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.
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75,244 Total Clicks
Sep 15 - Sep 16
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SCORE 4.9
Average 642 Clicks Pub: Mar 8, 16
Coconut Shrimp Sandwiches
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SCORE 4.4
Average 467 Clicks Pub: Sep 17, 15
Homemade Savory Mooncakes
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Piquant Coconut Chips - Hungry Buddha Flavors Its Fruit Chips with Wasabi and Sriracha
SCORE 4.5
This Year and Average 643 Clicks Pub: Sep 24, 16
Piquant Coconut Chips
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SCORE 4.9
Average 614 Clicks Pub: May 17, 16
Asian Fusion Condiments
Bibigo Mixes Sriracha with Mayonnaise, Barbecue Sauce and More
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Broccoli Citrus Snacks - These Rhythm Superfoods Broccoli Bites Boast a Citrus Soy Sauce Flavor
SCORE 4.2
Average 265 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]
Spicy Tomato Juices - R.W. Knudsen Family's Organic Tomato Sriracha Juice Features a Spicy Kick
SCORE 2.7
This Year and Mild 120 Clicks Pub: Sep 8, 16
Spicy Tomato Juices
R.W. Knudsen Family's Organic Tomato Sriracha Juice Features a Spicy Kick
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