· Alderwood Smoke: Part of the Birch family, when used for smoking, provides balance of sweet and smoky flavor.
· Blue Honeysuckle Berry: Originating from Russia, this interesting flavor is described as a cross between a blueberry and blackberry.
· Cloudberry: When eaten fresh, Cloudberry has a characteristically tart taste. When allowed to over-ripen, the flavor mellows and is sweet with a creamy texture.
· Dandelion Honey: Crafted from the nectar of dandelions, this varietal honey is flavorful with mild sweetness and slight astringency.
· French Toast: With limitless flavor opportunities, French Toast can be sweet or savory.
· Ghost Pepper: Also known as Naga Bhut Jolokia, the Ghost Pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world.
· Pawpaw: The fruit has a creamy flesh and sweet tropical flavor that is best described as a cross between a mango and a banana.
· Peanut Butter & Jelly: A lunchbox classic loved by kids and adults alike.
· Speculoos: A classic cookie including cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and clove, originating from the Netherlands and Belgium.
· Za’atar: A popular Middle Eastern spice blend and condiment containing a blend of sumac, thyme, oregano, marjoram, toasted sesame seeds and salt.
According to Teresa Olah, marketing manager, Flavor Systems at Sensient, “The flavors predicted this year provide manufacturers with the opportunity to offer consumers new taste experiences with adventurous flavors that have authentic, regional appeal.”