Matcha, fruity cereal, dragon fruit and more flavours on the rise in Canada: Kerry

Company releases its 2024 Taste Charts
Jillian Morgan
Digital Editor
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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Canadians are craving more matcha in 2024.

Ireland-headquartered food company Kerry has released its 2024 Taste Charts.

The charts identify flavours and ingredients here to stay, as well as those poised to create ripples in the food industry. 

Covering the sweet, savoury, salty snack and beverage categories, each region- and country-level chart contains unique recommendations.

See below for the emerging flavours tracked by Kerry (the fastest growing flavours over the last year) in Canada. 

Sweet

  • Matcha
  • Ginger
  • Apple cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Watermelon
  • Coca
  • Brown butter
  • Rhubarb
  • Apple pie
  • Indian kulfi
  • Nougat
  • Apricot
  • Passion fruit
  • Praline
  • Cappuccino
  • Pear
  • Date
  • Ube
  • Cheese
  • Dulce de leche

Savoury

  • Truffle mushroom
  • Sichuan chili
  • Indian butter chicken
  • Turmeric
  • Miso
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Cranberry
  • Dijon mustard
  • Adobo
  • Apple
  • Shiitake mushroom
  • Nashville hot
  • Pepper lemon
  • Kimchi
  • Al pastor
  • Coffee
  • Chimichurri
  • Hot honey
  • Gochujang
  • Mole poblano

Salty Snacks

  • Hot Maple
  • Korean barbecue
  • Taco seasoning
  • Himalayan salt
  • Malt vinegar
  • Curry
  • Nashville hot
  • Toffee
  • Blue cheese
  • Turmeric
  • Peri-peri
  • Coffee
  • Pizza
  • Masala
  • Teriyaki
  • Sriracha
  • Greek tzatziki
  • Adobo
  • Za’atar
  • Portuguese chicken

Beverage – dairy and hot

  • Chai
  • White chocolate
  • Lychee
  • Cardamom
  • Eggnog
  • Moroccan mint
  • Gingerbread
  • Cranberry
  • Espresso
  • Pistachio
  • Irish cream
  • Churro
  • Apple crumble
  • Blood orange
  • Mexican chocolate
  • Lemongrass
  • Brown sugar
  • Bergamot
  • Fruity cereal
  • Donut

Beverage – water and cold

  • Calamansi
  • Key lime
  • Kiwi
  • Elderberry
  • Rosemary
  • Banana
  • Acai
  • Juniper
  • Mojito
  • Haskap berry
  • Elderflower
  • Pea
  • Sicilian lemon
  • Pink lemonade
  • Plum
  • Chili pepper
  • Lychee
  • Pink pineapple
  • Dragon fruit
  • White peach
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