Tropical Zest

Fruity flavors are married with spice in casual cuisine

Implications - The desire for increased flavor complexity continues, with North American consumers turning to globally-inspired fare to satisfy their evolving preferences. The combination of fruity, citrus flavors with tangy, spicy accents, such as chili or garlic, are beginning to emerge in more casual, everyday selections. Hailing from Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean, these flavors are seen less as "exotic" and point towards a true embrace of multiculturalism, in diet and beyond.
SCORE: 5.4
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,489 Total Clicks Sep 15 - May 16
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Coconut Shrimp Sandwiches - This Unique Sandwich Features Sumptuous Tiger Shrimp & Decadent Coconut
SCORE: 5.4
This Year and Warm 614 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 16
Coconut Shrimp Sandwiches
This Unique Sandwich Features Sumptuous Tiger Shrimp & Decadent Coconut
When you think Southeast Asian sandwiches, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the ubiquitous banh mi sandwich, but this unique sandwich makes use of classic Cambodian flavor profiles... [More]
Homemade Savory Mooncakes - These Non-Traditional Chinese Pastries Depart from Sweet Flavors
SCORE: 4.8
Warm 219 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 15
Homemade Savory Mooncakes
These Non-Traditional Chinese Pastries Depart from Sweet Flavors
Mooncakes are a popular Asian dessert that is enjoyed during the celebration of the Moon Festival that occurs in the middle of the autumn months. This recipe by Food52 cleverly swaps the traditional... [More]
Asian Fusion Condiments - Bibigo Mixes Sriracha with Mayonnaise, Barbecue Sauce and More
SCORE: 5.5
This Year and Mild 425 Clicks Pub: May 17, 16
Asian Fusion Condiments
Bibigo Mixes Sriracha with Mayonnaise, Barbecue Sauce and More
Inspired by the spicy Korean condiment gochujang, Bibigo launched a set of new hot sauces to complement its original Gochujang Hot & Sweet Sauce. While sriracha is a main ingredient in these new... [More]
Broccoli Citrus Snacks - These Rhythm Superfoods Broccoli Bites Boast a Citrus Soy Sauce Flavor
SCORE: 4.7
This Year and Mild 231 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 16
Broccoli Citrus Snacks
These Rhythm Superfoods Broccoli Bites Boast a Citrus Soy Sauce Flavor
The Asian Citrus flavor of Rhythm Superfoods’ Broccoli Bites provides the tang of citrus fruits with a hint of soy sauce, plus a lot of nutritional benefits. The healthy broccoli snacks are... [More]
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