Articles on trends and consumer preferences pertaining to ingredients used in the frozen food products.


Texture: The Latest “It” Ingredient for QSR Desserts

March 28, 2019

Texture is an important component for food and beverage companies that are looking to develop new product lines that excite consumers. Named by Mintel a key trend, texture is the newest tool to help engage consumers. In a recent article, Pecan Deluxe Candy’s Account Director, Adam Utley discusses how texture is driving the key trends […]

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McDonald’s USA Cuts Artificial Ingredients in Burgers

October 4, 2018

McDonald’s USA has announced that its classic burgers have no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and no added colors from artificial sources. These ingredient changes affect all 14,000 U.S. restaurants, marking this the next major milestone in McDonald’s food journey and another way the company is helping customers feel good about the food they’re enjoying. […]


Ingredients: Traceability is Key

June 14, 2018

Traceability in ingredients has become very important, as consumers look to support local businesses. Some frozen food producers say that for many consumers, global food brands and chains have less of an appeal. They are conscious of food provenance and make an effort to buy items that have come from closer to home. By Dan […]


Ingredients Can Elevate Ready Meals

March 23, 2018

According to a study by Ingredion, 37% of consumers associate convenience food with being unhealthy, over-processed and containing undesirable ingredients, compared to one in five who took a neutral position on convenience food. “When it comes to foods that are quick and easy to prepare, manufacturers have got their work cut out to change consumer […]


Cargill Introduces Ingredient Range for Frozen Foods

October 12, 2017

In response to growing consumer demand for simple, familiar ingredients, Cargill is launching a portfolio of functional native starches under the new SimPure brand. SimPure offers food and beverage manufacturers tailor-made, functional native starches that deliver the simple ingredient label consumers want, along with greater process tolerance, shelf life and storage stability. The product line […]

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