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.
Since the introduction of Pumpkin Spice by Starbucks, products exploded two fold in the market place. Trader Joes this season has over 70 pumpkin flavored items. Food trend trackers have seen 130% increase in pumpkin flavor beverages since 2006. Love it or hate it, looks like Pumpkin Spice is here to stay.
Other blended drinks that are trending in 2017 include boozy frose, blended boozy milkshakes, frosecco, and blended versions of coladas.
Here at Northwest Naturals, we would love to help you formulate for your seasonal blended beverage application. We developed this tasty Pumpkin Spice Colada for your to try, or explore our applications section to find more creative formulations.