Our Favorite “Alternative” Fruit Flavors

Everybody knows the most popular fruit flavors – apple, orange, lemon, lime, and cherry, just to name a few examples. But in the modern day flavor market, a lot of these popular fruit flavors are taking a backseat to their alternatives, which can provide a unique and flavorful twist on these classics. These alternative fruit flavors take their inspiration from nature, providing just enough of the flavors we all know and love to be familiar with enough of a twist that they can still be exciting, fresh, and new.


Blood orange is one of the hottest new flavors on the market. Possessing the same great orange flavor that most people know, blood orange is just a little bit on the sweeter side, with the addition of a little bit of tartness that gives it an enjoyable kick. Advanced Biotech’s Natural Citrus Enhancer can be used to enhance the overall flavor of blood orange in everything from candy products to natural sodas and juice drinks.


Another big hit is blackberry, which has a deeper berry flavor as well as a bit of additional sweetness compared to berry flavors such as raspberry, which has always been popular on the flavor market. Both Advanced Biotech’s Natural Ionone and Natural Fermentone can be used to enhance various types of berry flavors, including blackberry, for use in numerous different types of products, including flavored sparkling water drinks.


Of course, that’s only scratching the surface of what’s possible when it comes to creating fruit flavors for these types of products. Clementine is another great citrus flavor alternative that, while sweet, has a slightly bitter edge. And while grapefruit has always been a popular option in and of itself, it’s only just beginning to see widespread appeal in the flavor market, appearing in candy flavors, beverages, and even as a flavor addition in many savory flavor options.


From specialty versions of fruit flavor (such as sour green apple) to classic fruits such as pomegranate, and even peach and pear, the market for fruit flavors that are just a little bit different than what we’re used to is steadily growing.