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Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

What makes a food product stand out?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 21 August 2019

What does 20 years of experience tell us about what it takes to get a product off the ground and into the hands of consumers.

3 predictions for food producers in 2018

3 things for food producers to think about in 2018

Posted by Melanie Loades on 8 December 2017

As 2017 ends, we hope you get to stop and think about what you want to achieve next year. Here’s what we think food producers should be pondering for 2018.

What you need to know about the forthcoming sugar tax

Posted by Melanie Loades on 13 November 2017

The UK Sugar Tax on drinks comes into force in April 2018. What it will mean for food producers and what are your options?

Alternative proteins: trends, challenges and opportunities

Alternative proteins: demand is rising but will bugs ever be mainstream?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 30 September 2017

The market for alternative proteins is growing, driving innovation and attracting investment. It also presents opportunities and challenges for producers.

What does fresh mean in food product development?

Food Claims: What does fresh mean in food?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 30 June 2017

Presenting claims about your product can make a big difference to sales. However, it’s vital that the words you don’t mislead the consumer.

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 March 2017

Recent research into clean label products suggests that a majority of people are prepared to pay more for food or drink made with ingredients they trust.

Developing high--protein foods and using plant protein sources

Developing high-protein foods and using plant protein sources

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 January 2017

High protein is in high demand and plant protein sources are becoming increasingly well-used. Find out more about developing high-protein foods.

Shelf life testing and development for new products

Shelf life testing and development for your new food product

Posted by Melanie Loades on 26 September 2016

Producers launching a new product can struggle to find the right balance between quality and longevity. So how should you approach shelf life testing?

Food labelling: Are you ready for the changes to requirements?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 August 2016

From December 2016, comprehensive nutrition labelling will be mandatory for all pre-packed foods in the UK. What do you need to know about it?

Optimising the sensory properties of food

What do producers need to know about the sensory properties of food?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 28 July 2016

Taste is the most obvious of the sensory properties of food. However, smell, sound, texture and appearance can all have a dramatic impact your food product.