Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - North AmericaEU edition | APAC edition

Trends > Trendspotter

News in brief

Comax Flavors’ 2013 trend predictions: Unusual combinations, experimentation and bolder, gutsier flavors

By Elaine WATSON , 08-Jan-2013
Last updated on 08-Jan-2013 at 16:23 GMT2013-01-08T16:23:08Z

Pink Cherry Marshmallow offers a

Pink Cherry Marshmallow offers a "sweet 'pop' and satisfying mouthfeel"

Consumers will be looking for “bolder gutsier flavors” and unpredictable flavor combinations this year, according to Comax Flavors.

The New York-based firm, which has unveiled its flavor trend predictions for this year, says the “most telling trend is toward intensity and experimentation, boldness and clout”.

It adds: “What that means is unusual pairings, unpredictable and unlikely combinations that deliver enhanced mouthfeel and more impactful flavor 'pop', while delivering artisanal / heirloom/ homegrown quality and uniqueness.”

Herb Appeal uses herbs with fruits to give a “sweet, punchy flavor lift”:

•       Peach Basil Black Tea
•       Peppered Apple Bacon
•       Chili Ginger Lime
•       Cardamom Pear Berry

Duets are fusions of flavors combining warmth and sweetness:

•       Butterscotch Coffee Crunch
•       Maple Bitters
•       Dolce de Leche Buttered Rum
•       Flan de Nuez

A Smooth Finish consists of flavors that add a sweet 'pop' and satisfying mouthfeel:

•       Pistachio Almond Cream
•       Pink Cherry Marshmallow
•       Black Russian Cappuccino
•       Dark Chocolate Bourbon Truffle

The trends were developed by Comax's Culinary Trend Exchange, a group of culinary specialists working in the food and beverage industries including chefs, mixologists, culinary influencers, culinary school alumni, authors and food experts.

Related products

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...

Live Supplier Webinars

Food Innovation editorial webinar
William Reed Business Media
Optimizing California Almonds for Plant-Forward Formulations
Almond Board of California

On demand Supplier Webinars

FoodNavigator-USA Flavor Trends editorial webinar
William Reed Business Media
FoodNavigator-USA Clean Label editorial webinar
William Reed Business Media
All supplier webinars