Thursday, June 8, 2017

Phil's Food Reviews, Goth Foods

IFIC Report Proves Consumers Confused About What's Healthy, 5 Environmental Offenders in Packaged Foods

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Why Your Store Needs to Be Selling Black (Goth) Food

Besides being an Instagram hit, there's a reason black foods are so enticing.

A new color trend is gaining a lot of attention from consumers all around the world and a study published in Flavour journal starts to explain why. The research points out color as the most important product-intrinsic sensory cue, when it comes to taste and flavor expectations. The study was based on a large body of laboratory research that analyzed how people reacted to food color that did not match the taste and how it affected the overall experience. Taste is scientifically defined as the perception of the basic tastes (sour, sweet, bitter, salty) that are detected by receptors in the oral cavity. Flavor refers to the situations where a retronasal olfactory component (meaty, burnt, floral, fruity, citrusy and so on) is experienced. So color itself can't change the actual taste but it can affect the flavor experience. 

5 Environmental Offenders in Packaged Foods
Are you looking forward to spending your summer days having long picnics, eating on-the-go snacks and socializing with family and friends? While it sounds lovely, these kinds of activities usually involve a big environmental pet peeve – plastic! Here are 5 packaged foods you should avoid. 

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Phil's Food Reviews for Wednesday June 7th, 2017
This week on Facebook live, Phil reviewed these new products: The Real Coconut Coconut Flour Tortilla Chips Himalayan Pink Salt, Mighty Organic Beef Sticks Original, and Finlandia Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil Reduced Fat Plain. Give our Facebook page a like to see the next live broadcast.

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Confused About 'Healthy Foods'?
IFIC's latest survey doesn't have good news. About eight in 10 survey respondents said they have found conflicting information about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid -- and more than half of them said the conflicting information has them second-guessing the choices they make when they are shopping for food in the supermarket.

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Today's Must Reads

- Gwyneth Paltrow and Serena Williams are investing in a frozen foods subscription service.

- For $9-12/per glass, at P.F. Chang's you can have wine specifically created to complement the restaurant chain's dishes.

- What are your employees eating? At Warby Parker you won't see ham sandwiches and potato chips. In house catering brings staff much more interesting meals.

- As Trump continues his efforts to reduce SNAP participation, he is now calling for retailers to pay a fee if they want to accept food stamps.

- Don't miss National
Rosé Day and your opportunity to promote one of these frozen cocktails to your shoppers.
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