As the trees start to turn colors and the weather cools, Americans can choose between watching the pennant race in baseball or cheering on their fantasy football team each week. These traditions are as “American as apple pie” as the idiom goes.
Pie, now with its own holiday fittingly held on 3/14 each year, is “the most traditional American dessert” as reported by the National Pie Council. And, the apple pie doesn’t fall far from the tree…according to Technomic’s The Desserts Consumer Trends Report, 55% of those surveyed would consider purchasing pie from a restaurant or other foodservice location after dinner.
“Desserts are still huge, but it’s all about the classics,” said Cathy Nash Holley, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Flavor & The Menu. “People are experimenting more with their dinner instead of at the end of the meal”. This trend is making traditional flavors like apple and cherry consumers’ pie and cobbler preferences, but richer pies like chocolate, cream and pumpkin are still very appealing, according to Technomic’s The Desserts Consumer Trends Report.
Sweet Street offers several pie options to satisfy patrons pie hunger—everything from fruit pies such as Caramel Apple Granny® and Big Apple Pie to candy bar pies such as The Big Blitz with SNICKERS® BAR Pie. Key Lime Pie will satisfy fans of tart treats while OREO® Cookie Bash is perfect for chocolate loving patrons.