Fall occasions like back to school, tailgating and Pink October, which seeks to increase breast cancer awareness, may drive new flavor trends, said Dylan Thompson, marketing and consumer insight manager for Symrise’s Flavors Division in North America and based in Teterboro, N.J. [more...]

“For back to school, think about things inspired by school snacks and lunch,” he said, giving examples of new takes on peanut butter and jelly, apples and healthy treats.

Pink teas (strawberry, hibiscus and rose) could be linked to Pink October as could Pink Lady apples, pink fudge and ruby chocolate.

“For the classic autumn flavors and spices, we think turmeric will continue to be important, connected to natural, holistic health space, most likely paired with other flavors like chai ginger, coconut and lemon,” Mr. Thompson said.

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