Low and no-alcohol lifestyles are booming! As a result, consumers are looking for alternatives, and not just for their beverages. Generation Z are much healthier than any other generation as we as consumers are much more informed about what is good and what is bad, including the short and long term effects that alcohol has on the body. Alcohol free, reduced alcohol and alcohol alternatives are popping up all over shops – from Seedlip’s ‘Spirit Alternative”, to Nirvana’s alcohol-free brewery in East London. Alcohol can be incorporated in the food & beverage industry by transforming cocktails, craft beers and small-scale distillery spirits into exciting new chocolates and sweets. This can be applied to many formats such as prosecco flavouring, champagne and cinnamon marmalade, Irish coffee flavours or whisky & cream, mince pie cookies and Christmas pudding flavourings or formats. By keeping flavours alcohol free a larger reach can be targeted, with the number of people who do not drink alcohol on the increase in the UK (10.6 million people approx according to the office for national statistics for 2017). Other trending alcohol-free flavours include:
- Stout (like Guinness)
- Advocaat (Egg nog)
- Mulled Wine
- Irish Coffee
- Sangria – with Christmas fruits and prosecco
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If you are interested in getting alcohol free flavours, find out how we can help – Contact FDL today!