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Comax unveils flavor trend predictions for 2014, from sriracha chocolate to pineapple cucumber

By Elaine WATSON , 14-Nov-2013
Last updated on 14-Nov-2013 at 17:54 GMT2013-11-14T17:54:47Z

Coconut lime. PIcture: Suzie sweet tooth
Coconut lime. PIcture: Suzie sweet tooth

New York-based firm Comax Flavors has unveiled four key flavor trends it predicts could gain traction in 2014.

Fresh focused flavors are designed to make consumers feel good about their food choices and add a healthy halo to snack foods, beverages, juices, bars and dips.   

•       Coconut lime
•       Lemon garlic pepper
•       Carrot watermelon
•       Pineapple cucumber

Sultry sweet flavors combine two or more sweet and/or savory flavors.   

•       Cola cappuccino nut
•       Marshmallow macadamia crunch
•       Ginger sesame caramel
•       Maple bourbon banana

Some like it hot flavors offer heat with a brisk sweet note and will show up in savory chips, sweets, confections, dips, sauces, beers and beverages.   

  • Sriracha chocolate
  • Black pepper caramel
  • Honey wasabi
  • Habanero maple 

Reasons to cheer flavors reflect the popularity of creative mixologists.   

  • Shiraz Truffle
  • Beaujolais Citrus Punch
  • Mojito Macaroon
  • Boozy Mint Cookie

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