After a two-year in-person hiatus, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) FIRST Event and Expo was back at Chicago’s McCormick Place. FIRST stands for Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology. In other words, the expo is a place to see the latest global food and beverage trends on display and to show off what ofi can offer our customers across our ingredients and in application.
In case you missed our booth, we worked hard to showcase all of ofi’s capabilities. We shared how our nuts, cocoa, coffee, dairy, and spices product portfolio works together to create great concepts like walnut chorizo tacos and a cocoa golden milk. Plant-based and better-for-you were just two of the trends our concepts were rooted in. Not only did we share our interpretations of on-going trends, but we also announced the launch of deZaan organic cocoa. If you’re interested in learning more about ofi and partnering to make it real, email us.
So, what trends did we see?