McCormick Predicts the Top Flavor Trends of 2017

It won’t be long until you see these trends popping up all around you

Get inspired by these flavor trends and try a few of McCormick’s flavor forecast recipes.

Global leader in flavor McCormick & Company, Inc. has released its annual McCormick Flavor Forecast 2017 to give foodies a taste of what’s to come in the new year.

Every year for almost two decades, the company has sourced more than a hundred culinary experts to gather data for the report. The company has accurately predicted up-and-coming flavors and ingredients from chipotle chiles to coconut water, according to a press release.

“This year, the Flavor Forecast identifies cutting-edge flavors that help chefs, tastemakers and home cooks refresh their menus,” Kevan Vetter, executive chef at McCormick, said in a statement.


Here are the top five flavors of the 2017 report:

  • Global Tastes: Do away with bland breakfast cereal; instead incorporate some Middle Eastern spices into the most important meal of the day.
  • Plancha: Upgrade from standard grilling to using a thick, flat slab of cast iron for a unique sear and crust on your grilled goods.
  • Egg Yolks: Incorporate eggs into more than just breakfast with dishes like udon and shakshuka.
  • Modern Med: The East meets the West with the combination of Western European and Eastern Mediterranean flavors.
  • Sweet on Pepper: Combine naturally sweet and bold spices with McCormick’s spin on poke.