Rockville (MD), August 18, 2014 – Heightened consumer interest in bolder flavors is intersecting with a desire for authentic, worldly preparations to propel the appeal of fermented foods, finds a new report from Packaged Facts, publisher of the Culinary Trend Tracking Series (CuTTS). “Packaged Facts survey data in 2014 finds that 53 percent of consumers seek out bolder flavors,” says David Sprinkle, research director, Packaged Facts. “This has played out well for fermented foods, which have found a rising tide of popularity due to the convergence of this desire for spicier, bolder flavors and a growing focus on global foods that represent authentic preparations.”
Kimchi, craft pickles, fish sauce, dried shrimp & shrimp paste, whiskey and tempeh & miso are trend profiles in which the new report, Fermented Artisanal Foods: Culinary Trend Tracking Series, takes a deep dive. Marketing, brand management, consumer insights, culinary, and C-suite professionals at manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice organizations, like restaurant companies, can access the new report by navigating to: http://www.packagedfacts.com/redirect.asp?progid=86559&productid=8106751
Fermented foods are finding artisan, regional and chef-driven takes. Their authenticity is rooted in hundreds of years of craft preparation and artisan pride. Regional preparations of fermented foods, like craft pickles and small-batch whiskey, are being elevated in the preferences of consumers looking for artisan foods. In addition to growing artisan appreciation of these foods, more consumers are preferring foods that contain ingredients geared toward wellness. The probiotic goodness of some of these foods, such as kimchi, lactic-acid fermented craft pickles and miso, are appealing to those looking to boost digestive health. Propelled by culinary interest in umami flavor, also known as the fifth taste, fish sauce and dried shrimp are seeing larger roles as ingredients in the kitchens of popular restaurants and foodservice operations as they carve their path toward consumer homes.
Packaged Facts’ new report explores seven different foods and beverages that encompass thematic avenues of opportunity for food businesses. Fermented Artisanal Foods: Culinary Trend Tracking Series charts how current lifestyle and demographic shifts open up fresh menu and packaged food opportunities related to foods fermented with care, which extends the potential for innovation deeper into meal, snack and beverage territory.
The profiles in the culinary report demonstrate the opportunity-scape of the popularity of fermentation:
The food themes presented in the culinary research of CuTTS adds to a comprehensive understanding of strategies and product profiles that can inspire and equip executives, strategists, chefs, and food research professionals in R&D/product development, market and consumer insights, brand management, and trade and consumer marketing, for future innovation.
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