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Kerry Foods 2023 Flavor Trends Report

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April 17, 2023

Innovative recipes are taking the restaurant industry by storm. Customers are looking for quality food and drinks with trending flavors to pair with their meals. To stay cutting edge and satisfy your guests’ cravings, you want to bring in some of the hottest food flavor trends to your menu. With Kerry Foodservice and its wide variety of flavors, you know your customers will have plenty of options.

Kerry Foodservice Highlights Current Flavor Trends

Kerry Foodservice is the leader in restaurant-grade products. Featuring consumer-favorite brands such as DaVinci Gourmet, Big Train, Golden Dipt, and more, Kerry Foodservice knows a thing or two about popular food and drink flavors. It also honors sustainable practices while delivering exceptional products.

With such a strong presence in the food and drink industry, Kerry Foodservice has its finger on the pulse of the next big flavor craves to emerge. Their 2023 Flavor Insights report show you which flavor combinations to focus on and offers a few recipes you can easily incorporate into your menu.

Kerry Foodservice Flavors Breakdown

Inside the report, Kerry Foodservice breaks down a number of different food and beverage trends to give you plenty of options and ideas to innovate and update your menu. In each section, they group flavors into several categories including: Mainstream, Key, Up & Coming, and Emerging. 

A few of these up & coming flavor profiles and recipes include:

1. Globally-Inspired Hot Beverages

Bold spices like ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne are some of the hottest ingredients on food and beverage menus. Customers want global flavors, and Kerry Foodservice provides inspiring recipes for any establishment.

Turmeric powder

Recipe Feature: Hot and Spicy Horchata Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Big Train® Horchata
  • 1 Cup Hot Coffee
  • 3 oz. Milk (or milk alternative)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cayenne Powder for Garnish


  • Stir water and Big Train® Horchata Mix together
  • Top with milk and whipped cream
  • Add a dash of cayenne powder for an extra kick

2. Nostalgic Cold Beverages

Modern customers love looking to the past for an authentic flavor blast. Cream soda, bubble gum, and strawberries and cream are all among the top emerging drink flavors in 2023. It doesn’t get more nostalgic than an old-fashioned milkshake featuring Kerry Foodservice ingredients.

Recipe Feature: Strawberries and Cheesecake Milkshake Ingredients:


  • In a blender, add Island Oasis® Ice Cream Mix, vanilla ice cream, DaVinci Gourmet® Cheesecake Syrup and DaVinci Gourmet® Strawberry Syrup and one strawberry
  • Blend until smooth

3. Savory Beverage Flavors

Umami is high on the flavor scale, and consumers love the savory aspect that matcha brings to the beverage table, especially when paired with some herbaceous elements.

DaVinci Gourmet® Sugar-Free Peppermint Syrup

Recipe Feature: Peppermint Iced Matcha


  • Combine Peppermint Syrup, matcha powder, and hot water in a cup
  • Whisk to combine until there are no lumps from the matcha powder
  • Add ice
  • Pour cold milk over the matcha mixture and stir

Explore More Kerry Foodservice Flavor Trends Amp up your menu in 2023 with big flavors from Kerry Foodservice. Download their 2023 Flavor Insight report to learn even more about upcoming flavor profiles. 

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