Ingredients / Flavors / News

Bell: Salty Caramel to top 2012 flavor trends

You’ll likely start to notice a lot more salty caramel treats next year, at least according to Bell Flavors and Fragrances.

The company announced it’s annual Top 10 Flavor and Fragrances for the coming year and the flavor topped the list for sweet flavors.

It was followed by red velvet, strawberry jasmine, cinnamon chipotle, and eucalyptus in the top five. While, tara/sweet potato, roasted coconut, cafe de olla, lucuma and white sesame rounded out the rest of the list.

Bell says the top flavors were selected through three different processes of analysis: tracking samples that have been requested over a 12-month period, trend scouting by its internal marketing and research and development departments worldwide, and tracking trends through external databases.

The overall theme for it’s predictions was “Emerging Cultures.”

With consumers having more interest in cuisines throughout the world, these menu items are becoming more mainstream,” the company says. “Korean cuisines are predicted to make a huge hit to the market with Cajun and Greek following close behind.”

Bell also released the Top 10 savory and beverage flavors; the top savory flavor was white truffle oil, while the top beverage flavor was lemonade.

For more information, visit

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Candy Industry

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

A Venetian Carnival, a Jelly Belly sculpture and gourmet chocolates! Oh my!

Candy Industry takes you into the French Pastry’s School For the Love of Chocolate event in Chicago, held Feb. 25.

Candy Industry Magazine

candy may 2015

May 2015

Check out the May issue, featuring products from Sweets & Snacks Expo, how Enstrom's rebranding looks promising, and more!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Healthier Food Options

A recent Nielsen report shows that consumers are calling for healthier options from food manufacturers. Do you think consumers will actually buy healthier versions of their favorite candy and snacks if they’re made available?
View Results Poll Archive

Candy Industry Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Candy Industry\natural-food-flavors-colora.gif
Natural Food Flavors and Colorants

Although many foods are appealing, and even perceived as natural, in spite of containing synthetic additives, consumer increasingly prefer food products which are fully natural.

More Products

Candy Industry's Kettle Awards

Kettle Awards

Since 1946, Candy Industry magazine has recognized leaders in the U.S. confectionery industry with the highest recognition possible, the Kettle Award. The distinguished recipients have captured this most coveted award by not only excelling within their companies, but by contributing to the greater good of the industry. It’s virtually a who’s who of past and present professionals who have left their mark as confectioners and business mavens. Learn more about the voting process as well as the annual Kettle Awards Ceremony by visiting our Kettle Awards Website


fb40   twitter 40    youtube40    linked   Google+

Clear Seas Research

Clear SeasWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.