Breakfast is extending throughout the day: 'Now anything goes, anytime'

Vanilla walnut fig, Vietnamese iced coffee & savory butter: Comax unveils hot flavor trends for 2015

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Comax flavors predicts top flavor trends for 2015

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From bold Asian and Hispanic flavors, to nuts, gourmet coffee, and all-day-breakfasts, New York-based Comax Flavors highlights four hot trends likely to influence food and beverage development in 2015.
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MELTING POT​: Look out for flavors that cater to the large and growing multicultural population (the Hispanic and Asian populations are expected to double by 2060) and a younger demographic. Flavors that might gain momentum include:

  • Brigadeiros (Brazilian chocolate bon bon)
  • Butterscotch curry
  • Cherry yuzu
  • Sriracha maple
  • Za'tar
comax nuts

IN A NUTSHELL: ​Expect more flavors that reflect the growing popularity of nuts, which contain healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Flavors that might inspire food and beverage formulators include:

  • Almond rose shortbread
  • Bourbon caramel pistachio
  • Pecan chipotle
  • Pumpkin praline fudge
  • Vanilla walnut fig
Comax coffee

COFFEEHOUSE: ​Look out for more flavors that reflect Americans’ growing enthusiasm for gourmet coffeehouse coffee and ready-to-drink (RTD) packaged coffee (IRI says sales of shelf-stable cappuccinos and iced coffees rose 10.6% in the year to July 13, 2014, while Mintel says RTD coffee will be worth $2.6bn by 2020). Trends that might pick up some traction include:

  • Affogato
  • Cabernet espresso
  • Cinnamon brew
  • Cofftea
  • Vietnamese iced coffee
Comax breakfast lunch dinner

BREAKFAST ANYTIME: ​Breakfast is no longer just a morning meal; it’s being eaten throughout the day and night, and comes in multiple forms, from hot and cold foods and beverages to sweet and savory flavors, says Comax. “Now anything goes, anytime.” ​Trends that might gain momentum include:

  • Chicken and waffles
  • Honey banana oatmeal
  • Savory butter
  • S'mores pancakes
  • Strawberry coconut milk 

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