The trend for turmeric infused hot drinks has been brewing for a while. The market research firm Mintel named turmeric as one of its ‘foods to watch’ in 2016. Google singled-out turmeric’s ascent to stardom after searches for the spice increased by 56 per cent from November 2016 to January 2017.
September 23rd marked the official first day of autumn for 2015 and the new season is full of prospects for food and beverage operators; drink menus become influenced by pumpkin and gingerbread and food offerings start to align with the cooler weather.
UK retail sales of Halloween products last year were around £240 million. Halloween is an opportunity for caterers to introduce a number of autumn inspired flavours to their food and drinks menus at a premium price; allowing operators to tap into a profitable festival that marks the change of seasons. New items on the menu may include pumpkin, chestnuts, cranberries, apples, roasted vegetables, and aromatic spices. Transforming standard dishes into warming seasonal favourites that will draw customers in from the cold.