Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

 

 

 

By Elyse Glickman
May 12, 2022

 

Kayla Johnson

Kayla Johnson

Yogurt Mill’s Outrageous Chamoy Cup, one of the frozen dessert concept’s line of “custom-crafted creations,” is audacious in both appearance and flavor. It features the spicy-tangy-sweet profile of chamoy and fruit, a popular combination south of the border. A signature Dole pineapple sorbet is layered with fresh mango, fresh pineapple and chamoy sauce, then sprinkled with Tajín and garnished with a tamarind candy straw. “The well-roundedness of flavors and refreshing qualities make it the perfect go-to treat for summer,” says Kayla Johnson, Marketing Manager.

The spicy-sweet treat was developed in part to make a cultural connection with Central California’s Hispanic demographic, while introducing the profile to new customers. “Incorporating our high-quality sorbet with traditional flavors was something we had been working toward for a while,” she says.

Originally presented as an LTO two years ago, the Chamoy Cup was a bona fide crowd pleaser among a wide audience, and when Yogurt Mill opted to establish its pineapple sorbet as a daily flavor option at all its locations, the popular combination made a triumphant return. “Our customers are ecstatic about it, and we are beating projected sales,” Johnson says.

 

About The Author

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Elyse Glickman has an extensive food and beverage journalism resume encompassing reviews, chef profiles, trends, recipes and other topics for publications and websites in the U.S. and abroad. For more than a decade, she covered the Los Angeles dining scene as a senior food editor for “Boulevard Magazine” and “C-Suite Quarterly,” while digging deeper into wine, beverage and cocktail topics for trades such as “The Tasting Panel,” “Bar Business,” “El Restaurante.” She also has explored international restaurant and food trends for travel stories published in Roseann Tully’s “Intermezzo” and “SIP” magazines, “Taste & Travel” and “Global Traveler.” [email protected]