Foodie trends gives holiday spice to drink... | Gather: "you have been to Starbucks, Blenz or even Costco taste testings, then you know that Holiday Spice flavors are hot, hot, hot! Starting in October with Pumpkin Latte or hot apple cider customer demand can cause supplies to run out. In December the flavor addicts have developed into full blown mocha peppermint decadent drinks. Holidays it seems, are a great time to treat yourself to special flavors in food and drink.
Restaurant chains are responding also and according to recent news headlines consumers are dining out more often this year. Consumers are also requesting traditional holiday foods such as pumpkin, squash, caramel and hazelnut. In frozen foods you can now find ravioli filled with pumpkin, or butternut squash. In fact demand for these 'fall' flavors has increased 150% or more.
Leading market consumer Mintel has offe"