Tastebud Wanderlust

Consumers crave escapism in their cuisine

Implications - It's no secret that today's consumer lives a busy life, creating a need for relaxation and escape from the mundane. Consumers who either can't find the time or funds to go on vacation are instead seeking to do so through their cuisine. Oftentimes bordering oddity, these flavors and their large demand show a greater demand for satiated wanderlust, even in its smallest forms.
SCORE: 3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 13,215 Total Clicks Jun 13 - Jan 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: LifestyleDrinking
Sesame Seed Ice Cream - This Gray Ice Cream is Flavored with Savory Black Sesame Seeds
SCORE: 6
Hot 4,618 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 13
Sesame Seed Ice Cream
This Gray Ice Cream is Flavored with Savory Black Sesame Seeds
This black sesame-flavored ice cream creatively subverts traditional sweet-tasting flavors and ice cream’s usually pastel colored consistency. Instead, the black sesame ice cream is a savory... [More]
Seafood-Flavored Ice Creams - This Strange Ice Cream Tastes Like Scallops
SCORE: 3.4
Mild 3,022 Clicks Pub: Oct 26, 13
Seafood-Flavored Ice Creams
This Strange Ice Cream Tastes Like Scallops
Scallop is one strange ice cream flavor that you certainly don’t expect to see on the menus of most creamery shops. But the Aomori Prefecture in Japan is definitely not your average ice cream shop.... [More]
Salad-Flavored Soda Pops - The Ranch Dressing Soda by Lester's Fixins Mixes Sweet with Savory
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,272 Clicks Pub: Jun 4, 13
Salad-Flavored Soda Pops
The Ranch Dressing Soda by Lester's Fixins Mixes Sweet with Savory
The Ranch Dressing Soda joins the ranks of unusually flavored sodas. From Poutine-inspired pop to a more subtle Honey Chamomile soda, there have been more than a few strange concoctions that have... [More]
Spicy Booze-Infused Corn - Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Corn is Just in Time for the Superbowl
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 531 Clicks Pub: Jan 10, 14
Spicy Booze-Infused Corn
Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Corn is Just in Time for the Superbowl
If you’re looking for a new snack to serve at your Superbowl get down, then the Whiskey Sriracha Caramel Corn is a daring recipe you ought to try out. This tasty and bizarre treat is a hybrid... [More]
Cuban-Inspired Marshmallow Confections - The Mojito Rice Krispie Treats is a Perfect Summer Dessert
SCORE: 1.1
Untested 3,223 Clicks Pub: Jun 7, 13
Cuban-Inspired Marshmallow Confections
The Mojito Rice Krispie Treats is a Perfect Summer Dessert
The Mojito Rice Krispie Treats is a fun and festive twist on a classic kid-friendly dessert. Made for the summer season, it adds a unique punch of flavor to the otherwise crunchy and sweet confection.... [More]
Hybrid Coffee-Jalapeno Eggnogs - This Eggnog Recipe Adds a Spicy Twist to a Favorite Christmas
SCORE: 1.5
Untested 549 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 13
Hybrid Coffee-Jalapeno Eggnogs
This Eggnog Recipe Adds a Spicy Twist to a Favorite Christmas
This eggnog recipe takes a quintessential Christmas drink and adds a twist with unusual flavors and a hit of spiciness. The Jalapeno Espresso Eggnog combines Jalapeno-flavored eggnog with Jalapeno... [More]