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Each episode features Mintel expert analysts discussing key topics affecting today’s consumers. Expect conversations on the latest trends impacting society and deep dives into categories, markets and demographics.

What do two consumer product innovation experts with 30 years of experience think about chickpea beer and probiotic ice cream? In this episode, we asked our global food and drink analysts to pick their favourite launches from 2018. Tune in to discover what makes a product truly stand out.



Culture Republick Light Ice Cream + Probiotics


Socca Bièra Chickpea Beer


Alpro Origins Organic Roasted Italian Almond Drink*


Fora Faba Dairy-free Butter


The Good Spoon Vegan Mayo


Bakoma Senior Active Drinking Yogurt



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Edward Bergen (host)
Global Food and Drink Analyst

Lynn Dornblaser
Director of Innovation and Insight

David Jago
Director of Innovation and Insight

*While innovative and well received by shoppers, the Alpro Origins range was discontinued after a trial period, as the brand decided to focus on their core product portfolio. This shows just how fast-paced and challenging the food and drink sector can be!