Flavor Pairing 2022 Trend Bite

November 10, 2022
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Peanut butter and jelly. Apple and cinnamon. Tomato and basil. Some flavor pairings are so ingrained in our taste buds that they need no introduction. But over the last few years, consumers have gotten more adventurous: Some pairings may be destined to become modern classics, while others are likely more of a one hit wonder (mustard ice cream, anyone?) But with 58% of US consumers reporting that taste is the top consideration when purchasing food and beverages, it’s time to take pushing the flavor boundaries seriously. Whether sweet, salty, spicy, bitter or umami, you’ve got a lot of pairing opportunities to choose from for your product development. Read on to learn about flavor pairings, why they work and how you can develop a tasty pairing that fits your consumer’s taste bud cravings. 

A Quick Look at Flavor Pairings:

  • 70% of customers are experimenting with new food concepts and unique combinations.
  • 58% of US consumers report that taste is the top consideration when purchasing food and beverages


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