Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fresh Blueberries in Florida Schools

Check out the creative use of fresh blueberries in a Fort Myers, Florida school! 

India National New Product Launch- Blueberry Beverage

It's a big deal!   Newspaper, television and radio ads throughout India to announce the launch of a new blueberry-containing beverage.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Japan Food Tech Exposition

USHBC returns to the premiere food tech exposition in Japan - International Food Ingredients and Additives -- also known as IFIA.  (May 24-26, 2017 at Tokyo Big Site)  This is a show similar to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) back in the USA.   Exhibitors are "ingredient solution" suppliers such as powders, purees, liquids and concentrates.  The attendees are some of the leading food manufacturing companies from Japan and all over Asia.  

Welcome to the largest ingredient exhibition in Japan!

Beauty Emphasis
Beauty is everywhere!  Manufacturers of other beauty related ingredients surround USHBC.

All systems go!  Ready for the show!

Beauty from Within - Japan

This product says it all --  Beauty & Healthy.

The product is sold in convenience stores throughout Japan and includes beauty-associated ingredients like collagen.

The blueberry beauty craze has spread all over Asia.  Note the number of new blueberry-containing beauty products in the Philippines.  The concept-- blueberry extract on the ingredient statement and lots of blueberry identity on the package!

2017 Highlights

Here is a popular product from China that associates beauty and eye care.

This Nivea lip butter is sold throughout the region, 

Shower Gel from Marks & Spencer sold in the Philippines.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

USHBC exhibits at SIAL China

What a difference a year makes.  USHBC exhibited at the SIAL China exposition in Shanghai and found a blueberry hungry food industry.  
>Dried blueberries are the market star with sugar infused product sold in stores and online malls as well as through the huge dried fruit trade.
>Dairy customers lined up to talk purees, puree concentrates and juice.
>China is a fruit juice consuming country and consumers love 100 percent blueberry juice made from concentrate.
>Frozen blueberries are demand mainly for production of sauces and fillings.  These products are essential for further ingredient use in baking, snacks and confectionery.
Here are some action shots at the Sial China!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Blueberry Sauces Debut at Seoulfoods

Koreans love spicy foods.  Now, USHBC presents a whole line of savory blueberry sauces at the recent Seoulfoods Exhibition which was held May 16-19, 2017 in Ilsan.

Our in-country food technologist Sunyong Lee wowed the food industry visitors with a collection of barbeque sauces, chili sauces, blueberry ketchups and others.  The star of the show was pickled blueberries -- a real hit!

Here is a photo of booth action with Sunyong meeting the attendees and talking blueberries.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Taipei Bakery Show

Taiwan has been a wonderful fresh market for fresh US blueberries for the past two decades with lots of fresh and foodservice promotions.   Now, the processed blueberry side is on the rise.   Blueberry Mandy visited the recent Taipei International Bakery Show and met with suppliers and bakers.  Blueberries were everywhere!

Locally made blueberry fillings

Bakery fillings

Blueberry cake toppings

Imported blueberry jams

Cupcakes are a new item with potential.  Lots of blueberries perched on top!

Locally packed dried blueberries

Blueberry vinegar is on the rise, a real natural medicine and beauty drink

More blueberry fillings - imports.

Syrups for coffee shops