Comax Flavors has published its 14th study as part of the company’s primary research program. The Ice Cream and Plant-Based Ice Cream study involved 1,000 US participants – men and women aged 18-70 – and was designed to “better understand the evolving consumer” as plant-based trends accelerate in the ice cream category.
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Comax Flavors conducted a study of 1,200 U.S. respondents aged 21-70+. The study examined alcohol consumption habits and preferences to better understand consumers’ behavior, usage and attitudes towards Vodka, Rum, Whiskey/Whisky, Gin, Tequila, Liqueur/Cordial/Schnapps, Cream Liqueur and Crème Liqueur.
Plant-Powered Snacks capitalizes on consumers’ quest for better-for-you plant-based foods and the trend to snacking while No Proof Needed addresses sober curious consumers’ interest in low and no alcohol beverages. Asian Influences taps into the growing younger demographics’ attraction to Asian flavors driven by unique colors and textures while So Doughlicious focuses on consumers’ appetite for nostalgic indulgence.
Drink To Your Health is a collection of better-for-you beverages while Meatless Meals addresses consumers’ effort to eat less meat and incorporate more plant-based protein into their diets. A Passage To India capitalizes on the growing younger demographics’ attraction to multicultural flavors while Steeped In Culture taps into consumers’ interest in high-impact fermented and pickled flavors.
Not Milking It is a collection of indulgent flavors formulated for plant-based dairy alternatives while Rest Assured addresses the infinite search for relaxing and comforting flavors to encourage sleep. Think Pink capitalizes on the younger demographics’ affinity for instagramable and colorful, pink foods and flavors while The Familiar with the Not So Familiar taps into consumers’ desire for fun and playful flavors that are dimensional and add an element of surprise.
Flower Power is a collection of floral inspired flavors while Spice Is Nice addresses the globalization of America’s palate and the accessibility of flavorful spices. Smoke Out capitalizes on consumers’ affinity for new textures and dimensional flavors while Nostalgia Remix taps into consumers’ desire to reconnect with the comforts of childhood.
In response to consumers demanding less processed, better-for-you products, Comax Flavors reveals the Green Goodness and Cup of Tea collections while the Cuban Culture and Chef’s Table collections address the younger demographics, multicultural consumers and consumers craving authentic culinary experiences.
Melting Pot is in response to consumers’ changing taste palates and continual shifts in demographics while In a Nutshell addresses the health and wellness trend and features a collection of powerhouse nut flavors, which emphasizes their diverse tastes and textures. Coffee House taps into the convenience trend and meets the demand for Barista-style coffees and Breakfast Anytime explores the blurring of categories and investigates breakfast options.
Comax Flavors presents the non-alcoholic Wine-Beer flavor collection in Muscat Grape, Madeira Wine and Muscato Wine flavors crafted specifically for beer. For consumers who prefer a non-wine flavor, Comax offers Cardamom and Sweet Cinnamon flavors add a hint of spice while Hickory Smoke and Black Walnut flavors create nutty nuances.
Comax Flavors developed flavor modifiers and sweetener enhancers to meet specific product needs. Flavor modifiers create a natural mouthfeel while allowing less fat and/or calories in the product. Sweetness enhancers do a similar job when sugar content is cut, yielding products with the sweetness consumers crave.
Comax Flavors opens Innovation Center and Flavor Manufacturing Facility in China. The new Shanghai R&D Innovation Center is a 434 M2 facility equipped with state-of-the-art research labs for flavor creation, application and innovation. The Huaibei Manufacturing facility has liquid, powder and spray dry flavor manufacturing capabilities, quality control labs and warehouses for both raw materials and finished goods.