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Chef's Notes

Flavor Forecast feature: Pumpkin Pie Spice

December 2020 | Gabby, Senior Research Chef & Culinary Mixologist

Flavor Forecast® Featured Flavor: Pumpkin Pie Spice & Coconut Milk

Our signature Flavor Forecast® report uncovers trends that shake up the way we cook, flavor and eat. As 2020 celebrated 20 years of forecasting, we’d like to share some of our favorite profiles that have made an impact on the flavor landscape and will continue to shape our tastes for tomorrow.

Paired with coconut milk, pumpkin pie spice was featured in 2010 and the rest is history. A quintessential flavor for cooler months, pumpkin pie spice delivers sweet brown notes like cinnamon and ginger. This warming spice blend has become synonymous with fall and has appeared in a variety of applications from familiar (lattes) to far out (even beauty products). When blended with creamy coconut milk, the unexpected duo reconnects the components of a familiar American spice mixture with their tropical roots.

Check out Chef Gabby’s take on this profile and thoughts for the future:

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To incorporate these inspirational profiles into your next innovation, contact your McCormick account representative or contact us today.