Latin flavors are experiencing a strong upward surge, for good reason. There already are large parts of the US (especially California, Texas, and New Mexico) in which non-Hispanics are the minority. US Census Bureau data indicate that by mid-century, about a third of the population will be comprised of persons of Latin/Hispanic background. (Meanwhile, the Caucasian population is expected to drop from around 62% to about 56%.)
US consumers are seeking hot and spicy flavor combinations, followed closely by savory. Menus and flavors are much more sophisticated than they have been in the past and the combinations of fresh, pickled, roasted and charred really lend themselves to these profiles. Use of chiles and peppers specifically has increased on all menus and across several cuisines. With Americans welcoming heat to their palates, manufacturers can adapt more Hispanic and Latin flavors in their formulations.
Taste of TABASCO® Week will commemorate the brand’s 150th anniversary and New Orleans’ 300th anniversary
January 29, 2018
The careful craftsmanship and versatility of TABASCO® Sauce has made it a friend of chefs, home cooks, bartenders and food lovers for a century and a half. On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, McIlhenny Company, the maker of TABASCO® Sauce, will mark this historic milestone with a yearlong celebration dedicated to the people who have made “that famous sauce Mr. McIlhenny makes” a staple on tables, indispensable in kitchens and an essential ingredient in classic and contemporary recipes worldwide.
Kerry’s predictions forecast that the coming year will bring further specificity to the origin of flavors as consumers seek truly authentic flavor experiences. Consumer thirst for authentic experiences has generated a surge of unique flavors and blends that are true to the ethnic cuisine.
Korean food company introduces a versatile new condiment
December 22, 2017
Chung Jung One currently offers a traditional tub of Gochujang, a spicy, fermented red chili paste that is common in Korean cuisine and traditionally used in rice dishes such as bibimbap, or melted into soups and stews.
Consumers are getting more adventurous and flavors are getting wilder
November 27, 2017
With something like 7 billion flavor preferences in the world, accurately forecasting what upcoming flavor trends will be in 2018—or any year—can be considered something of an exercise in audacity. A flavor trend can explode out of nowhere, fast, and be completely spontaneous.
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