Bell Flavors & Fragrances Showcases Spark Trend at the IFT National Expo 2016

IFT_Booklet_2016 1Bell Flavors and Fragrances is looking forward to attending the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo on July 17 through July 19, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. IFT hosts over 1,000 companies for a three day convention where food professionals are able to network and showcase the newest products and trends seen in the market today.

This year Bell Flavors and Fragrances will highlight flavors from one of their Spark™ trends, The Well-Traveled Kitchen: India. This trend features flavors that are intoxicatingly aromatic with mysterious boldness and exotic versatility. Capable of running the gamut from savory to sour and spicy to sweet, the unique contrasting tastes of India can create new comfort foods for consumers.

IFT_Booklet_2016 2For Sunday, July 17th and Monday, July 18th in the Bell Flavors & Fragrances’ savory corner they will showcase Bhel Puri which is made out of puffed rice, vegetables and tamarind sauce.  Bhel Puri is a savory snack or chaat originating in cafes and street food stalls of Mumbai. The dish prepared by Bell will feature a cilantro tamarind chaat sauce which includes Tamarind, Garam Masala and Cilantro Flavors as well as a cucumber mint raita with a Cucumber and Mint flavor. To make the dish spicier a tamarind fire sauce with Sweet Cooked Tamarind and Garam Masala Flavor is available.

For Tuesday, July 19th the savory dish is a naan pizza topped with makhani sauce with Tikka Masala Curry Flavor, madras curry pimento cheese with Yellow Madras Curry and Cumin Flavor and sweet and spicy mango chutney with Mango Flavor. Naan originates from India and is the most popular flat bread served with South Asian food.

IFT_Booklet_2016 3Being served in the sweet corner is the malai gola which is the perfect Indian summer dessert. This common street food dessert is simple when you think about the ingredients but complex when you experience the flavors. Gola is literally shaved ice that can be topped with a variety of flavored syrups, fruits and/or dried fruits. Combinations that are suggested to try include the Delhi-uxe with Tamarind, Cumin, Pineapple,
Mango and Saffron Flavors. The Double Mango variety has a Green Mango Flavor and Juicy Mango Flavor as well as Chai Flavor. Also available is Kashmiri Rose with Pineapple and Rose Cardamom Flavor in addition to Indian Summer with Orange, Saffron and Coconut Cream Flavor.

IFT_Booklet_2016 4Don’t forget to stop by the beverage corner and sample the cold brew flavored coffees. Cold brew is becoming the iced coffee drink of choice for many US consumers. Mintel reports state that retails sales of cold brew have reached $7.9 million in sales, increasing 115% since 2014. Overall the market of cold brew has seen a very accelerated and healthy growth since 2010
with a 339% increase to date. Bell Flavors & Fragrances will be sampling a Vanilla Cardamom and Indian Spice Flavor.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances is proud to be exhibiting at the Chicago IFT Annual Expo and looks forward to seeing new and old faces stopping by booth #1267 to taste our food and beverages inspired by India.