Our Favorite 2022 Food Trends

Food innovations craft unique stories inspired by culture, social media, current health topics, and a demand for diversity—and flavors and ingredients play a central role in that innovation.

Today’s consumers demand authentic tastes that are nutritious and sustainable. It can be a challenge to find the inspiration to innovate and keep up with demand. Following emerging trends and consumer preferences are great ways to spark creativity for your next food innovation.

We’ve gathered trends using proprietary insights, menu trends, product launches and ingredient labels, consumer preferences, social media chatter, chef-led innovation, and direct experience in product launches around the world.

What story will you create with the fastest-growing flavors for 2022?

FOOD TRENDS FOR 2022

Cuisine trends represent an evolution of taste and how it coexists with culture. The 20 fastest growing cuisines of the past year include:

Filipino
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Peruvian
  • Ethiopian
  • Malaysian
  • Mongolian
  • Latin American
  • Polish
  • Brazilian
  • Moroccan
  • Russian
  • Argentinian
  • South African
  • Lebanese
  • Persian
  • Turkish
  • Egyptian

 

SWEET FLAVORS

Sweet foods include candy, confectionary, cookies, desserts, bars, cereal, sweet baked goods, spoonable yogurt, etc.

  • Kahlua
    Whiskey
    Citrus Zest
    Champagne
    Margarita
    Ube
    Cheddar Cheese
    Tangerine
    Sour Cherry
    Guava
    Rhubarb
    Acai
    Saffron
    Tahini
    Lychee
    Sage
    Cardamom
    Hibiscus
    Pandan
    Rose
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  • SALTY SNACKS

Salty Snacks include chips, popcorn, meat snacks, puffed snacks, tortilla, etc.

Egg
Sage
Raspberry
Sour Cream & Chives
Tamarind
White Pepper
Guacamole
Matcha Tea
Salsa
Cajun
Toffee
Sweet Barbecue
Sesame
Spirulina
Tahini
Whiskey
Tabasco
Peppermint
Vanilla Bean
Everything Bagel Seasoning

SAVORY FLAVORS

Savory foods include meat, meals, appetizers, sauces, dips, dressings, etc.

Espresso/Coffee
Greek Tzatziki
Green Goddess
Tamarind
Korean Gochujang
Tamari
Togarashi
Shoyu/Soy
Peppadew Pepper
Banana Pepper
Eel Sauce/ Unagi Sauce
Galangal
Pumpkin Spice
Fig
Truffle Oil
Chili Crisp 
Coconut Milk
Nashville Hot
Furikake

Sambal

DAIRY & HOT BEVERAGES

Dairy and hot beverages include tea, coffee, nutritional beverages, shakes, hot cocoa, etc.

  • Cardamom 
  • Lavender 
  • Basil 
  • Cookies & Cream 
  • Sage 
  • Horchata 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Macadamia Nut 
  • Irish Cream 
  • Guava 
  • Mandarin 
  • Green Apple 
  • Lychee 
  • Sea Salt 
  • Pineapple 
  • Butter Pecan 
  • Walnut 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Passion Fruit 
  • Oat
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  • WATER & COLD BEVERAGES

  • Water and cold beverages include alcohol, beverage enhancers, water, soft drinks, juices, smoothies, etc. 
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  • Pear
    Clove
    Orange Blossom
    Sweet Treats
    Cake
    Marshmallow
    Pumpkin Pie
    Graham Cracker
    Muffin
    Candy
    Brownie
    Alcohol & Cocktail Inspired
    Cider
    Moscow Mule
    Mai Tai
    Mimosa
    Old Fashioned
    Gin
    Chili/Heat
    Habanero Chili
    Jalapeno Chili
    Gingerbread
    Black Tea
    Pistachio
    Cherry Blossom
    Kumquat
    Matcha
    Calamansi
    Tamarind
    Pomelo
    Thyme
    Horchata
    Black Pepper
    Honeydew
    Huckleberry
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  • Inspired? Hungry? Ready to try something new with some of these ingredients or flavors? KerrySelect is here to help you on your taste journey. Contact us to start your next innovation. 

 

 

 

 

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