Unexpected Confectionery

Sweets are added to unconventional food items for experiential allure

Implications - No longer satisfied with traditional consumption, consumers, particularly those of a younger generation, are turning to obscure food pairings for experiential allure. Adding sweets like cotton candy to savory dishes and beverages, consumers are seeking to not only heighten flavor, but also to add an element of intrigue to typically ordinary meals. This reflects a growing desire to constantly adapt and alter routine.
SCORE: 4.1
Mild Top 5 Examples: 5,905 Total Clicks Sep 14 - Aug 15
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Yam-Shaped Ice Creams - Japan's Roasted Sweet Potato-Shaped Ice Cream is an Icy Treat
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,366 Clicks Pub: Sep 1, 14
Yam-Shaped Ice Creams
Japan's Roasted Sweet Potato-Shaped Ice Cream is an Icy Treat
Although roasted sweet potato is something that you’ll see popping up around the fall season, this unusually shaped ice cream is one that you’ll find in the freezer section. The ice... [More]
Meaty Cotton Candy Confections - This Bizarre Dish Combines Sweet Candy Floss with Savory Pork Belly
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 931 Clicks Pub: Jul 18, 15
Meaty Cotton Candy Confections
This Bizarre Dish Combines Sweet Candy Floss with Savory Pork Belly
Brooklyn’s ‘Carnem Prime Steakhouse’ is offering a strange new dish, which combines sweet candy floss with slices of biased pork belly. The bizarre dish was created by Executive... [More]
Cotton Candy Beverages - This Cold Tea Beverage Tastes Like a Favorite Fun Fair Snack
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 373 Clicks Pub: Jul 29, 15
Cotton Candy Beverages
This Cold Tea Beverage Tastes Like a Favorite Fun Fair Snack
Classic cotton candy hardly needs any improvements, but it can now be enjoyed in the form of a cold tea beverage thanks to this recipe from David’s Tea. The main ingredient in the Cotton... [More]
Cotton Candy Shooters - This Recipe For Ice Cream Shots Calls For Vodka and Flavored Ice Cream
SCORE: 2.7
Mild 1,951 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 15
Cotton Candy Shooters
This Recipe For Ice Cream Shots Calls For Vodka and Flavored Ice Cream
These ice cream shots are for people who have a serious sweet tooth but also enjoy adult beverages. Created by the blog Sugar and Cloth, the Cotton Candy Ice Cream Shots are made with cotton candy-... [More]
Ramen-Infused Ice Cream - This Frozen Dessert is Flavored with the Taste of Instant Noodles
SCORE: 2.9
Untested 284 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 15
Ramen-Infused Ice Cream
This Frozen Dessert is Flavored with the Taste of Instant Noodles
If you love the taste of instant noodles, you will definitely want to try the new ramen ice cream from the Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama, Japan. Despite its legacy as an inexpensive noodle option,... [More]