No time of year is richer in tradition than the holiday season. And over the past few years, we’ve made it our own tradition on this blog to take a reflective look back at what’s currently driving dessert sales.
So without further ado, let’s cue the holiday music, don our favorite ugly sweater, and review some of the dessert trends that have shaped 2017—and will continue to remain popular in the coming year.
Mash-ups are trending up
According to the website purewow.com, dessert mash-ups have been and will continue to be a hit among sweets lovers. Anything from macaron ice cream sandwiches to cakes made out of waffles is on the table for delicious consideration.
If you’re feeling creative, Sweet Street can help you cash in with a mash-up of your own. Just take two pieces of our Salted Caramel Cookie-Pie Rave®, add an ice cream center, and voila! You now have a luscious ice cream cookie sandwich.
Milkshakes are going mega
When it comes to milkshakes, the rules have officially been thrown out—because now virtually anything can be thrown in. As theculturetrip.com describes, that means things like mounds of cookies, half a cake, and even candy bars.
Sweet Street is a veritable gold mine for operators to explore when searching for the building blocks of a lusciously over-the-top milkshake. Our Red Velvet Cake, Just Chocolate Manifesto™ Cookie and Brownie Bites are all mega-milkshake-worthy delights.
Colors are captivating us
Award-winning pastry chef Christina Tosi recently told marthastewart.com that she’s noticed “a hilarious rainbow sprinkle/unicorn trend” happening now. It’s not surprising when you think about it. After all, who can resist an explosion of colors that make you feel like a kid again?
You’ll find a smile-inducing dessert offering from Sweet Street in the form of our Summerberry Stack®, which gets its colorful composition from flecks of bright berries and tart key lime. And don’t forget about our Celebration Cupcake, scattered with all-natural, pastel sprinkles. Let the festive celebration begin!