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Nostalgic Asian-American Condiments

Bowlcut Releases a Trio of Asian-Inspired Sauces

— May 24, 2022 — Lifestyle
Bowlcut is an AAPI-founded condiment brand that aims to “unite people through food.” The brand is releasing its first collection of sauces, including ‘Chili Crisp,’ ‘Spicy Chili Crisp,’ and ‘Char Siu.’ The condiments are perfect for seafood dishes, ramen, and more.

The brand’s name is inspired by one of the most popular hairstyles of the ‘80s. As first-generation restaurant owners Crystal Ung, Adrian Ng, and Will Kang use Bowlcut to pay homage to the foods and memories of their parent's cooking. The sauces are made from sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, using packaging that nods to Asian culture and cuisine elements.

Interested parties who would like to support a business for AAPI Heritage Month can purchase Bowlcut’s trio of sauces on the brand’s website.

Image Credit: Bowlcut
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Condiments - There is an opportunity for disruptive innovation in developing sustainable condiments, using locally sourced ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.
2. Cultural Nostalgia-inspired Foods - Developing culturally inspired foods paying homage to a particular era is a trend that presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation by incorporating flavors and packaging of a bygone era.
3. First-generation Founders - The trend of AAPI-founded businesses presents disruptive innovation opportunities through incorporating their unique cultural flavors into products and creating a distinctive brand.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can incorporate sustainable ingredients into their condiments to appeal to consumers' concern for the environment and sustainability.
2. Packaging - The packaging industry can respond to the trend of culturally inspired condiments by creating unique, eye-catching designs that depict cultural elements and nostalgia of a particular era.
3. AAPI Heritage Businesses - The AAPI heritage business industry presents an opportunity for disruptive innovation through developing culturally inspired products that pay homage to a particular era while using sustainable ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.
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