July 24, 2017

Good Food Awards – Finalists 2017

Chosen from 2,059 entrants, 291 companies were named finalists for the Good Food Awards 2017. Now in its seventh year, Good Food Awards are given to the best in each of the following 14 categories: beer, cider, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, … [Read more...]

SIAL Food Innovation Awards 2015

This year the following were judged to be the 10 best innovations at SIAL Canada. Nupasta - Konjac Angel Hair: Gluten free. Ready in 1 minute. Made with konjac root and non-GMO soy. Innovation: component – recipe. Country: China, Canada, … [Read more...]

Natural Products Expo West – Anaheim 2015: What’s new?

The 2015 NPEW - Trade show was attended by more than 70,000 participants and more than 2,700 exhibitors. Among the latest trends: In the beauty category, we're seeing the emergence of more product lines featuring nutrient-rich, edible ingredients … [Read more...]

Stonemill removes gender specific labelling on “Wellbeing” breads

Recently Stonemill Bakehouse, a Toronto-based bakery, launched Men's and Women's Wellbeing breads. The intention was to support the unique and different nutrient needs of men and women. Stonemill worked under the guidance of a registered dietitian to … [Read more...]

FLAVOUR FORECAST 2014—Consumers are looking for “HEAT”

Taste is consistently identified by consumers as the number ONE determinant of food choice. So it’s not surprising that flavour sells. But which flavours do consumers go for you may ask? Well McCormick has been trending ingredients and forecasting … [Read more...]

Collin Thornton wins @ RAWF 1st International Chef Competition

Collin Thornton, Chef at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel was presented with the first place ribbon as part of The Royal Winter Agricultural Fair's (RAWF) first International Chef Competition today.  Chefs from New York’s Waldorf Astoria and Chicago's … [Read more...]

SIAL Canada 2014 – Innovation Awards

More than 80 products were entered in the SIAL CANADA INNOVATION contest this year. Fifty (50) products were pre-selected and presented to the Grand Jury, ten (10) made the final cut and one (1) was acclaimed the grand winner. Below, you will find … [Read more...]

New Food Trends at Chelsea Market Baskets in NYC

Our food trek through New York City last week, led us to the Chelsea Market. A block long, a block wide and located in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, this indoor market feels like a neighbourhood market with a global … [Read more...]

Traditional retail may be under attack in Canada

Online shopping is gaining momentum in Canada according to Carman Allison, Director, Consumer Insights at Nielsen. Allison spoke to a room full of participants at the 2013 State of the Industry symposium hosted by NSF-GFTC in Toronto on November 7, … [Read more...]

Susan likes the “Fuel Snack’n Dip Container”

Now, this container is so cute it just might be worth filling.  The Snack 'N Dip Container  by Trudeau is perfect for carrot or celery sticks and dip. It is ideal for a few crackers and cream cheese or pita and hummus.  After all, it comes with it's … [Read more...]