Flavor of the Week: Banana Fosters Type (N&A) Water Soluble

Banana Fosters Type (N&A) Water Soluble- Item Code #561752

Chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day. In fact, about 58 million pounds of chocolate is sold during the week leading up to Valentine’s Day (Menyes). In honor of this holiday, we are highlighting one of our favorite flavors for chocolate: Bananas Foster. It is unique, novel, and delicious.

Consumers are demanding sophisticated and innovative flavors for chocolate. According to Mintel, flavor continues to be the main purchase driver in chocolate confectionary in the US. Furthermore, 34% of chocolate consumers in the UK are willing to pay more for chocolate with exciting flavors (Walji).  There is an opportunity for chocolate confectionary brands to be creative and challenge consumer expectations. Trilogy blends science with creativity and has developed flavors, such as Bananas Foster, that will intrigue consumers and keep them coming back for more.

Bananas Foster is an American dessert that was originally created in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1951. It is made from cooked bananas served over vanilla ice cream and topped with a caramelized liquor-based sauce made from butter, cinnamon, dark rum, brown sugar, and banana liqueur. At the time when the dessert was created, New Orleans was the hub for imported bananas from South America (Wilt).

Trilogy’s Bananas Foster Type flavor captures the true essence of this delicious dessert and pairs nicely with a variety of applications. The water-soluble flavor is described as having characteristics of banana, butter, and spicy-sweet cinnamon notes.

Recommended Starting Usage: 0.30% in white chocolate


Sources

Wilt, A. (2018). This New Orleans Institution Invented Bananas Foster. Received from Southern Living Magazine Wesbite.

            https://www.southernliving.com/desserts/brennans-bananas-foster-history

Walji, A. (2020). A Year of Innovation in Chocolate Confectionary, 2020. Received from Mintel Food & Drink.

Menyes, C. (2020). How Many Pounds of Chocolate do Americans Buy For Valentine’s Day? Received from The Daily Meal All Things Food and Drink.

            How Many Pounds of Chocolate Do Americans Buy for Valentine’s Day? (thedailymeal.com)

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