Even though honey has been around as long as the bees, year after year it is named as a hot trend to look out for. And, 2014 is no different.
According to Food Navigator-USA, spicy, seasonal and limited edition flavors are driving new products in the food and beverage category. Honey, chocolate, vanilla and strawberry in particular are best sellers in the dairy category. With new yogurts hitting the shelves that contain honey, such as offerings from Honey Hill Farms, Muller and Noosa Yoghurt, dairy lovers have plenty of options when it comes to all-natural sweetener varieties.
Over in the snack aisle, expect manufacturers to answer the call for more spice. Comax Flavors reports that the spicy trend “represents a pairing of ethnic and cultural flavors that may appear in such applications as savory chips, sweets, confections, dips, sauces, beers and beverages.” Honey wasabi was even named as something to be on the watch for in 2014.
Ann’s House Honey Wasabi Snack Mix is a combination of honey sesame sticks, wasabi peas, roasted red pepper sticks and chili-spiced rice crescents. Kariba Farms’ Wasabi Peas and Honey Roasted Peanuts Mix is a natural snack mix of honey roasted peanuts and wasabi peas. Both offerings are the ultimate combination for spice lovers staying on trend with this year’s hot flavor pairings.