Trendspotters discovering new flavors and products.
January 21, 2014
A panel of trendspotters selected by the show organizer named chocolate teas, seaweed chips, and truffle ketchup as representative of a larger trend towards "thoughtful indulgence." The Specialty Food Association says sriracha (a fiery Thai chili sauce) was one of the biggest flavor trends. It is used in snacks, chocolates and jams.
Ginger Plum. No, she wasn't an old girlfriend from my hippie days. Rather it's a key flavor trend for 2014, defined as "a juicy, sweet and tart plum with a touch of spice from ginger that delivers multiple sensory experiences." Come to think of it, that does describe my old flame pretty darn well.