Increasing globalization means flavor trends are crossing borders faster than ever. Using a combination of AI-powered research and insights from our innovation experts, we’ve identified the next big flavor trends taking off across the globe. We’re seeing Asian flavors like dragon fruit, sesame, yuzu, lychee and miso catching on in the US and Europe, while Western flavors like butterscotch, marshmallow, salted caramel and cookies & cream are becoming more popular in South Asian countries, including Indonesia and India.
Our ingredients innovation experts have turned these trends into adventurous cocoa pairings and dishes we could see on menus or in stores soon – click on the flavor hotspot map below to explore the tastes trending in your region.
ofi predicts a greater fusion of Eastern and Western flavors in confectionery, bakery, beverages, and snacks, after combining the insights of its innovation experts in key regional markets and AI-powered research to identify the next big cocoa flavor trends.