Tag: Flavor

The top 10 Flavor of the Week trends in 2020

In this year’s recap of the top 10 most popular Flavor of the Week articles, a compilation of consumer and data trends from market research firm Datassential, Cacio e Pepe — the long, skinny pasta tossed with a little reserved cooking water, black pepper and a grana-style cheese ­— ranked as the year’s top flavor. It’s a simple, comforting dish with growing appeal on American menus, according to Datassential.

Among other trends in this year’s countdown:

  • Japan’s soft and fluffy milk bread;
  • Elote, a Mexican street food mainstay; and
  • Croque madame, France’s indulgent grilled cheese.

All of

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Lyons Magnus Announces Top 2020 Flavor & Trend Predictions

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lyons Magnus, a global foodservice and ingredient source, has released predictions for six emerging trends that will influence food and beverage menus in 2020 and beyond. “We use our proprietary resource and analysis to support our partners with targeted trend insights to help them identify opportunities that will resonate with their customer base,” says John Koch, VP of Culinary Sales. “These trends are the cornerstone for innovative products and recipe creation.”


A PROLIFERATION OF PLANT LIFE – 12.5% of Americans self-identify as vegetarian or vegan, and 21%

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2020 Flavor Forecast – IFT.org

Global consumers have endless choice and omnichannel access when it comes to food and beverage consumer packaged goods (CPGs), and, according to Nielsen, only 8% of consumers across the globe consider themselves firm loyalists to the products they use. Given this, and the fact that almost half (42%) of global consumers say that they “love to try new things,” how do food and beverage manufacturers succeed in meeting consumer demand (Nielsen 2019)?  

“More than ever, consumers expect the products they eat to be flavorsome,” says Kévin Bangratz, marketing researcher at PROVA. “According to marketing research institute GlobalData, flavor is the

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Flavor and Spice Trends for 2020 | Spices and Recipes

As we embark on a new year, we want to take a few moments to look at the trends and the trend-setters and try to make a few educated guesses about what we can expect in 2020.

‘We listen to our customers in our stores and on the web,’ says Charlie Mayer, CEO of The Spice House. ‘We hear stories about what you’re cooking or what you’re interested in cooking. We also pay attention to chefs. What they’re cooking today will be on our table next year.’

‘And we keep in touch with our suppliers. When we hear about an

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