January is a month for predictions as well as resolutions and, whilst the good intentions can come and go all-too fast, we have a whole year to see whether what the industry experts predict in terms of food trends for 2016 come good.
The team at Beef Magazine has summed up what it believes to be the 16 strongest emerging food trends for 2016 – so we took them and compared what we at Spice Drops®do within our business.
- NEW FOOD SAFETY DEMANDS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Our quality assurance procedures and processes are robust – you can read about how we make our drops here .
All our products are ethically-produced and come from sustainable resources. We are a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers (BAFTS).
- FOOD APPLICATION TECHNOLOGY
Our products are innovative, and we are using scientific technology to get the best flavour.
- CHILDREN’S HEALTH
Our drops give you the chance to add loads of flavour to food with no added nasties – perfect for children.
- FOOD WASTE REDUCTION
In our manufacturing, we produce less than 1% waste (we’re very proud of that). Plus, with Spice Drops® being liquid and concentrated in size, there is less wastage. The longer shelf life (without loss of flavour) further reduces waste.
- NEW CUTS OF MEAT
Okay – this isn’t our thing. Spice Drops® are Vegan-certified!
- TRANSPARENCY OF FOODS
We know you want to know where you food comes from – that’s why we have a transparent supply chain and product process.
- NATURAL FOODS
Our Spice Drops® use predominantly natural ingredients. They mix easily with your chosen foods and drinks. We match the proportion of emulsifier to each concentrated spice extract. Spice Drops® are water-soluble, fat-soluble, and their emulsifier is derived from plants.
- LOCALLY-GROWN PRODUCE
Although Spice Drops® aren’t made on your doorstep here in the UK,we use locally-grown produce from near our factory in India almost exclusively. This means fresh produce from trusted suppliers who we can work with and monitor. There is one exception: Saffron, which we source from Iran in order to bring you the very best quality and flavour.
- HAVING A STORY
The Spice Drops® story spans three generations of the same family, and all the women in our factory have their own stories to tell – we’re a socially-responsible business.
- COMFORT FOODS
Whether it’s a soup, curry, roast or pudding, Spice Drops® add wonderful flavours to all sorts of comfort foods!
- MEAL KITS
We find this interesting, as many meal kits now come with individual sachets of spices to add. Whilst we know this makes life much easier, having all those ingredients in Spice Drops®form in the storecupboard means you can have your own ‘kit’ at home – saving you money and enabling you to rustle something up at a moment’s notice.
- BIG FLAVOURS
That’s exactly what it’s all about: accessible, authentic flavours! And, by using our precise dropper system, you can control exactly how much flavour you add.
- ARTISANAL FOODS
Yes, we are an artisan producer – with big ambitions!
- CUSTOMISED FOODS
Spice Drops® put flexible flavours at your fingertips, meaning you can add as little or as much as you like at any stage of the cooking process. You can even add different amounts to the same dish to suit the family tastebuds.
- FOOD INCUBATORS
Are you a ‘foodpreneur’ starting a food business, restaurant or café? Are you extending your product range and seeking high-quality natural flavours to make your dishes stand out? If so, do contact us:we’re sure to have something to meet your needs. And, because we are a very agile business, we have an extremely responsive product development process.