Easter & Spring Flavor Trends

Try these Easter and spring flavor trends in your food and beverage products

It’s time for the Easter flavors parade!  Since Easter Sunday usually falls during late March or early April, it’s only natural that Easter flavor trends embrace Spring themes that are bright, sweet, fresh, and delicate.  Here are some of our favorite Easter and Spring Flavor Trends, picked just for you!  

Little girl eating Easter candy, example of spring flavor trends
Spring is sweet! Easter candies are a great opportunity for popular Spring flavors like carrot cake and strawberry shortcake.

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Carrot Cake

Did somebunny say “carrot”?  This popular dessert mixes the sweet, slightly earthy notes of fresh carrot with butter, spice cake, raisin, walnut, and cream cheese to create a truly unique flavor combination.  Decidedly decadent, carrot cake is one of the few indulgences with a little bit of a health halo, thanks to its veggie connection.  This makes it a fun flavor to try in health foods and beverages, such as energy bars and nutritional shakes.  Our favorite application for carrot cake flavor is ice cream, as the sweet cream base is the perfect canvas for its yummy complexity. Request a sample of carrot cake flavor

Carrot cake on blue table, example of spring flavor trends
Carrots, walnuts, and raisins…is carrot cake a decadent indulgence or healthy snack? Maybe it’s all of the above!

Coconut Cream Pie

If coconut has a holiday, it’s got to be Easter.  From coconut macaroons to bunny-shaped cakes with coconut frosting, and all those coconut filled bon bons and Easter egg confections, this is the time of year when coconut flavor steps into the spotlight.  Coconut cream pie flavor showcases notes of toasted coconut, coconut custard, and pie crust that lend a tropical indulgence to Spring flavor trends.  Use it as a natural flavor for coconut water, ready-to-drink cocktails, arroz con leche, or bakery items such as donuts and shortbread cookies. Request a sample of coconut cream pie flavor

Fresh coconut pie with hand taking a slice, example of spring flavor trends
Have a slice! Coconut cream pie lends a tropical touch to Spring flavor trends.

Pistachio Macaron

No trip to Pair-ree is complete without a stop at the corner patisserie for a pistachio macaron.  These light and crunchy cookies with a nutty buttercream filling look, taste, and smell like spring!  Pistachio macaron flavor combines the delicate notes of toasted almond, meringue, and sweet pistachio with the richness of buttercream frosting.  A matcha latte, muffin mix, cream liqueur, or flavored milk are all great applications for this flavor concept. Request a sample of pstachio macaron flavor

Close up of pistachio macarons with pistachio nutmeats, example of spring flavor trends
Pistachio flavor is having a moment. This delicate cookie flavor helps it serve Easter and Spring flavor trends, too.

Lemon Poppy Seed Scone

Zesty, sweet, and nutty – lemon poppy seed scone is a trending Spring flavor!  It’s high tea heritage captures the flavor vibe of Easter, Mother’s Day, and baby and bridal showers.  Speaking of which, we think lemon poppy seed scone flavor is an innovative choice for flavored black and herbal teas, as well as confections and bars.  What applications would you add this exciting new flavor to? Request a sample of lemon poppy seed scone flavor

Tray of freshly baked lemon poppy seed scones with icing, example of spring flavor trends
From the jump, poppy seed and lemon were destined to be together! Try this flavor and you’ll taste why.

Strawberry Shortcake

Fresh strawberries crowning a thick slice of fluffy angel food cake with an artfully placed dollop of whipped cream is strawberry shortcake at is most simplistic, and sublime!  This classic Easter dessert is a refreshing breath of spring flavor.  Notes of fresh and jammy strawberry mingle with crème fraiche and sponge cake.  Strawberry shortcake flavor is delightful in everything from yogurt and gummies to sparkling water and vodka cocktails.  Request a sample of strawberry shortcake flavor

Slice of angel food cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, strawberry shortcake, example of spring flavor trend
Who doesn’t swoon over strawberry desserts? Strawberry shortcake flavor is on our short list of the best spring favors of all time.

Blueberry Lavender Lemonade

Sweet berry, bright citrus, and tender florals unite in this refreshing natural flavor with a solid Spring vibe.  We think blueberry lavender lemonade flavor would be the perfect premiumization for Easter confections – think gourmet jellybeans, marshmallow chicks, and white chocolate bunnies.  Take it into summer as a popsicle or energy drink flavor.  Use blueberry lavender lemonade flavor to bring a little sunshine to your food and beverage applications! Request a sample of blueberry lavender lemonade flavor

Two glasses of blueberry lavender lemonade with fresh blueberries and lemon slices, example of spring flavor trends
Spring beverage trends are all about fresh fruit and botanicals. Blueberry lavender lemonade hits a sweet spot on both!

White Chocolate Raspberry Bar

These bar cookies are spring favorites, and it’s not hard to see why: rich and creamy white chocolate and zingy raspberry jam contrast beautifully against a buttery sugar cookie base.  This natural flavor is an…ahem…natural for ice cream, yogurt, milkshakes, cream cheese, pudding, and other dairy and plant milk-based applications.  Choose white chocolate raspberry bar flavor for your next Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Spring seasonal LTO! Request a sample of white chocolate raspberry bar flavor

Freshly baked white chocolate raspberry bars, example of spring flavor trends
White chocolate offers a decadent canvas that grounds the tartness of raspberry, allowing its fruity essence to come forward.

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With notes of rich caramel, dried fruit, and brown spice, our natural spiced rum flavor captures the best of Barbados.  The perfect choice for creating a nonalcoholic Mai Tai, Daquiri, Hurricane, or Mojito – or managing the freeze point for Rum Raisin ice cream.

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