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Times are very different from March 5, 2020, when Forté exhibited at the SCIFT Suppliers’ Night in Anaheim, CA. COVID and SIP have made it challenging to do “business as usual”. Good news though, R&D is crafty, and working from home offers a great opportunity to rapid prototype. Rapid prototyping means transforming your ideas into things very quickly. The materials and supplies do not need to be extravagant and many suppliers like Forté, will ship ingredients directly to your home. Creating a rapid prototype from home allows me to tap into my wild ideas completely. Toss those “can this be commercialized?” thoughts aside for the moment. The objective here is to get out of your head and just make something!
The shopping list is short if you are creating a food product. You may have what you need right in your very own kitchen. Although the process is free-flowing, I always recommend taking good notes and measuring each ingredient with a simple scale (available on Amazon). This way when you are back in the lab, you have a good starting point. If your idea drifts to packaging, explore your craft drawer or search your local grocery store for food items in unique packages. Save the packaging and then put your product in it to see how your product translates to another level. We are here to help you find your forté.
Reach out if you need help getting started. Keep safe!
Today marks the anniversary of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla victory during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Typically, the day is commemorated with parades and parties but seeing as we will be spending our Cinco de Mayo social distancing, we want to share with you our favorite margarita recipe to help you celebrate the day with a fun fiesta at home!
“Natural flavors continue to be our most popular format, followed by non-GMO and organic. Both nostalgic flavor profiles and fantasy flavor profiles are popular. Forté can mimic these profiles in all three formats. Examples of fantasy flavors are cookie dough and blue raspberry. They are profiles that do not exist in nature; however, we can create these using natural flavoring ingredients. Our most popular nostalgic flavor requests are caramel, butterscotch, and maple.”
Stacey also identifies vanilla as a top flavor. Vanilla is a versatile flavor that may stand alone for sugar cookies or combined with chocolate, coffee, and/or fruit to give baked goods a rich, rounded flavor. The other two top flavors for Forté’s customers are blueberry and lemon. Lemon is a tangy profile that lends itself well in icings, cookies, cakes, and baked snacks. Interestingly, blueberry the fruit itself has very little taste or aroma; consumers have become accustomed to a blueberry taste that can sometimes only be achieved by adding a blueberry flavor.
To all of our friends, our thoughts are with you and your families during these difficult times. Despite the distancing, we’re all coming together and doing what we can to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and protect our global community in times of great need.
Even though we can’t see your smiling faces in person, we will continue to reach out and be available for you online. In the meantime, we would like to thank you again for your partnership with Forté Flavors and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
At Forté, we are committed to the health and safety of our team and customers as we do our part to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to provide excellent customer service.
Forté Flavors is located in California and we have been issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus. We are restricting all travel for our team and will continue to operate remotely therefore service and production will not be affected. We will continue to do our part and follow good manufacturing practices within our facility to ensure the safety of our flavors.
Until further notice, our events have been postponed, rescheduled or canceled. For convenience, we’ve included the event links below for more information or you can check back on our website for updates.