Today's Power Pantry
The kitchen was Command Central during the pandemic, and the pantry the power hub.
While a key role in the house was line cook or top chef, it was only made possible with great supply chain management. As quarantine lingered on, the pantry evolved from a place to store simple basics to a place to fuel and explore. We reached for small jars of flavor adventures to add topspin to everyday meals. And we started experimenting with plant based versions of classic staples.
Pantry photo:Smart Kitchen Insights
Plant-based Pantry
There's been a shift that goes way beyond white flour to almond flour: now home cooks can store shelf stable microwaveable cauliflower cups and chickpea pasta. Check out this exciting video: Solely Spaghetti Squash Demo. Think of a classic and soon you'll find the plant based alternative (voila! oat milk icecream).

joyfulplate insight: This makes sense as vegan, FODMAP, Whole 30, Keto and Paleo diets continue to grow mainstream (SPINS 5/2021, Natural Products Expo West Virtual May, 2021.
Natural & Organic $300B (Natural & Multi-outlet)
Specialty /Wellness (+14%) Conventional (+6%)
Vegan $12B (+14%)
Plant Based $5B (+21%)
Natural Positioned (+10%)
Passport Please!

Condiments, dressings and marinades increased +25%* and seasonings +32%* in 2020/21 as cooks looked for creative ways to cook with foodie accessories. With passports dusty, consumers escaped to exotic flavors, exploring new territories like the Philippines, Uruguay, Bolivia, Tunisia, Guatemala and South Africa for foods with international flair (+21%). And global favorites like Cajun/Creole, Japanese and Thai also grew in popularity.

*SPINS Specialty & Wellness Products. Natural Products Expo West Virtual May, 2021.
What trends will stay with us in 2021? Please email me michelle@joyfulplate to schedule your next Innovation workshop. Let's imagine, design and research what new food, beverage, lifestyle products are next in your brand house. And let's put some numbers behind the work to help you forecast your 5 year plan.

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