Favorite Flavors

Consumers are seeking bold, creative flavors on the menu, and turkey is the perfect canvas for new applications.

Spicy sauces and ethnic fusion dishes are growing in popularity, especially with younger diners. Savory and smoky flavors are also trendy, along with an increased interest in sour and bitter tastes. Diners are in favor of pairing sweet flavors with other profiles, such as sweet and savory, sweet and smoky, and sweet and sour.

Turkey is the perfect base for creative glazes and sauces. It's a versatile protein that can be paired with a variety of flavors. Try these glazes on tender roast turkey for the sought-after flavors your patrons are craving:

  • Honey Lemon Habanero Pepper Glaze: Mix sweet honey and sour lemon zest with seeded habaneros for an interesting blend of flavors.
  • Orange Cranberry Glaze: The traditional orange-cranberry flavor combination is complemented by a surprise ingredient—red jalapeño jelly.
  • Bourbon Apple Butter Glaze: Tangy apple cider vinegar, honey, smooth bourbon and barbecue sauce make a crave-able mixture of savory and sweet flavors.

View our Innovative Recipes for more on-trend menu ideas.


Flavor Consumer Trends Report, Technomic, 2013

Find Your Broker

Find Your Broker