Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

Trend Takeaways

Blueberries sit at the sweet spot intersection of multiple modern menu trends
Leveraging this classic soup as a proven flavor system
A profound flavor builder extends reach
Easy wins with big flavor moves
Lifting flavor expectations with unexpected ingredients and techniques


Breakfast and brunch get a hit of inspiration from trending flavors and formats
Tapping new beverage opportunities
Menu developers and trend analysts share their ideas on leveraging next-level sweeteners
4 ingredients that promise naturally derived, dramatic color
Spice, slaws and plant-based proteins offer tactical advantages to raise your flavor game


Meeting consumers’ evolving dining preferences
Skewered meats offer new opportunities
Breaking into the trend with easy-to-execute ideas
Allowing star ingredients to shine in harmony with complementary flavors
Sweet + Spicy = Monin’s new “swicy” Hot Honey Syrup