The combination of shifting U.S. cultural demographics caused by the growing Hispanic and Asian populations and younger consumers’ desire for flavorful foods andComax Flavor Surge beverages has led to an increased interest in savory ingredients, including herbs and spices, according to Comax Flavors. In response to these changing U.S. taste palates, the ingredient supplier crafted the “Flavor Surge” collection using savory flavor combinations with a multicultural twist. Available in Cardamom Pear Berry, Chili Ginger Lime, Cilantro Lime, Ginger Sesame Caramel and Smoked Paprika, these distinct flavors can be used in an array of formulations including ready-to-drink beverages, spirits and dairy products, the company says.

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