The holidays are right around the corner, and Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery is weighing in on flavor trends that not only topped 2013, but also are picking up steam heading into 2014.
Fruity, nutty and sweet-and-savory are topping this year’s flavor inclusions.
According to SnackandBakery.com, dandelion honey topped Sensient Flavors’ 2013 flavor prediction list, and the sweet indulgence has become a top demand this year. Fruit flavors rolling into the holidays include pumpkin and apple mixed with a spicy ingredient. Since consumers are asking for “real” ingredients, pairing any of these hot flavors with honey results in a win-win combination.
Herr’s Honey Cheese Curls satisfy the snacking world’s craving for cheese combined with honey. Each curl includes honey with milk, cheddar cheese and paprika.
Wegman’s Premium Honey Apple Oat Bread combines honey with apples, bran and wheat gluten. And, for a trendy pumpkin muffin with honey, visit Au Bon Pain. Their muffins contain honey, pumpkin and cinnamon—a seasonal favorite.
For a mix that includes honey, nuts and hints of cloves and cinnamon, try Ovenly’s Honey Almond Corn. Roasted almonds are blended with wildflower honey caramel, coating organic popcorn, completing a snack that the whole family can enjoy.