FoodAndDrinkEurope.com reports that “more complex flavours profiles such as those based around entire meals are generating growth in the snack market,” according to Food and Beverage Flavour Trends in Western Europe.
What does this mean? How about “crisps” flavored with Welsh Rarebit, Beef Wellington and Builder’s Breakfast?
Western European taste buds have been leaning toward
ethnic cuisines including American, Mexican and Mediterranean, with Africa and Latin America coming soon.
“The nuts segment has also thrown up a few notable flavour innovations such as marmite oven baked cashews,” the report reveals, while noting that “traditional” flavors still dominate in various nations: Germany (paprika), France (mustard), and Ireland (cheese and onion).
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