Beyond all the traditions of the holiday season, December has always been a great time to take an inventory of the events and trends that shaped the entire year.
In this spirit, let’s take a look at some of the products and flavors that have been gaining popularity among dessert lovers—and will continue to drive orders as we turn the calendar to 2016.
Not just chocolate—BOLD chocolate
It’s no secret that chocolate remains the go to choice of so many dessert lovers. But today’s patrons want to dial up the drama. Examiner.com talks about the trend toward “bolder chocolate” in 2015, including deeper, darker and more bitter options.
You’ll find many ways to dazzle chocolate lovers with memorable offerings from Sweet Street. Our Molten Chocolate Cake features dark chocolate truffle that unleashes a rush of molten chocolate to a patron’s delight. Meanwhile, Sandy’s Amazing Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie takes the love of chocolate to a decadently unique place.
This is one trend that’s actually much longer than one year in the making. According to research from Datassential MenuTrends, miniature desserts have been steadily growing on menus since 2005.
You can leverage the popularity of smaller desserts by creatively menuing offerings from Sweet Street. For instance, our Blackberry Cabernet Individual Cheese is an individual cheesecake that could be offered for several guests to share. And our Bandes, such as the Minted Lemonade Bande, accommodate an array of slicing options to create bite-sized servings as well.
Honey, we love you
Firmenich, an innovative Flavor House and research company, has named honey as its flavor of the year for 2015. And while the distinction transcends desserts, it certainly presents a sweet opportunity to leverage the popularity of this familiar flavor.
Add honey appeal to your dessert menu with the Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack from Sweet Street, which is finished with crunchy honey roasted peanuts.
Whatever the next big dessert trend might be, you can bet that Sweet Street will be on top of it—providing gotta-have-it offerings for your patrons to enjoy.