On the Street: Bell Projects 2010's Top Flavors

January 14/Northbrook, Ill./Bell Flavors & Fragrances -- The flavors listed reflect in depth analysis of three specific markets categories.

These top 10 flavor lists are tabulated through three methods. The first method is to track samples that have been requested over a 12-month period. The second method is “Trend Scouting” these flavors and this is performed by Bell's marketing and R&D departments from four continents. The third method is to compile flavor trends that come Bell's our external resources and suppliers, Mintel, media and other credible sources. This information is then analyzed and complied. Bell’s marketing teams have concluded that the flavor bacon will be on the top of all product development for 2010.

Top 10 Category
Sweet Flavors – Confectionery, Bakery, and Dairy Markets
Savory Flavors – Meat, Condiments, Dressings, Sauces, Soups, Seasoning Markets
Beverage Flavors – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Markets

Sweet Flavors
1. Honey
2. Milk Chocolate
3. Rose
4. Chocolate with Bacon
5. Ellison Orange Apple
6. Golden Russet
7. Pomelo
8. Chili
9. Sea Buckthorn
10. Aronia

Beverage Flavors
1. Coconut Water
2. Hibiscus
3. Peppadew® *5
4. Yumberry *1
5. Chamomile
6. Lavender
7. Jasmine
8. Cupuacu -- *Mintel #1 New Superfruit

9. Aloe Vera
10. Cucumber

Savory Flavors
1. Bacon
2. Sriracha
3. Rich Umami
4. Brown Butter
5. Black Garlic
6. Saffron
7. Tasso
8. Aji Amarillo
9. Za’atar
10. Thai Green Curry

* This flavor was on the 2009 Top 10 list and what number it was on the list.

From the January 18, 2010, Prepared Foods E-dition