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Hybrid Veggie Treats

Chocolat de Tomato Combines Sweet and Sour Flavors in One Odd Snack

— September 29, 2012 — Lifestyle
Blending freeze-dried tomatoes with creamy white chocolate to create a rich flavor of sweet and sour, Chocolat de Tomato earns a high ranking on the list of super strange snacks.

Japan is the birthplace of tons of interesting food combinations so, for many people, this addition shouldn't come as a surprise. In fact, when placed next to products like apple and squid ink cakes, hot coffee in a can, and crunchy fried turtle shells, tomato-flavored chocolate actually seems pretty tame. However, there currently seems to be a tomato craze happening in Japan that has given rise to new products such as tomato ramen, tomato soda, and now, tomato chocolate.

So, if you happen to find yourself in Japan, and you happen to love both chocolate and tomatos, you might still find this product disgusting. But that shouldn't stop you from giving Chocolat de Tomato a try! At the very least you'll emerge from the experience with a broadened flavor palette.
Trend Themes
1. Sweet-savory Hybrids - Creating new products by combining two seemingly incompatible flavors can be an opportunity for disruptive innovation in the food industry.
2. Exotic Flavor Combinations - Exploring the flavor combinations of different cultures and experimenting with unique and uncommon ingredients in snacks could open up new opportunities for the food industry.
3. Novelty Snacks - Developing strange and unexpected snack combinations can create a unique experience for consumers and drive sales in the food industry.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry should consider introducing unusual flavor combinations to their products to capture an expanded customer base.
2. Specialty Foods - Companies selling specialty foods could consider expanding their product line to include unique flavor combinations and satisfy the curiosity of consumers.
3. Cultural Fusion Cuisine - Exploring the blending of flavors from different cultural cuisines could create innovative and exciting new products in the food industry.
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