Citrus is making a splash lately with its refreshing, mood-lifting flavor and many nutritional benefits. Lovely lime, with its notes of rose and lavender pairs well with white, milk, and Ruby chocolates. It can harmonize with floral flavors and give a lift to berries and tropical fruit.
Customers looking for new flavor experiences will enjoy the earthy, grassy notes of this tea from Japan. Pair it with yuzu or sesame for a delicious and intriguing combination, or try it with strawberry or raspberry to incorporate familiar flavors.
Spearmint, Peppermint, Chocolate Mint, Pineapple Mint… what’s your local farmer growing? There is an astounding number of mint varieties ranging from familiar to exotic. All offer a “tingling” sensation that’s trending right now. (Nutritional Outlook, 2021 Flavor Trends for Food and Beverage).
Other herbs: basil, rosemary, thyme, shiso
Herbs are a great opportunity to source locally, and they give you the opportunity to be as creative or conservative as you like. Pairing basil with lemon or strawberry can give favorite flavors a makeover while adding thyme or shiso to a ganache or pate de fruit could be just what you need to lure new customers looking for the next flavor sensation.