicago Section IFT (CSIFT) Annual Suppliers Expo and Symposium (booth #308)
  • November 16-17, 2022: Longhorn Section IFT Suppliers Expo (booth #242)

“The Bell team is excited to embark on our Regional IFT Roadshow to connect with fellow industry colleagues and release our new menu featuring citrus flavors, like Ruby Red Grapefruit and Calamansi. Consumers continue to gravitate toward food and beverage items that contain natural flavors given a rising interest in clean label. And, with the stress of current events, they’re gravitating toward comfort and products that provide an uplifting mood boost. Given their vibrant colors and sweet-tart tastes, citrus is typically associated with feelings of joy, and we’re delivering a bit of happiness and a boost of flavor bite by bite, states Benjamin Stanley, CRC, Corporate Chef – Sweet Applications Manager.

Bell will be joining exhibitors on the Expo floor to showcase a new, citrus-infused menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts. Across the globe, consumers continue to lean into citrus, with 52% of U.S. consumers indicating that they like or love it and one-quarter (25.7%) of U.S. menus featuring it. Citrus flavors resonate particularly well among those looking to support their immune systems and increase their vitamin C intake. Bell offers iconic, natural citrus flavors, such as Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange and Meyer Lemon in addition to specialty citrus flavors, like Buddha’s Hand and Meiwa Kumquat.  These flavors can be added to a multitude of applications, including confectionery, sauces and dips, beverages, snacks, sweet goods and more.

Inspired by consumer preferences and marketing data, Bell will showcase the following refreshing, citrus-flavored menu items:

Sudachi Snack Mix        

This snack mix features Bell’s Sudachi flavor to lend tart and fresh notes of a Japanese Sudachi lime. Sudachi is a small, round, green citrus fruit and is a specialty of the Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. Given its natural sourness, it’s not typically eaten as a fruit, but rather used as a flavor in place of lemon or lime.

This delicious mix also features Bell’s Wasabi flavor to impart a heat-driven spice while Bell’s Kokumi technology makes the snack mix more rich and complex.

 

 

Citrus Slice Gummy Medley: Buddha’s Hand, Calamansi and Blood Orange 

 Buddha’s Hand: Bell’s Buddha’s Hand flavor has a distinct flavor profile, boasting notes of lemon and yuzu with a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and offering a unique spin on the classic fruit slice candy.

 Calamansi: Bell’s Calamansi flavor displays blended notes of tart lemon, lime and orange. This citrus fruit is commonly used in Filipino and Southeastern Asian cuisines and can range from green to yellow to orange in color.

Blood Orange: Bell’s Blood Orange Citrus flavor has notes of navel orange with hints of tartness and floral fruits and is usually less acidic than a traditional orange.

 

Pink Limoncello Champagne Spritz Mocktail

Whether savored on a hot, summer day or enjoyed during a cozy dinner party with friends, this mocktail is sure to be refreshing and provide a mood boosting pick-me-up. The mashup of Bell’s natural Champagne Type flavor, Pink Lemon Type flavor extract and Lemon flavor (Sorrento type) deliver sweet-tart citrus notes with a hint of bubbly.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn

This seasoned popcorn features Bell’s natural Ruby Red Grapefruit, IPA, and Hop flavors, which blend together to impart notes of fresh squeezed grapefruit and hoppy IPA beer. A refreshing spin on an everyday snack, this popcorn will inspire memories of sweet summertime and sipping on a cold beer.

 

 

 

 

 

Kumquat Madeleine

These mini madeleines are a condensed version of a traditional French madeleine. They’re flavored with Bell’s Kumquat and Vanilla flavors, giving them a distinct citrus note that is sweet with notes of sour and tang. Vanilla rounds out this sweet treat to elevate the cookie.

Bell’s presence at IFT’s Regional Section Suppliers’ Events will foster strong brand awareness and spark interest in delivering food and beverage products that spotlight citrus flavors. In tandem with citrus-infused samples, discussions around Bell’s proprietary technology capabilities and annual Spark trends will drive successful commercial connections among prospects and customers.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About The Institute of Food Technologists:

“The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a community of professionals and students passionate about the essential role science and innovation play in ensuring that our global food system is safe, nutritious and sustainable. Since 1939, IFT has been a forum to collaborate, learn and contribute, all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world. IFT builds value for its members in more than 90 countries by working across borders, sharing content, promoting activities, and building networks that connect science of food professionals wherever they live.” www.ift.org

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Bell Debuts New, Citrus-Infused, Snack-Centric Menu at SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Debuts New, Citrus-Infused, Snack-Centric Menu at SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Joins 18K+ Ingredient Buyers and Suppliers at Upcoming Finished Products Conference

October 25, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America 2022 held in person from October 31 – November 4, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bell will join over 18,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from a variety of industries, including beverage, personal care, dietary supplement, functional food and sports nutrition. This conference brings together health and nutrition professionals and 1,300+ exhibitors to engage in educational and event programming and learn about the latest science, trends and strategies driving global finished products development. SupplySide West & Food Ingredients North America also provides companies the inspiration needed for growth and innovation, and the opportunity to network with industry colleagues in R&D, marketing, supply chain management, and more.

“The Bell team is heading to Supply Side West and Food Ingredients North America 2022 ready to inspire the industry with snackable creations and new flavor mashups, like our Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn and Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy, incorporating flavors such as Apple Cider, Hibiscus and Hops. The demand for snack foods and gummies among consumers continues to increase, and products with functional benefits are experiencing strong growth. In the past, these product categories sacrificed on taste, however, recent innovation satisfies nutrition and taste preferences, while fitting into healthy lifestyles. We’re continuing to experiment with savory, citrus and indulgent flavors in the snack and gummy categories while keeping consumer desires and market data top-of-mind,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

These past few years have encouraged consumers to pause, reflect and reinvigorate their interest in taking positive steps to improving their personal health and creating the best version of themselves. In doing so, they’re turning to retail products to meet their anxiety support (+38%), mood and stress health (+24%) and sleep support (+37%) needs (Nielsen, 2022). Functional products, including gummies, have huge market potential – in fact, function claims in the gummy category have increased 171% between 2016-2021. And, among those who are looking to increase their vitamin C intake and boost immune support, citrus flavors continue to resonate particularly well. Bell offers a variety of natural citrus flavors (e.g., Meyer Lemon), savory flavors (e.g., Roasted Pork), and culinary mashup and orchard fruit flavors (e.g., Cardamom Apricot) that can be incorporated into a variety of applications, like snacks, confectionery and more.

This year, Bell’s booth (#1447) will feature educational resources and provide attendees the opportunity to connect with the culinary team and indulge in a new, citrus-infused, snackable menu:

Sudachi Snack Mix

This snack mix features Bell’s Sudachi flavor to lend tart and fresh notes of a Japanese Sudachi lime. Sudachi is a small, round, green citrus fruit and is a specialty of the Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. Given its natural sourness, it’s not typically eaten as a fruit, but rather used as a flavor in place of lemon or lime.

This delicious mix also features Bell’s Wasabi flavor to impart a heat-driven spice while Bell’s Kokumi technology makes the snack mix more rich and complex.

 

 

Citrus Slice Gummy Medley: Buddha’s Hand, Calamansi and Blood Orange 

Buddha’s Hand: Bell’s Buddha’s Hand flavor has a distinct flavor profile, boasting notes of lemon and yuzu with a sweet, lemon blossom aroma and offering a unique spin on the classic fruit slice candy.

Calamansi: Bell’s Calamansi flavor displays blended notes of tart lemon, lime and orange. This citrus fruit is commonly used in Filipino and Southeastern Asian cuisines and can range from green to yellow to orange in color.

Blood Orange: Bell’s Blood Orange Citrus flavor has notes of navel orange with hints of tartness and floral fruits and is usually less acidic than a traditional orange.

 

Ruby Red Grapefruit IPA Popcorn

This seasoned popcorn features Bell’s natural Ruby Red Grapefruit, IPA, and Hop flavors, which blend together to impart notes of fresh squeezed grapefruit and hoppy IPA beer. A refreshing spin on an everyday snack, this popcorn will inspire memories of sweet summertime and sipping on a cold beer.

 

 

 

 

 

Hibiscus Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy

This elevated twist on traditional gummy candies feature Bell’s natural Hibiscus flavor, offering a delightfully tart and sour tang. Hibiscus flowers provide a tart, earthy flavor that is on the rise in new product innovation, from cocktails to confections, bringing an undeniably vibrant crimson hue.

 

 

 

 


About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

About SupplySide West & Food Ingredients (Fi) North America:
“Food Ingredients North America and SupplySide West is the premier gathering of health and nutrition professionals in Las Vegas, bringing together buyers and suppliers from throughout the industry. SupplySide West brings together ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries to network and explore industry trends, scientific innovations, and top performing products. Fi North America is the latest branch of Fi Global events that serve the global food, beverage and dietary supplements markets, offering food and beverage manufacturers direct access to the widest range of ingredient suppliers from around the world.”

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Top 5 Trends From Plant Based World Expo 2022

Bell Flavors & Fragrances captures a snapshot of what was trending on the show floor at Javits Center in September 2022.

 

From September 8-9, the latest trends in plant-based foods were on full display at Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022 inside Javits Center in New York City.

In its third edition, the official tradeshow for the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) once again provided a unique platform for brands, manufacturers, distributors, as well as retail and foodservice professionals to experience what’s next in the world of alternative proteins.

The tremendous buzz surrounding plant-based foods was palpable inside Javits Center for two action-packed days. More than 245 exhibitors, including significantly more international brands, showcased their offerings in front of more than 3,700 attendees; up 20% from 2021.

Spotlight on Plant-Based Foods

Sweet, savory, functional, and gourmet: Walking the halls provided guests with a chance to taste and discover the latest iterations of plant-based foods and technologies.

Product presentations on the floor were supplemented by content-rich PBW platforms such as the Culinary Theater, Learning Garden, and Conference sessions. On that note, the number of sessions featuring experts and industry insiders more than doubled compared to last year!

Standouts included strategic assessments like “Understanding the Consumer Shift from Animal to Plant-Based” hosted by PBFA and Kroger, as well as the “The ‘Why’ Behind Today’s Food & Lifestyle Trends” by Eve Turow-Paul and “Learn How to Build Flavor Without Compromising Your Diet” by Chef Shenarri Freeman.

 Another PBW highlight returned this year: The winners of the official 2022 World Plant-Based Awards were announced during the show, chosen from over 140 entries in 17 categories from 20 countries.

Celebrating Vegan Deliciousness

Bell Flavor & Fragrances team at Plant Based World Expo 2022

Products from Bell clients featured center-stage in the sample dishes presented at the Bell Flavors & Fragrances booth (number 602). Under the theme Bell Taqueria, visitors had a chance to taste Vegan Al Pastor bites featuring alternative protein from MycoTechnology, Inc. seasoned with Bell’s pork and Mexican pepper flavors, accompanied by a delicious vegan chipotle and lime crema.

Continuing the deliciousness, Bell dished out Vegan Cookie Dough, based on chickpea protein and packed with vanilla and browned butter flavors. Rounding out the taqueria offering, Bell served non-dairy Horchata Iced Coffee using ethically sourced coffee from Westrock Coffee loaded with a vegan whipped topping by Ingredion enhanced by coconut milk flavor.

Overall, sampling was in full swing at the Bell Flavors & Fragrances booth during the entire show. Meanwhile, we also made time to walk the halls and explore the 5 Top Trends from Plant Based World Expo 2022 in New York City:

1.   Next Wave of Alternative Seafood

Vegan chicken bites and faux beef burger patties are already becoming ubiquitous on mainstream menus. Now alternative seafood proteins present the next wave in terms of product innovation. On that note: When it comes to making tuna, salmon, and shrimp alternatives taste like the ‘real thing’, Bell provides a number of vegan seafood flavors and technologies to make them pop.

At Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022, the innovation in #altseafood was undeniable: Ingredion sampled the latest iteration of their fish tacos, while several brands showcased versions of plant-based tuna salad. Virginia’s Plant Based Seafood Co. wowed visitors with their vegan Crab Cakes, while BeLeaf won the World Plant-Based Award for their plant-based shrimp.

The next level of innovation? Plant-based sushi and ‘raw’ fish! Finless Foods showcased a raw tuna alternative that can be used in poke bowls – without the negative effects of overfishing. The same goes for Current Foods and their delicious ‘raw tuna’. Great news, since worldwide tuna stocks have been depleted by 60 percent compared to 50 years ago.

2.   Humungous Fungus

Move over, soy and seitan! The market for mushroom-based protein is literally growing like mushrooms: From 2022 to 2029 the fungal protein market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6% to reach $397.5 million.

Fungi were also sprouting at Plant Based World Expo (PBW) 2022. Mushrooms scooped a win in the World Plant-Based Awards, with The Mushroom Meat Co. taking the trophy for their pulled ‘pork’. Colorado-based MycoTechnology, Inc. harnesses the growth engine of mushrooms, known as mycelium, in their FermentIQ™ Protein. It’s made by taking pea protein or a pea and rice protein blend, then fermenting it with shiitake mushroom mycelium to create meat analogues like the chorizo taco served at their booth.

Hailing from South Korea, the Better Meat company impressed with their Plant-Based Luncheon (aka. vegan Spam) that uses mycoprotein to taste like the real thing. Mushroom flavors also popped off in Popadelics crunchy mushroom chips and in numerous condiments featuring luxe truffle aromas.

3.   Rooted in Culture

Bell's Vegan Al Pastor Bites: savory vegan pork sausage combined with Guajillo Chili, Chipotle and pineapple, stu ed into a crispy corn cup, topped with a delicate vegan avocado cilantro crema.

Vegan food is even more attractive when it’s founded on genuine cultural roots. And consumers love it: Two out of three U.S. consumers “love” to discover new flavors and cuisines. Meanwhile, 39 percent of consumers in the U.S. are trying to incorporate more vegan foods into their diets.

Including those vegan flavors gets much easier thanks to products like UK-based Shicken, which brings Pan-Asian delights such as curries and chicken kebabs into the meatless consumer sphere. After only 18 months in business, Shicken is already sold at Costco in the UK and created much buzz about a U.S. launch with their culturally rooted flavors at PBW.

Speaking of culture, Italy-based Mia Green Food delivered vegan versions of parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and pepperoni with zero animal ingredients and cholesterol, but all the authentic Italian flavor notes. Food connoisseurs also raved about Verduns’ veggie pate, while Swiss start-up Share delivered fermented apricot based on an ancient recipe from the Tang Dynasty for flavor and gut health.

4.   Peak Vegan Cheese?

While past editions of the show saw an explosion of chicken protein, walking the halls this year was impossible without seeing countless iterations of plant-based cheese. That’s no surprise: The global market for plant-based cheese was valued at $2.43 billion in 2021 with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6% until 2030.

Scoring a win at PBW 2022, European innovators New Roots AG clinched the award for the ‘Circular Economy Approach’ behind their plant-based alternative to hard cheese. Hailing from Germany, Bedda showcased a variety of cheeses from brie to cheddar. Speaking of variety, Bell Flavors & Fragrances has developed a library of over 30 vegan cheese flavor profiles, replete with matching flavor enhancers and masking technologies to build deep aromas (see more info here).

Much to the delight of Italian food lovers (also see 3. Rooted in Culture), Miyoko’s Creamery returned to show ‘lifelike’ mozzarella both in solid form as well as a liquid for melting on pizza. In the show’s dedicated section for start-up companies, Plant Smart LLC delivered the world’s first fat free plant-based cheese, Cheezilla, alongside a melted cheese alternative named Melteeza. And for an adult take on a childhood staple, GrownAs* Foods served up Truffle Vegan Mac & Cheese.

5.   Sweet Delights

Bell's Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough: Bell’s Vanilla, Brown Butter and Protein Masking Flavors turn this cookie dough into a healthy treat you feel good about eating, never knowing there are chickpeas in it!

Ending our trend report with a cherry on top, vegan desserts stole the show at PBW 2022. The manifold offerings of sweet delights in New York were indicative of a bigger trend: The global vegan dessert market is expected to reach $5.97 billion by 2027, while currently growing at double-digit rates.

In the plant-based desserts category, the World Plant-Based Award went to PLAYin CHOC for their ‘Organic Peruvian Cacao M•lk Chocolate’ with all that creaminess – but none of the dairy. Meanwhile, New York locals Rule Breaker Snacks bring nut-free and vegan brownies and blondies into school lunches, while Pri’s Puddings satisfy cravings on the go with pocket-sized pies. Not to forget Dandies vegan marshmallows by Chicago Vegan Foods, also known as makers of Temptation vegan frozen desserts.

Speaking of frozen, did we mention vegan ice cream? It’s now a full-fledged award category with SuperSeed Ice Creme by Eat Drink Innovate Pty taking the proverbial biscuit in the show awards this year. Lick ice cream made from Italian lupin beans also hit all the right flavors, while Bon Dévil’s Choc Ganache Desserts and Raw Cakes from Nats Rawline raised the bar for sinful delights with none of the (animal) cruelty.

Hungry for more plant-based food resources? Make sure to visit Bell’s Plant Based World Expo workspace featuring our current brochure on flavors and technologies for Alternative Proteins and more materials.

Also look forward the European edition of PBW happening in London, UK, from November 30 to December 1, 2022. See you there!

Click here if you like to request samples of delicious flavors for alternative proteins from Bell Flavors & Fragrances.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialties to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries, offering over 100 years of exceptional customer service and experience. Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace while constantly responding to emerging industry trends with solutions that bring added value and business opportunities to our customers. bellff.wpengine.com

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Bell Heading to the 2022 Plant-Based World Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Showcase Alternative Protein Flavors & Technologies at 2022 Plant-Based World Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Joins Plant-Forward Sponsors at Upcoming Event

September 1, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the Plant-Based Food Association’s Plant-Based World Expo – North America held in person in New York, NY from September 8-9, 2022. Plant-Based World Expo is the only exclusively plant-based event held in the United States, connecting investors, distributors, manufacturers and foodservice and retail professionals from leading and innovative brands, with this year marking the third event since inception. At the Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to network with trade-focused professionals, discover unique plant-based products and learn from prominent industry leaders via educational sessions.

“Bell is thrilled to be exhibiting at the 2022 Plant-Based World Expo. This year marks our first at the conference, and we’re looking forward to not only showcasing our very own vegan flavor lineup, but joining the industry in crafting cutting-edge, plant-based products that provide a sensational experience for consumers’ senses – delivering on craveable flavor, appealing textures, mouth-watering aromas and much more. Consumers are seeking a complete flavor adventure with health in mind, and the industry is perfectly poised to continue innovating in this area in order to create memorable experiences,” states Casey Schallert, Senior Corporate Chef.

Bell will be joining a collection of sponsors in the Expo Hall to debut a plant-forward booth (#602), complete with a plant-based menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts. The following items will be showcased to spark attendee taste buds:

Vegan Al Pastor Bite
Plant-based Al Pastor with a combination of Guajillo Chili, Chipotle, Pineapple, Bitter Blockers, Super Savor, Vegan Pork Sausage, and Pork Fat Flavors topped with a Vegan Avocado Cilantro Crema. This vegan crema features Bell’s Avocado Flavor, Crema Flavor, Bitterness Masking Technology and Flavor Enhancement Technology. The Avocado Flavor adds creamy, buttery, earthy notes of a ripe avocado while the Crema Flavor adds complex tangy dairy notes. Bell’s Bitterness masking technology smooths out the base and cover off notes from the plant-based protein while Bell’s Flavor Enhancement Technology boosts the entire profile for a brighter flavor experience.

Oat Milk Horchata Iced Coffee + Vegan Whipped Topping
A comforting iced coffee mixed with a vegan coffee creamer made with Oat Milk and MCT oil featuring Bell’s Milk and Masking flavor for clean creamy dairy notes and Bell’s Horchata and Cafe de Olla flavors for a spiced, warmed, buttery flavor and aroma with a hint of dark coffee. The coconut based whipped topping that utilizes Bell’s Coconut Mask to cover off coconut flavor and enhance the milky/fatty components. Bell’s Vanilla and Milk flavors provide a sweet aroma and rounded out dairy-like finish.

 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
This edible cookie dough is vegan and great to eat right out of the mixer or baked into a cookie. Bell’s Vanilla, Brown Butter and Protein Masking Flavors turn this cookie dough into a healthy treat you feel good about eating, never knowing there were chickpeas in it!

 

 

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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Karen Graves, MS to Represent the Division During 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Sciences to Represent the Division During 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

 

Karen Graves, MS to Sit on Expert Panel Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for Leveraging Knowledge and Consumer Understanding for Product Success

July 8, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) is pleased to announce that Karen Graves, MS, Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Sciences, will represent Bell at the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022 First Annual Conference & Expo held in person and on demand from July 10-13 in Chicago, IL.

IFT First is the largest business to business food innovation expo, convening professionals from around the world both in-person and virtually to discover the latest innovations, global trends and strategic solutions, all while making powerful connections. The organization boasts 25 topical, interest-based groups (divisions), with Karen serving as the current chair for the Sensory & Consumer Science Division (SCSD). She will represent the Division at a multitude of events throughout the conference, including the SDSC Leader Innovation Lab, Networking Reception, Social and Student Competition, in addition to the SCSD Student Leader Networking Breakfast and Student Leader Networking Expo Floor, both of which are new this year.

As part of IFT’s on-demand program, Karen’s presentation, “Sensory, It’s Worth It. Know the Value of Sensory & Consumer Research,” co-presented with Sharon Bender, MS, Sensory Scientist at Gehl Foods, Inc., will be made available online via the IFT First portal. This session will help participants understand the value of sensory and consumer research. “While the traditional Sensory Consumer mantra focuses on designing/answering according to the objective, the expectation for today’s professional is to provide business value and drive decisions. Since Sensory & Consumer Researchers must have exceptional influence, business acumen, and communication skills, all while dealing with scientific and statistical data, this presentation will discuss tips and techniques to enhance the value of Sensory Research, Consumer Research, Discriminating Testing and Team Evaluations.”

In addition to her on-demand presentation, Karen will sit on an expert panel on Tuesday, July 12 from 3:15 – 4:30 pm CT as part of the session, “How Do We Leverage Knowledge and Consumer Understanding for Product Success?” This session will “bring together diverse voices and perspectives from select on-demand presentations that relate to this Guiding Question. The moderated discussion will outline challenges and opportunities for how to address the question, followed by an extended question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with other attendees.” 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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Bell Exhibits at 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances to Debut Interactive Booth at the 2022 IFT First Annual Conference & Expo

 

Global Flavors and Fragrances Company Spotlights Global Flavor Explorations at Upcoming Event

July 5, 2022 —

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (Bell) will be heading to the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2022 First Annual Conference & Expo held in person and on demand from July 10-13 in Chicago, IL. IFT First is the largest business to business food innovation expo, convening professionals from around the world both in-person and virtually to discover the latest innovations, global trends and strategic solutions, all while making powerful connections. They’ll be joining over 700 exhibitors, debuting a new, immersive booth complete with a globally inspired tasting menu, educational resources and a team of culinary experts.

Bell’s new exhibit will take visitors on a journey like they haven’t quite experienced before. When approaching the exhibit, visitors will encounter a large reception counter complete with a back lit glass case, locking storage and iPad stations, their first touchpoint with the Bell team. Once inside, they’ll be able to grab coffee and free, printed resources from the hospitality counter. Visitors can then head to the food and beverage pairings counter, equipped with a demo counter, sink and refrigerator, where the culinary team will serve delicious global eats. Similar to the food and beverage pairings counter, the tasting counter will provide refreshing mocktail beverages that can be sipped at the soft, lounge style seating area. The exhibit also comes equipped with a flavor gamification counter and a food and product display window with locking storage.


Through their trend program, “Spark,” which showcases flavor and fragrance trend inspirations, Bell discovered that consumers are in search of escapism, traveling around the globe to find authentic and unique flavors from Eastern Europe to colorful and inspiring recipes of Latin America and Malaysia. They’re discovering the bounty of culinary surprises that the sea has to offer while exploring the wonders of nature in their own backyard, including local ingredients and heritage recipes that are foundational to our culinary existence.

 

Bell’s 2022 flavor exploration areas of focus inspired the tasting menu that will be available to booth visitors, including:

  • The Balkans: cuisine from the Black Sea to the Carpathian Mountains
    • Tasting Item: Vegan Honey Butter Baklava
  • Malaysia: authentic Asian cuisine, featuring Malay cuisine and culture
    • Tasting Item: Vegan Pork Dumplings with a Sambal Chili Crisp Oil + Calamansi and Umeboshi Mocktail with Rum Flavor
  • Latin Highlands: a dazzling array of diverse and interchangeable flavors spanning 22 countries
    • Tasting Item: Michelada Mocktail Beverage
  • Coastal Cuisine: nutritious, delicate and flavorful gifts from the sea
    • Tasting Item: Hibiscus Strawberry Kombucha Shrub Refresher
  • Heritage Cuisine: Indigenous flavors, local folklore and timeless family recipes
    • Tasting Item: Smoked Cherry Flavored Dark Chocolate Covered Peanuts + Mesquite Fruit Flavored Milk Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans

Bell’s presence at IFT First will generate strong brand awareness through food and beverage sampling and in-person networking. Together, Bell’s new proprietary technologies and Spark trends will drive unique insights, garnering successful commercial connections between our customers and their consumers, creating a memorable experience for all.

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:
Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the food and beverage industry, as well as the household care and personal care industries.  Bell has nine manufacturing plants worldwide including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, and China. Bell operates sales offices in more than 40 countries. Bell’s global presence allows flexibility in the world marketplace and enables Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention. Bell is positioned globally to service our customers regionally in order to meet their needs.

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances announces Sensory & Consumer Science’s leadership role at IFT and recent conference presentations

Karen Graves, Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Sciences at Bell Flavors & Fragrances, is the new chairperson for IFT’s Sensory & Consumer Sciences Division

Bell is pleased to announce this new role taken on by Karen Graves, effective on September 1st, 2021.

In this role, Karen will direct a leadership team to ensure proper planning, organizing, and implementation of activities aligned with the divisional strategic plan. Key activities include: content for IFT’s FIRST 2022 Conference, educational seminars and newsletters, and networking events designed for professionals and students.

 

“I am honored to be the Chair of the IFT Sensory and Consumer Science Division. IFT is an integral part of the food industry and I am proud to give back to the community.  It is exciting to collaborate with other leaders to enhance Sensory Consumer understanding,” says Karen.

 

Bell’s Sensory & Consumer Science Department shares insights at IFT’s FIRST 2021 Conference and Pangborn Sensory Symposium.

Karen presented at IFT’s FIRST 2021 Conference in a session called “Drawer of Mistakes”. The session featured a series of speakers who discussed technical mistakes made during their career as a Sensory and Consumer researcher that have turned into learning opportunities for others. Karen shared a mistake where confusing preparation instructions were used in a consumer in home use test.

 

She also presented in a sustainability workshop at the 2021 Pangborn Sensory Symposium. During this workshop, Karen talked about how the Sensory and Consumer Science department validates sustainable ingredients to use in Bell’s multitude of flavors, fragrances, and botanicals.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a leading supplier of flavors, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the beverage and food industry, as well as the household care and personal care industry. Bell‘s affiliated companies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China and Singapore give the company flexibility in the world market place and enable Bell to bring new trends quickly to customers’ attention.

 

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances Presents Trends at 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis

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July 19, 2021

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Presents Trends at 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo in Indianapolis

To help open the show on day one, David Banks, Director of Marketing at Bell, hosted an interactive session in which he broke down five macro trends that are shaping consumer behaviors that make up the foundation of Bell’s Spark trends platform.  These macro trends included Finding Silver Linings, Well-Balanced, and Escapism and illustrated how they affect the consumer and the products they gravitate towards.

Banks explained, “We start with identifying deep-seeded macrotrends happening with consumers such as emotional states and cultural drover, not fads.”

“We combine this with an understanding of the conscious and non-conscious decisions consumers are making and tie it back to that olfactory element that food and flavors can create,” he noted.

During the interactive tasting session, Banks explained how these turn into microtrends and how the industry can break these down into starting points for product development that will speak directly to the consumer, based on existing needs, state of the world, and cultural surroundings.

As Banks explained, the confectionary and snack industries are the introductory channels to different concepts and innovative ingredients. Consumers expect newness, but also comfort and familiarity- a balance that is not easy to achieve. Thanks to his extensive walk-through attendants left with a clear sense of where newness was coming from and what was the conductive thread through the hundreds of exhibitors.

A few of the featured microtrends that seem to resonate across the show floor included:

Finding Silver Linings

The need for comfort, indulgence, and nostalgia was a focus through last year and will keep going strong in the future. The emotional level at which a product can connect to the consumer was heightened and brands did not disappoint when providing innovation. One of the best examples is the upcoming Reese’s Potato Chips Big Cup and Garrett’s Popcorn S’mores.

Well-Balanced

“People focused on the basic human need to take care of themselves,” Banks told the audience, adding the three microtrends of mood and emotions, self-care and functional. Consumers want to be more well-rounded and attend to all physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Trü Frü and Sow Good caught a lot of attention thanks to their healthy, fun, and innovative approach.

Escapism

Snackers are looking for excitement. New textures, presentations, ingredients and anything that takes them away from their comfort zone will drive curiosity and can turn products into hits.

Nerd’s Gummy Cluster’s stood out as Best in Show thanks for the combination of flavors and textures.

During the Supplier Showcase Day Bell presented innovative flavors that tapped into all of these trends. The team developed a very well received concept of Escapism that included a trendy and unique Pink Pineapple, a complete line of terpene flavors for sweet and savory applications that gave the impact of specific cannabis strains, as well as a decadent Hazelnut Chocolate truffle.

 

About Bell Flavors & Fragrances:

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. is a leader in the flavor and fragrance industry. With eight manufacturing plants across the globe and over 40 sales offices around the world, Bell has the ability to create the flavor, fragrance, or botanical for any application.

 

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Karen Graves a Featured Panelist in IFT Fireside Chat

Bell Flavors & Fragrances invites you to tune into IFT’s free fireside chat featuring Bell’s Karen Graves on Wednesday May 13, 2020. Karen is the Director of Sensory & Consumer Insights at Bell and will be accompanied by John Hayes, Associate Professor of Food Science and Director of the Sensory Evaluation Center at Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by IFT’s Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division, Karen and John will have an opportunity to discuss their backgrounds, some of the challenges that they are facing today, as well as the initiatives they are working on to prepare for the future. Attendees of the fireside chat will have an opportunity to ask both panelists additional questions toward the end of the program.

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) will be hosting 30-minute webinars in response to COVID-19, as a means to provide their members up to date information and a platform for discussion. These events will cover a variety of pressing topics within the food and beverage industry and are offered on a weekly to bi-weekly schedule.

You can find more information & register for this webinar at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ift-fireside-chats-tickets-104151730630

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is a family-run business, growing on an ever-expanding global scale, and prides itself on adopting and implementing modern tactics and technologies, which provide superior quality and excellent customer service. This remains to be the heart and soul of the company, and is the “Bell Way” of doing business. With over 100 years of industry experience, Bell’s social science and research analysis are always a part of the recipe used to determine what is defining modern food and beverage culture. Bell’s detail-oriented regulatory and botanical team is constantly working to ensure flavors, botanicals, and raw materials comply with current regulatory restrictions and guidelines. Bell’s deep passion is to create products that captivate the world’s taste buds and stimulate the senses. This passion was instilled by Bell’s founder William M. Bell, and continues today.

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA focuses on functionality and innovation at Food ingredients Europe 2019 in Paris

At this year’s Food ingredients Europe, the world’s leading food and beverage ingredients show, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA presents a range of taste solutions with a strong focus on naturalness, health & well-being and innovation. From 3 to 5 December, Bell will showcase taste solutions for sugar reduction, innovative product concepts based on hemp as well as flavour inspirations for snack seasonings, meat products, confectionery and beverage products – delivering inspirations for a variety of industry applications.

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Bell at SEPAWA 2019

Bell EMEA Presents Latest Technology Developments and Environmentally Friendly Fragrances at the 2019 SEPAWA Congress

From 23 to 25 October Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA presents environmentally friendly fragrances as well as latest technology developments at SEPAWA Congress in Berlin. This year, they put the focus on the efficient and sustainable use of resources that enables first-class products, and at the same time help to protect the environment.

The creation of inspiring fragrances is part of the core business of Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA. The company is steadily working on improving its established products to meet the growing demands for functionality and environmental compatibility. Therefore, the Leipzig-based company is now introducing concepts revolving around natural or particularly environmentally friendly fragrances.

To consistently pursue the aspect of sustainability, Bell is also developing its technologies accordingly. They now created a version of their encapsulation system Bell MikroBurst®, that is made of natural ingredients only. In the segment of fine fragrances, sustainability is of increasing importance, too. Here a silicone-free version of the perfume cream Scent2Last was developed. Both applications offer well-known advantages in terms of performance.

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UK CULINARY CENTRE OPENING

Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA opens culinary centre and office in UK

Designed to encourage creativity, target culinary innovation and focus on regional product needs – Bell’s new culinary centre and office space in UK has been officially opened on September, 26th 2019. With the new location in Ketton, Stamford, Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA strengthens its culinary capabilities and regional reach within the market and sets a strong focus on speed to market and customer-centric culinary innovations tailored for the needs of the UK food and drink industry. Complementing Bell’s headquarters in Leipzig, Germany, the new facility incorporates a state-of-the-art test kitchen, meeting space and office facilities. An own culinary chef is working on-site to deliver on food innovation.

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Bell partners with Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Bell Flavors & Fragrances EMEA becomes part of the Gewandhausorchester Sponsors Club.

With the start of the new Gewandhaus season 2019/20 Bell Flavors & Fragrances starts its engagement as official Classic Partner of the worldwide renowned Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. With its commitment, the global operating company not only underlines the social activities at the Leipzig location, but further supports a sustainable form of cultural promotion – along with the company’s own values.

Combining regional responsibility with a global presence

As a global company and one of the leading suppliers of flavours, fragrances, botanical extracts and ingredient specialities to the beverage and food industry, as well as the household care and personal care industry, Bell Flavors & Fragrances represents quality, reliability and above all creativity. These values are also lived up to by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, thus ensuring a strong bond between the two partners. Through its commitment as a Classic Partner, Bell supports the Gewandhausorchester in maintaining its artistic performance and the attractiveness of its concert programme (commissioned compositions, performances by world-class soloists, promotion of young talent at the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy) as well as in strengthening the role of the Gewandhausorchester as Leipzig’s ambassador for guest performances abroad. Based on a strong attachment with the city, Bell’s partnership also focuses on the responsibility for the Leipzig location and its cultural charisma far beyond national borders as well as on a global level.

Oliver Saalmann, Vice President Flavours Division:

”We are very proud that we could find a partner such as the Gewandhausorchester that also combines regional responsibility and global presence and with whom we share common values. Cultural commitment is a high priority for us and is particularly characterised by our strong historically evolved connection to Leipzig and the region. We are looking forward to our future cooperation and to further promoting the cultural diversity of the Gewandhausorchester“.

The Gewandhausorchester: from town band to institution of international renown

The Gewandhausorchester is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. The enterprise was founded in 1743 by a group of 16 musical philanthropists – representatives of the nobility as well as regular citizens – forming a concert society by the name of Das Große Concert. The Gewandhausorchester´s unique contribution to Europe´s historical and current musical wealth has been recognized with the award of the European Cultural Heritage Label. Music lovers worldwide revere the highly individual sound palette that distinguishes the Gewandhausorchester from all other symphony orchestras. This unique sound identity, along with the extraordinarily rich diversity of the repertoire which the Gewandhausorchester performs, is cultivated in over 300 performances each year in the Orchestra’s three ‘homes’: as concert orchestra in the Gewandhaus, orchestra of the Leipzig Opera and orchestra for the weekly performances of the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Thomanerchor in St. Thomas’s Church. The Gewandhausorchester has toured the globe on a regular basis since 1916 and enjoys almost unparalleled presence in the media of radio, television, CD and DVD.
www.gewandhausorchester.de

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