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Beverages and Desserts Fuel Flavor Inspiration

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Beverages that include OREO cookies and cheesecake, cotton candy and other indulgent ingredients have played a dual role on menus in recent years, often serving as both drink and dessert options.

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Topics: Snacking, Pies/Tarts, Beverage, Custards/Cheesecakes, Donuts/Pancakes/Waffles, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cocktails, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Brownies, Branded Ingredients, Mashups, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Foodservice, Sweet, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Coffee

How to Make Fall a Stellar Dessert Season

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Aug 25, 2022 8:00:00 AM

In fall, as the weather begins to cool, consumers’ appetite for desserts that include warm, toasty flavors starts to heat up.

Restaurants may find customers are seeking sweets such as pies and souffles, featuring autumnal ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, nuts and apples, according to Clarice Lam, Mondelēz Foodservice brand ambassador, contributor to Epicurious and Spruce Eats, and founder of The Baking Bean, a Brooklyn direct-to-consumer bakery specializing in all-natural seasonal sweets.

Consumers want warm and cozy dishes for the fall—flavors that remind them of the holidays and family,” Lam said in an interview with marketing agency The Food Group.

In fact, more than half (53%) of consumers say they’re interested in seasonally influenced desserts.1

The ingredients, trendiness and other aspects, though, can affect how new menu items are received. To ensure any fall desserts you introduce are a sales success, consider weaving in some of the following features.

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Topics: Promotions, Pies/Tarts, Custards/Cheesecakes, Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Dessert, Holidays, Seasonal, OREO, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Nostalgia, Foodservice, Shakes/Smoothies/Frozen Beverages, Comfort

Time-Honored Elements from Latin Cuisine Are Enhancing Dessert Menus

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jul 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Latin cuisine—originating from Mexico, in particular—has become an increasingly popular dining choice in recent years.

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Topics: Millennials, Global, Business & Industry, Custards/Cheesecakes, Ice Cream Desserts, Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert, Gen Z, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, NILLA Wafers, OREO, Social Media, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Creative Inspiration, Recipes, Branded Ingredients, Mashups, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Foodservice, Breads/Muffins/Pastries

Taking the Cake: Trending Flavors That Will Boost Dessert Sales

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Jun 24, 2021 8:00:00 AM

As foodservice operators continue to expand their dining capacity and hours, the competition for customers could get fierce. An enticing dessert menu that features intriguing flavors could be the ideal sweet solution to attract hungry patrons.

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Topics: Noncommercial, Family Restaurant, Global, Pies/Tarts, Commercial, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Fine Dining, Custards/Cheesecakes, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Beverages, Shakes/Frozen Beverages, Cakes/Cupcakes, Dessert, Snack, Better-for-You, Gum & Candy, Chocolate, Single-Serve, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Cocktails, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Brownies, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Prepackaged, Nostalgia, Functional, Foodservice, Healthful, Savory, Sweet

All in Good Time: What Makes for a Winning LTO in 2021?

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Mar 25, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Operators have increasingly turned to limited time offers in recent years to entice customers and spur sales. In fact, Technomic research indicates that LTO launches among the biggest 500 chain restaurant and retail operations grew 64% from 2014 to 2019.1

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Topics: Merchandising, Promotions, Independents, Family Restaurant, Takeout, Quick Service Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Delivery, National, Custards/Cheesecakes, Cookies/Bars/Snacks, Ice Cream Desserts, Main Dishes, Dessert, Chocolate, CHIPS AHOY!, OREO, Cookies, Dessert Ingredients, Grab-and-Go, Convenience, Foodservice Industry, Menu, Creative Inspiration, Customer Experience, Consumer, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy, Food & Beverage, Packaging, Sales & Profitability, Drive-Thru, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Curbside Pickup, Fast-Casual Restaurant, Branded Ingredients, Flavor Profiles, Consumer Behavior, Indulgence, Limited Time Offers (LTOs), Dips/Spreads/Sauces, Sandwiches/Burgers, Prepackaged, Nostalgia

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