We Tried Instant Decaf Coffee With “Benefits”

Decaf coffee often gets a bad rap – for starters, it doesn’t have caffeine, which is a bummer for a lot of people. On top of this, to remove the caffeine, producers of decaf coffee sometimes soak unroasted coffee beans in a chemical mixture which can include benzene and methylene chloride (a paint stripper that was recently banned by the EPA). So what do you … Continue reading We Tried Instant Decaf Coffee With “Benefits”

We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

Food technology is responsible for creating everything from cultivated meat to lab-grown chocolate – and now, animal-free dairy milk. We know – that phrase sounds like a total oxymoron, but a Bored Cow has made this a reality. Bored Cow is a brand from Perfect Day, which is a heavily-funded food tech start-up based in Silicon Valley. Perfect Day produces whey protein without cows or … Continue reading We Tried Bored Cow’s Animal-Free Dairy Milk

FYI: Alcohol-Free Wine, it’s a Thing

There are a myriad of reasons why one might not be drinking – health reasons, religion, culture, addiction, pregnancy, or simply, not liking the taste or feeling of alcohol. If you haven’t noticed, alcohol is omnipresent in so many social situations. So much so, that when you say no to alcohol, you receive weird looks or comments. It can feel awkward to not be holding … Continue reading FYI: Alcohol-Free Wine, it’s a Thing

Too Many Invasive Green Crabs? Turn Them Into Whiskey.

Invasive species can cause absolute chaos in local ecosystems, and one small creature doing exactly this is the green crab. In the 1800s, the green crab hitched a ride on European merchant ships to New England. To this day, 200 years later, this invasive species is destroying estuaries and kelp beds, and devouring clams and mussels (which are a key food source for other species). … Continue reading Too Many Invasive Green Crabs? Turn Them Into Whiskey.

Future of Coffee: Instant Cold Brew from Saturnbird

When it starts inching towards 80 degrees, reaching for hot coffee is an abomination. It’s mid-summer, and officially the season for cold brew and iced lattes. At Future Foodie, we think we may have found our favorite new product and drink of the summer: instant cold brew coffee from Saturnbird. SaturnBird is a coffee roaster based in Shanghai that began selling specialty coffee products (like … Continue reading Future of Coffee: Instant Cold Brew from Saturnbird

Shake Shack Teams Up With NotCo to Offer Vegan Milkshakes

Shake Shack is hoping to bring all plant-based people to their yard with their new shake and frozen custard. They have teamed up with the NotCo, a Chilean food-tech company that produces plant-based alternatives, to offer a dairy-free version of their famous shakes (news from Food Navigator). The shake combines NotCo’s popular Not Milk product with its creamy chocolate custard that can also be purchased … Continue reading Shake Shack Teams Up With NotCo to Offer Vegan Milkshakes

Using the Science of Bubbles for the Perfect Glass of Wine

When sipping on a glass of sparkling wine, you would never want it to be too flat, or overly carbonated. Using carbonation technology, Libby is a new wine company that offers “sessionable” wines with the perfect amount of bubbles. Here is how Libby is challenging the traditions and elitism of sparkling wine with category-defining differentiators: A new kind of bubble—Libby uses precision carbonation technology to … Continue reading Using the Science of Bubbles for the Perfect Glass of Wine

Kelp, Marshmallows, and Pancakes – Bizarre Trends in the Craft Beer World

Craft beer as we know is a relatively new category in the realm of alcoholic beverages. Anchor Brewing was technically considered the first craft brewery in the United States, but what we recognize as craft beer today is radically different. Now, we can get our hands on beers like Milkshake DIPAs and Pumpkin Spice Stouts, to the joy of some and disgust of others. As … Continue reading Kelp, Marshmallows, and Pancakes – Bizarre Trends in the Craft Beer World

Food & Alcohol – The Ultimate Love Language

Even if you don’t enjoy the heavily commercialized Valentine’s Day, you likely still enjoy receiving gifts of chocolate and wine. A box of chocolate truffles, a bottle of red wine, and a bouquet of flowers are all common (and pretty generic) gifts on this holiday… what if you could give your loved ones unique treats from the food tech space? Future Foodie rounded up a … Continue reading Food & Alcohol – The Ultimate Love Language

We Tried Moodrink, BetterMoo(d)’s Herb-Infused Oatmilk

BetterMoo(d), a non-dairy product manufacturer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, unveiled a new oat milk beverage this week. The difference from other oat milk on the market? The plant-based dairy alternative is infused with a proprietary blend of herbs and botanicals. At Future Foodie, we were lucky enough to be one of the first to try samples of the product. BetterMoo(d) sent us two samples … Continue reading We Tried Moodrink, BetterMoo(d)’s Herb-Infused Oatmilk