Top Beverage Flavor Trends for 2021

Flavors that tingle, comfort, and function to dominate in the New Year.

Flavors that Tingle

With the tingling, cooling and burning sensation effects across our tongues; drink flavors such as ancho chile, habanero, and indian peppercorn are expected to boost up from Ready-to-Drink (RTD) cocktails to tea and to lemonade. While menthol-heavy pairing; think peppermint-mocha cream and lemon-coconut eucalyptus; will contribute a cooling element to seltzers, premium coffee, juice drinks, and more.

Flavors that Comfort

Our need for comfort with the current situation; flavors are our constant companion that keep us going. The leading flavors such as grapefruit, lemon, and lime will continue to be famous.

Consumers tend to always being nostalgic and loves to go back to classic flavors; their indulgence in food flavors like peanut butter, orange creamsicle, and grape cotton will continue in more sophisticated form.

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Flavors that Function

As the world is facing the global pandemic, consumers are getting keener finding their ways to good health and wellness. With the concept of healthy beverages that offers for immunity, cognitive, and mood-boosting benefits will be very significant.   We can expect fragrant flavors like hibiscus, elderflower, and orange blossom to be combined with other berry, botanical, and citrus elements to emphasize functional ingredient blends in naturally positioned teas, enhanced waters, flavored kombucha, and more.

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