Food Channel Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2011


The Food Channel presents its ” Top Ten Dessert Trends for 2011,” sponsored by MARS Foodservices. By partnering with CultureWaves, the International Food Futurists, and Mintel International, The Food Channel has been able to identify the most significant food trends in dessert for 2011, from the evolution of the ever popular cupcake to the new raw food movement.

“When we took a look at how people are consuming dessert, one thing became clear: our tastes are evolving and becoming more educated ,” said Kay Logsdon, editor of The Food Channel. “We see society trending toward a more casual and less stuffy lifestyle. One on hand, we demand less processed foods and cleaner labels, but we still allow ourselves to indulge in sweet little rewards that get us through the day.”

The Food Channel Top Ten Dessert Trends in 2011

1. Ta-da!! The Next Cupcake Is… the cupcake movement is more around its evolution than its dissolution

2. Sweet, Heat, Salty and Tart desserts don’t always have to be sugary sweet

3. Wedding Cake Off the Guest List an overall trend toward a more casual, and less stuffy, lifestyle

4. Behold the Power of Protein people are looking for more than a sugar buzz from desserts today

5. Desserts for Grownups the maturing of America’s sweet tooth

6. Whole Grains and No Grains a food trend that’s all about health

7. Desserts in the Raw the demand for foods, desserts included, that are far less processed

8. A Touch of Sweetness All Day Long sweet little rewards that help get us through the day

9. A Hint of Floral subtle hints of floral have begun to sprout up in the dessert category

10. Dessert Theatrics enjoying a little tableside theater when we’re enjoying a nice restaurant dinner

(Bonus) The End of Shareable going in with the same spoon for bite after bite has gotten old

Posted by Lauren 06/04/11

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