From Savory Soda Cupcakes to Bloody Mary Popsicles

By: Misel Saban - Sep 5, 2014
If traditional sweet confectionaries aren't really your thing perhaps these savory dessert options are a better fit for your palette. Food companies, restaurants and bakeries are infusing more and more traditional dessert items with savory ingredients to create a new and unexpected flavor pairing.

Sweet and savory foods often pair well together as they have complementary flavor profiles. Ingredients like pepper, chili and coffee add an unexpected aroma to a chocolate filled dessert. Similarly fried pastries and cakes make the ideal base for infusing savory ingredients like nuts, chips and even meat into a traditionally sweet dessert item. Dishes like pulled pork donuts, glazed peanut butter bacon and potato chip cupcakes are great examples of how foodies are infusing savory ingredients into popular sweet foods and vice-versa.