Current flavor and color trends in baked goods and snacks

Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery, March 9, 2016: Ed McIntosh, marketing manager at Flavorchem Corp., Downers Grove, IL, predicts more savory flavors and flavor mash-ups to appear in breads, trends he attributes to millennials and gen X. The company recently expanded its savory bread flavors like a Middle East blend, sweet fennel and chipotle pepper.

Nostalgia is another trend still prevalent in the baked goods category. Radke cites root beer, s’mores, bubble gum, cotton candy and birthday cake as some of the more-popular nostalgic flavors.