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GCI’s Application Technologist – September Interviews

September 30, 2016


In September 2016, Gold Coast Ingredients’ Application Technologist, Jeff Barish, was interviewed by both the IFT Magazine and Food Ingredients First.

The IFT Magazine featured Jeff Barish in their article:

“Culinary Point of View: Using Culinary to Showcase Ingredients”

This this article, Jeff discusses his culinary background, career at Gold Coast Ingredients and the savory ice cream sundaes Gold Coast Ingredients’ showcased at the 2017 Annual IFT Food Expo.

The article is available in the IFT Magazine and on the IFT website and by clicking here.

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Food Ingredients First published an online article featuring key suppliers and their thoughts on bakery & snacks trends and formulation:

“Solutions for on Trend: Bakery & Snack”

In this article, Jeff reviews flavor trends in the snacks and bakery industries:

Our [Gold Coast Ingredients] R&D and Marketing Teams work closely together to stay updated on trending flavors and separate trends into respective categories.

Spice: Spice flavor trends have
increased throughout the past few years,
with products including crackers, chips
(potato, vegetable, tortilla), nuts, popcorn,
meat snacks and recently a growing
number of savory nutrition bars.

Indulgent: Indulgent flavors have
played a dominant role in flavoring bakery
products, including individual cakes,
brownies, cookies, donuts, snack and
nutrition bars. These flavors have also
helped innovation in the popcorn and
nut industries.

Green: The green smoothie and juice
trend has migrated into “healthy” snack
chip and popcorn products. Flavors in
this space are: kale, spinach, parsley,
cucumber and apple.

Free From: With vegan, allergen-free
and other health concerns influencing
the bakery and snack industries, so has
the demand for flavors that are free from
select ingredients. Gold Coast Ingredients
has developed flavors that replicate
consumers’ favorite food products and
ingredients, without using any traces
of animal proteins, dairy, nuts and even
today’s costly vanillas.

Classic: Despite the evolution of innovation,
classic flavors such as vanilla,
chocolate, strawberry and lemon flavors,
continue to be leading flavors throughout
the bakery and snack industries.

The rest of the article can be downloaded by clicking here.

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