[Update] Latest Holiday Flavor Launches

The latest holiday flavor launches include products from Dunkin' Donuts, Purely Inspired, Nestlé and more.
The latest holiday flavor launches include products from Dunkin' Donuts, Purely Inspired, Nestlé and more.

Allied Market Research states that the food flavors market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2020 to 2027, reaching $17.4 billion by 2027. With the holidays quickly approaching, iconic flavors are on the rise again through all kinds of flavorful products. Here's a recap of the latest holiday flavor launches.

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Dunkin' Donuts is celebrating the holidays with a series of winter flavors, including Toasted White Chocolate Signature Latte (white chocolate with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and cinnamon sugar), Holiday Blend Coffee (Colombian and Ethiopian coffees with notes of sweet molasses and dried fruit), White Mocha Hot Chocolate (creamy milk chocolate with notes of white chocolate) and Peppermint Mocha Signature Latte (warm notes balanced with cooling peppermint, whipped cream, mocha drizzle and cocoa powder).

Mountain Dew launched Gingerbread Snap'd, a limited-time holiday flavored drink with bold, artificial gingerbread flavoring.

Nestle Toll House debuted four holiday cookie dough flavors. Peppermint cocoa features cocoa cookie dough with red and white peppermint chunks. Gingerbread dough is topped with holiday sprinkles. Red velvet cookie dough is mixed with white morsels reminiscent of cream cheese frosting, and Snow Day dough features white chip cookie dough with snowflake sprinkles and sugar crystals.

Purely Inspired launched Peppermint Mocha, its first-ever limited-edition seasonal flavor. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan and includes 22 grams of plant-based protein.

Red Bull has introduced its Red Bull Winter Edition Pomegranate flavor, with notes of pomegranate, sour cherry and red berries.

Sprite has released Winter Cranberry, infusing the lemon-lime flavor of Sprite with a warm spice blend and tart cranberry flavor.

Mingle Mocktails has released a holiday line of ready-to-drink cocktails, minus the booze. The blends include Cranberry Cosmo, Blackberry Hibiscus Bellini, Cucumber Melon Mojito, Moscow Mule and the Blood Orange Elderflower. All are handcrafted using only natural and organic ingredients including real fruit juices, organic cane sugar and botanical blends. They are also gluten-free, vegan, non-GMP and kosher, and contain only 20 calories per four-ounce serving.

Red Vines has released a gingerbread flavor licorice for the holidays. Red Vines licorice is fat-free, low sodium, kosher and halal certified.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams introduced six new flavors for the holiday season. Brown Butter Almond has almond candy crushed into buttercream ice cream.  Cognac with Gingerbread offers warming cognac ice cream with notes of butterscotch and brown sugar, dark caramel sauce and heavily spiced gingerbread cake pieces throughout. Mexican Hot Chocolate is a classic combination of milk chocolate cream, cinnamon and cayenne. Salty caramel holds caramelized sugar caramelized blended with sea salt and grass-grazed Ohio milk. Sugar Plum consists of Amaretti cookies, puckery plum jam and plum wine sweet cream. White Chocolate Peppermint offers pink and white peppermint ice creams swirled together with white chocolate freckles.

Timeless Vapes introduced a limited edition holiday box with two flavors, Cranberry OG and Cherry Pie. The Arizona box holds 500mg, and the Oklahoma box holds 1000mg.

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