Popular Fruit Flavor Combinations
There are many ways to utilize great fruit flavor, but rather than seek out new and exotic fruits, sometimes it serves flavorists well to be innovative with fruit flavor combinations. Combining classic fruit flavors into new and unique combinations can be a great way to serve up a new twist to customers, and there are many fruit flavor combinations that have already become classics in their own right.
Among the most classic of fruit flavor combinations are those such as strawberry and banana, pineapple and coconut, and lemon-lime. One of the most notable things about these types of pairings is that they tend to have similar flavor characteristics, as well as other characteristics that are very different. This makes for a perfect blending between the two fruits as well as added complexity that they would not have otherwise. Flavorists can take their cue from these types of classic combinations when they are looking for new and innovative ways to mix fruit flavors.
Berry combinations are also popular. Either various berry flavors can be mixed together, or a generally “berry” flavor ingredient such as Natural Fermentone can be used as a base for other berry ingredients, or even fresh juices and extracts. Cranberry mixes are especially prevalent and popular at the moment, and their naturally tart but sweet flavor allows them to mix easily with everything from sweet apple and grape to citrus flavors, cherry, and much more.
Fruit flavor combinations are likely most popular in the fruit juice and beverages industry, but they have moved out to other markets as well. Cranberry-orange is a popular flavor combination in the creation of baked goods such as muffins and cupcakes, while a host of fruit flavor mixes have made their way into the confectionery industry. Needless to say, fruit flavor combinations are among the most popular for good reason. They can be a great way to create delicious and popular flavors.