Food Texture Plays Vital Role in Consumer Satisfaction

Consumers know that texture heightens sensory experience and often contributes a greater feeling of indulgence

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Texture is vital in food and drink formulation as it can be the difference between consumer acceptance or instant aversion. Texture’s impact also is not limited to mouthfeel. It is relevant to a product’s flavor, appearance and even a related auditory sound. For these reasons, it plays a strong role in the entire eating experience. Read More

Williams, Lu Ann. “Food Texture Plays Vital Role in Consumer Satisfaction.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 18 Nov. 2021, https://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/126277-food-texture-plays-vital-role-in-consumer-satisfaction.

What’s on the horizon for pet food ingredients

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When you think of pet food ingredients what comes to mind?  Probably beef or chicken, maybe “white fish” for cats?  These have been staple ingredients for most pet foods brands in recent memory.  However, health-conscious pet parents and the super-premium brands they support have become increasingly interested in unique, sustainable proteins, such as, tilapia, green beans, millet and more recently, insect meal.  Read More


LANI, Brand Insights from. “What’s on the Horizon for Pet Food Ingredients.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS, PetfoodIndustry.com, 2 Nov. 2021, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/10752-whats-on-the-horizon-for-pet-food-ingredients.

New, Traditional Oils and Fats are Heating Up in Food Product Product Development

At more than twice the calories of carbohydrates and protein, oils and fats are once again being scrutinized more closely

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With such an acute focus on well-being in the wake of a year and a half of an ongoing global health crisis, consumers are paying closer attention than ever to the ingredients in the foods they eat. Moreover, with working from home shifting from a temporary to a permanent state for many workers, these same consumers have learned the hard way that calories count, so counting calories is back. At more than twice the calories of carbohydrates and protein, oils and fats in the diet are once again being scrutinized more closely. Read More.


David Feder, RDN. “New, Traditional Oils and Fats Are Heating up in Food Product Product Development.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 24 Aug. 2021, https://www.preparedfoods.com/articles/125929-new-traditional-oils-and-fats-are-heating-up-in-food-product-product-development.