Cheers for Chamoy! - Postcards from the Bench

August 9, 2023
Flavor Spice




Quintesentially Mexican, chamoy is a unique condiment made from pickled fruit, limes, spices, and chilies. A pleasant combination of sweet, spicy, salty, and sour, its versatility is limitless, bringing exciting flavor to fresh fruit, savory meat dishes, cocktails, and more.


My fondness for chamoy began with memories of enjoying it as a child. I always had chamoy sauce sachets at lunch time to pour over chips and fruit. And with an overall interest in global condiments that continues to grow, chamoy is a low-risk entry to bring new fun flavor to consumers. We’re also seeing chamoy on social media, with users exploring its versatility at mealtimes in exciting and creative ways. There are no boundaries with chamoy and its characteristic balance of salty, sweet, spicy, and sour flavors. It’s a win on everything from proteins to tropical fruits, and desserts like chocolate. Alamo Candy Co. has a chamoy pickle kit that has over 400 million views on TikTok—and counting!


In an effort take everything that is wonderful about chamoy and bottle it up into a seasoning, I used the following flavors:

  • Flavor Cap Peach WONF
  • Flavor Cap Guajillo Type Natural
  • Flavor Cap Vinegar Natural


I applied it to apple chips 6% topically. The result is a sour, tangy, complex with chili mid-end, salty, fruity-peach, lingering, tangy-mouthwatering sensation! It’s the perfect flavor boost for so many applications, including beverages, snacks, and sweets.


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