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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

Elevate the Movie Theater Experience with Crave-Worthy Concessions

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Today’s moviegoers want red-carpet-worthy food and beverage options—which recent research indicates might also help woo still-hesitant viewers back to the big screen.

More than half—54%—of consumers who’d stopped going to movie theaters at the start of the pandemic or when the delta variant emerged say being able to get gourmet foods at a higher price would make them want to attend movies more often.1

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Topics: Side Dishes, Beverages, Shakes/Frozen Beverages, Ice Cream Desserts, Main Dishes, Appetizers/Snacks, OREO, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Cocktails, RITZ, Customer Experience, Menu Strategy, Sales & Profitability, Branded Ingredients, Consumer Behavior

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

Spotlight Interview #5: Glenn Garcia, Business manager, Dessert Ingredient Marketing: Change Your Menu with Innovative Applications

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Sep 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

"Today's consumers are willing to experiment with new dessert flavors and ingredients, but foodservice operators should optimize their assortments with trusted brand names and familiar products."

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Topics: Millennials, Mobile, Dessert, CHIPS AHOY!, NILLA Wafers, NUTTER BUTTER, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Social Media, HONEY MAID, RITZ, Flavors & Ingredients, Menu Strategy

Who Chew? Gummy Snack Trends Feed Big Business

Let's Chat Snacks Posted on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to snack trends that stick around, chewy candy is high on the list. Chewy candy not only satisfies the American consumer’s sweet tooth; it also helps satisfy foodservice operators’ appetite for sales. Though chocolate maintains the lead as a sales generator, chewy candy ate up nearly $3.3 billion in sales in the 52 weeks ending March 20, 2016, and saw a 6.5% increase in dollar sales from 2015.1

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Topics: Millennials, Sugar-Free, SOUR PATCH KIDS, Fat-Free, Flavors & Ingredients, Packaging

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