Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

Melanie Loades talks to The Grocer about Clean Label

The Grocer takes a closer look at ‘Clean Label’ product development

Posted by Froghop on 12 December 2018

Froghop’s founder, Melanie Loades, was recently interviewed by The Grocer magazine for a piece on the trend towards Clean Label product development. Here’s a summary of the article and a recap on what it all means. So what is Clean Label? In 2008, journalist and activist, Michael Pollan wrote the New York Times bestseller ‘In […]

Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2018-19: the rise of the mindful consumer

Waitrose Food and Drink Report: the rise of the mindful consumer

Posted by Stephen Morris on 30 November 2018

Mindfulness of our wellbeing and environment is having a huge influence on the way we shop and eat, according to the Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2018-19.

Using medical marijuana in food products - CBD

Using cannabis in food products

Posted by Froghop on 31 October 2018

The number of CBD consumers doubled in the last year. What is it, is it legal and how are people using cannabis in food products?

Ketogenic dietary - example of specific dietary requirements

Creating products for specific dietary requirements

Posted by Froghop on 30 September 2018

Creating products for specific dietary requirements helps producers serve specific consumer groups but what does it mean from a development perspective?

What we loved at Lunch! 2018

Posted by Jo Povey on 27 September 2018

Focusing on food-on-the-go, it’s packed with innovative and tasty products. Here’s some we loved at Lunch 2018.

The future of food production - guest post

Guest Post: The future of food production?

Posted by Froghop on 20 September 2018

Producing more food while making it healthier isn’t easy. This guest post from Innovate UK looks at the future of food production and farming.

Beyond Meat and the 'bleeding' meat-free burger: What the UK's 22m flexitarians are waiting for?

Flexitarians and the rise of meat-free meat

Posted by Froghop on 29 August 2018

Plant-based alternatives to meat are getting increasingly sophisticated. Is the “bleeding” burger what the UK’s 22m flexitarians are waiting for?

What you need to know and do about allergens and food production

Posted by Froghop on 31 July 2018

Around 1.5m in the UK suffer from food allergies. What should food businesses be aware of and how should they manage allergens and food production.

Mel's views on the healthy ice cream trend.

In the news: Mel talks to Elle UK about ‘healthy ice creams’

Posted by Froghop on 27 June 2018

Halo Top, the low-calorie, high-protein ice cream outsold every other brand in the USA last year. Find out what we think about ‘healthy ice creams’.

What artisan food producers can learn from the craft beer trend

What your artisan food business can learn from the craft beer revolution

Posted by Froghop on 26 June 2018

Craft beer is a significant trend but it isn’t just brewers who should take note. Artisan food producers of all types can learn from what’s driving it.