We’ve all likely heard the expression, “variety is the spice of life.” Well, that may in fact be true. But sometimes spice itself is the spice of life. Especially when it comes to desserts. According to Julia Gallo-Torres, senior foodservice analyst at Mintel International, spices are the fifth most-popular dessert flavor. It’s easy to understand why when you consider all of the complex and delicious flavor profiles they can impart. One of the most appealing aspects of spices is how they deliver on the global flavors that consumers today are seeking. From the Jamaican and Middle Eastern influences of allspice, […]
Sweet Street takes caramel to a whole new level of cravable.
The debate over how to pronounce caramel may rage on forever. Is it CAR-mull? Or CARE-uh-mell? Either way, one thing’s for sure: caramel is a hugely popular treat that mixes perfectly into a host of decadent dessert possibilities. To fully appreciate the magic of caramel, let’s start with a brief chemistry lesson. According to Wikipedia, the process of caramelization consists of heating sugar slowly to around 340°F. This process removes water from the sugar and causes the molecules to break down. The sugar then reforms into a new compound with a characteristic color and flavor. Cooking the sugar at just […]