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

By Elaine WATSON

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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 focusedflavors​ 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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