Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

The New Phenomenon of Dessert Tacos Chefs are now moving tacos to the sweet side of the menu

Utilizing tacos as a delivery for sweet flavors offers up signature, creative and Instagramable dessert alternatives.
PHOTO CREDIT: Mission Foodservice

By Stefano Cordova

The ultimate mash-up of flavors, presentation and portability, chefs are now moving tacos to the sweet side of the menu.

Perhaps inspired by the Original Choco Taco by Klondike, the sophisticated Taco Cioccolato at Garrett East in New York features Nutella brownie and espresso gelato-stuffed cookie taco shells with whipped mascarpone.

And Tacos Sweet in Austin serves up customizable chocolate or vanilla chocolate shells, with a range of fillings and toppings like mint chocolate chip ice cream, Magic Shell sauce, Cocoa Krispies and sprinkles.

With their two-to-three bite appeal, dessert tacos offer big opportunity for modern menus.


  From the Jan/Feb 2018 Top 10 Trends issue of Flavor & the Menu magazine. Read the full issue online or check if you qualify for a free print subscription.


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