Savory Flavors for Crackers
Crackers are notorious for being a little bit bland, but that all seems to have changed in the past few years. While plain white crackers are still available (and are perfect for dipping into delicious, savory soups), when it comes to snack crackers people are looking for a much more rewarding flavor experience. It is no surprise, then, that flavor companies have been searching for new and innovative ways to add delicious, savory flavors to their cracker products, thereby making them fresh and exciting again to flavorists. The number of cracker flavors available has never been as huge as it is now.
While there is still a major predisposition toward cracker flavors that are rich and savory in their flavor, traditional flavors are in fact still very popular among consumers. Among the most popular types of cracker flavors are cheese crackers. However, the exact type of cheese that a cracker offers can vary widely. Cheese flavors can be very different, depending on the type of cheese a company is looking for. A company can recreate a particularly strong cheese flavor, such as that of parmesan, or something milder, such as mozzarella. Cheese blends can easily be created or enhanced by flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Iso Butyraldehyde and Natural Dairy Complex, which has led to the prevalence of these types of flavor ingredients in the cracker market.
Other types of flavors often used on crackers include vegetable flavors. Sun dried tomato is a great, tart addition to a cracker that can really give customers the “savory” experience that they are searching for. Other common flavors include garlic and onion. Herbal mixes are also increasing in popularity when it comes to flavored crackers. From rosemary to sage, thyme, and basil, there are many different herbaceous flavors that can be recreated with flavor ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s Natural Iso Amyl Salicylate for a delicious, savory flavor experience.
Another savory cracker flavor that some people might not think about or expect is that of meat, poultry, or seafood. It might even surprise some people to realize that these types of cracker flavors have actually been around for a while, and are often wildly popular in foreign markets. They are now beginning to increase in popularity in the domestic market, and there are a number of delicious choices for flavorists when creating new cracker flavors. These include chicken flavors, beefy flavors, shrimp flavors, and much more.
However, a company does not necessarily have to think far outside of the box to create great, savory flavors for their crackers. Many customers still do enjoy simplicity, especially when they are searching for great crackers to use in their soups and stews. In that case, it can be a good idea to choose simple flavor ingredients to give them a delicious boost. Buttery flavors are one great and incredibly popular choice when it comes to crackers, as are creamy, dairy flavors.
Whatever a company is looking to accomplish with the flavors that it chooses for its crackers, there are many different delicious ways to create a great food item, whether it is for snacking or for using with other food products.