The trend for product development continues to see a mixture of traditional flavors combined with savory flavors. Particularly in beverage applications, we are seeing drinks like
Citrus flavors have been trending for the past several years with consumers. Citrus can be used in a variety of ways in many applications including zest, syrups, candied, pickled and preserved. The market is now seeing more varietals of citrus in new product development including these applications; dressing, non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverage, infused oils, smoothies, dessert and culinary applications.
The leaves are starting to turn colors and finally cooler weather is giving the Pacific Northwest a break from the blazing summer heat. With that in mind, I thought I’d jump on the most popular flavor of fall; Pumpkin Spice. This month’s application hits several current trends, obviously the explosion of Pumpkin Spice and Boozy Blended Beverages.
August is ushering in unseasonable hot weather here in the Pacific Northwest with temperatures expected to peak in high 90’s this week. What a better way to cool off than to try this month’s drink; Lemonade Lemongrass Fizz.
80% of consumers are enjoying varied ethnic flavors out in restaurants at least once a month. Caribbean flavors or becoming very popular and more mainstream for the bright, light and complex flavors they bring to products.