Thursday February 18, 2010
Exotic, Classic Flavors To Take Hold
Erlanger, KY — Exotic and classic flavors are predicted to lead consumer foods trends in 2010, according to Wild Flavors, Inc.
Each year, Wild suggests ongoing consumer trends that will have the most impact on food and drink markets, particularly in beverage, culinary infusions and healthful formulations.
The company sees the need for new products to adopt taste modifications that include new sweetening systems, notably stevia, salt reduction and vitamin and mineral fortification.
In beverages, Wild predicts floral and fruit combinations will be found in more mainstream products, as will classic sweet flavors such as honey and fresh sweet mint.
Also, gourmet and artisan varieties of mustard, black garlic and other herb and spice varieties, as well as cooked and roasted fruits, are expected to be more prevalent this year, according to the company.