Now that fall is here, it seems like all things are turning to pumpkin. Or at least pumpkin flavoring!
When I went food shopping last week, as I went down the aisles of my local grocery store I noticed a wide variety of products that featured pumpkin flavoring.
In fact, according to The Nielsen Company, these are the top 10 pumpkin-flavored product categories:
- Pie filling
- Dog food (yes, dog food!)
- Baked bread
- Ready-to-eat cereal
- Baking mixes
- Liquid coffee
- Fresh desserts
According to Nielsen, sales of pumpkin-flavored products are expected to hit $414 million this year, which is 6% higher than last year’s fall season, but less than the 10% from previous years.
Meanwhile, there’s another fall-inspired flavor that’s gaining in the marketplace. Sales of many maple-flavored products are growing. Some of the top maple product categories include:
- Processed meat
- Pancake and waffle toppings
- Fully cooked meats
- Sweet snacks
- Facial skin care
- Diet and nutrition
- Baking mixes
Do you have any good pumpkin- or maple-flavored recipes you’d like to share? Send them to me at [email protected] and we’ll post as many as we can!
Also, I want to thank everyone who recently sent in a picture of their pet. (It sure seems like we love our pets!)
Honestly, I’m a little overwhelmed by all the submissions. I’ll go through them and try to post as many as possible over the next few weeks.
Thank you, and have a great weekend!