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Flavor Forecast: Looking Back to Look Forward

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Flavor Forecast: Looking Back to Look Forward

October 2020 | MCCORMICK CULINARY & INSIGHTS

Over the past 20 years of forecasting, we’ve identified trends that would eventually shake up the way we cook, flavor and eat. These discoveries impacted food and drink culture in the most exciting ways. Today? It’s all about the intersection of past and present – and how these trends continue to shape our tastes for tomorrow’s favorite flavors.

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From simple to complex, sweetness provides an indulgent escape from the everyday, a chance to enjoy every sensorial detail of food and eating. Modern and unapologetic, this trend stakes claim in the pleasures we crave and the satisfaction we deserve.

Learn more about Sweet & Seasonal Satisfaction.

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No travel? No problem. As the desire for hyper-local tastes increases, Flavor Forecast continues to deliver global flavor to you in the comfort of your own home. Over the years we’ve highlighted seasonings, sauces and ingredients that help you get a taste of the world.

Learn more about Global Finds.

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Bring on the heat. When it comes to the history of Flavor Forecast, there’s never been a shortage of bold and spicy profiles. Consumers crave it – from mild to knock your socks off heat. Buckle in as we explore the sensory experience and enjoyment that both heat and spice bring to the table.

Learn more about Spicy (R)evolution.

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In our consistent pursuit of what’s next, health and wellness have always been top-of-mind in our Flavor Forecast. Lifestyle and food are more intertwined than ever before, and there’s a great realization that flavor doesn’t need to be compromised to meet nutritional needs. In short, wellness has never tasted (or looked) so good.

Learn more about Empowered Eating & Drinking