Flavored Almonds, Peanuts, and Much More
Nuts are a terrific snack option, and one that is becoming increasingly more popular as people turn away from greasy chips and processed snack foods in favor of this more natural alternative. And as nuts become more popular in the snack food market, companies are increasingly looking for ways to provide delicious new flavors to their customers – often in surprising and unexpected ways.
There are some flavors that are more or less traditional in this niche market, and that you can expect to stick around for very good reason. Flavors such as honey, which can be provided to a product through the use of Advanced Biotech’s Natural Honey Reaction, offer a sweet taste that is a great contrast to the savory and salty natural flavors of peanuts, almonds, cashews, and other types of nuts. Other options such as barbecue give consumers the snack food flavor that they want with the added health benefits of these great treats.
But there are tons of new flavors hitting the market as well, some of which are much unexpected – but, of course, absolutely tasty. Asian inspired flavors such as wasabi and soy sauce can be a great option, as it pairs well with the slight, natural umami flavor of nuts themselves. And of course, you can’t forget the sweeter options now being made available – chocolate flavored almonds are just one example of an incredibly popular nut flavor that is taking consumers by storm.
Another of the increasingly popular options comes from other areas of the snack food aisle. Just as regional flavor favorites are taking over snack crackers and potato chips, they are making a strong showing among flavored nuts. Cajun flavors, specific styles of barbecue, and even flavors inspired by areas in the world such as Tuscany are providing new and even more incredible ways to enjoy nuts.
Undoubtedly, these two trends – new and unique flavors, and the increasing popularity of nuts as a snack food – mean that there are many different ways a flavorist can produce something sure to create a lot of buzz once it hits store shelves.