The report also explores how companies have adapted their products to capitalize on emerging taste trends, such as plant-based ice cream, tempura nuggets and cold brew tea.
Moving forward, it companies can think about incorporating comforting and nostalgic flavours in desserts, adding botanical extracts with perceived health benefits to beverages or including internationally-inspired flavours to salty snacks.
In Europe, consumers are seeking wasabi and sriracha, while in the U.S. they are exploring flavours such as Irish cream and Korean BBQ. Meanwhile, consumers craving nostalgia in Mexico will reach for Al Pastor and tamarind, while in the Asia Pacific region flavours such as lychee and green mango provide comfort.
In terms of taste exploration, for instance, the report highlights how Canadian staple poutine has seen increased influence from international cuisines, such as Indian curry poutine and Korean kimchi poutine, which makes the dish adventurous but approachable for consumers.
The report also showcases a number of bespoke concepts to inspire innovation for great products, such as plant-based ice cream, tempura nuggets and cold brew tea.
Click here to download the full report and find out how each taste trend manifests around the globe and the new flavours your shoppers are craving.