Global flavour trends that will dominate this year
For most of us we have memories of maple from childhood flapjacks, but maple is big this year with a more sophisticated appeal. A great example is pairing maple with whiskey for cold winter evenings.
Variations of caramel are always a big hit, but will become more prominent in hot beverages. Burnt caramel, salted caramel or crème brûlée are still firm favourites this year. Also be on the lookout for brown butter (a nutty, toasted butter) that works well in savoury or sweet food. It can add that extra intricacy to any butter-based eats. Pairing brown butter with pecan and hazelnut is always a winner.
Two categories in the hot and spicy profile that are expected to increase this year are the African and Mexican cuisine. Fillipino flavours & cuisine is also becoming more popular. Flavours that will be trendy are harissa, cardamom and za’atar spices.
The list of floral flavours for this year include hibiscus, lavender, orange blossom, rose, elderflower and violet. Be on the lookout for floral coffee beverages, cocktails and snack foods.
If you think that earthy and herbal flavours made a statement in 2017, this year will be even more so. These flavours, like kombucha and matcha, are associated with health and wellness. Mushroom flavours will also be a big hit this year. Even as far as being incorporated into certain teas and coffees.
This year does seem to bring some interesting new flavours into the spectrum, and can only make for exciting experiences!
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