FORESIGHT & TRENZ
Flavor of the Year 2022
Firmenich’s 2022 Flavor of the Year, called Magical Botanical, draws its inspiration from the latest Pantone® Color of the Year 2022, Very Peri, and the transformative power and magical nature of botanicals, ushering in a new era for inspired flavor creation.
Transforming Consumer Expectations
Our Human Insights surveys show clear indicators that consumers have become considerably more creative at home in the kitchen, learning to work with and combine nature’s most aromatic and culinarily relevant plants to create unexpected food and drink experiences.
Today’s consumer is hungry for more interesting and complex flavors, such as Magical Botanical, which contain benefits that go beyond single hero ingredients.
In the most recent wave of Firmenich’s global consumer tracking across 22 countries, the top 3 behavior changes noted by consumers during the past year were...
"To help serve the consumer-driven diet transformation with food & beverages that are better for people and planet, we aimed to develop a creation which embodies this transformation."
Emmanuel Butstraen, President, Taste & Beyond
The Botanical Flavor Market
New Product Launches
Most Popular Categories
Hot Drinks, Alcoholic Drinks, Baked Goods
CAGR Since 2017
Categories on the Rise
Sauces, Snacks, Juices, Confectionary, Desserts
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The Magical Botanical Collection
Firmenich Magical Botanical flavors were designed around a core of intriguing botanical ingredients and culinary herbs of natural origin and traceable sourcing known for their healing and immunity-supporting powers. Firmenich Creators paired these ingredients with dynamic elements of surprise and delight, transforming them into a collection of great-tasting flavors designed to inspire new creativity in a wide variety of applications.
BRUNO DE SIQUEIRA, BRAZIL
A flavor that invites complexity and depth with illusory taste.
Sylvain Lauvaux, Belgium
A taste that bewitches, evoking the intrigue of after dark.
Ana Laura Valdes, Mexico
A taste that gently energizes and harmonizes
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