An annual tradition, Northbrook, Ill.-based Bell Flavors & Fragrances released its annual flavors and fragrances report in three market categories. These Top 10 flavor lists are tabulated by tracking requested samples over a 12 month period, Internal Trend Scouting from four continents, and compiling flavor trends that come from external resources and suppliers, Mintel, media, and other credible sources. This information is then analyzed and complied.
Sweet Flavors – Confectionery, Bakery, and Dairy Markets – include: Acai; Yuzu; Guavasteen (Pineapple Guava); Red or Black Currants; Acerola; Lychee; Camu Camu; Marula; Persimmon; and Figs.
Savory Flavors – Meat, Condiments, Dressings, Sauces, Soups, Seasoning Markets – include: Mediterranean Herbs and Spices; Habanero; Tandoori Roasted; Olive Oil; Aged Balsamic Vinegar; Thai Green Curry; Satsuma Mandarin & Cracked Black Pepper; Peppadew; Al Pastor; and Chimichurri.
Beverage Flavors – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Markets – include: Yumberry; Golden Kiwi; Lavender; Triple Berry; Peppadew; Elderberry; Yuzu; Juniper Berry; Bartlett Pear; and Meyer Lemon
Top fragrance profiles include: Tilleul/Linden Flower; Sandalwood with creamy lactones; Deep Dry Amber Notes; Floral Rose Violet; Tuberose Orange Flower; Citrus Aromatic; Oriental Floral; Floral Fruity; Floral Woody Muse; and Woody (Cedar wood, Precious wood, Olive wood).