Donald Pszczola

Donald E. Pszczola

It’s hard to believe but this past IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo marked the beginning of the second decade of our event in the 21st century. (Or to put it another way, this was the 11th meeting of this century, if you count the year 2000 as the first one.) In any case, it seemed only like yesterday that we were wondering if Y2K would mean the end of civilization (ingredients included).Today’s beverage concepts utilize trendy fruit or floral flavors, vanilla-tea combinations, assorted teas, and masking flavors used in conjunction with sweetener alternatives.

When covering this year’s event, I couldn’t help thinking back on some of the major ingredient developments…

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Food Technology magazine Senior Editor and key member of the Food Technology editorial staff for 26 years.
Donald Pszczola