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trend alert: swe-avoury

29th May 2018 by Phoebe

What if sweet and savoury teamed up? That’s right, the latest trend to take the food world by storm is swe-avoury.

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While the debate over pineapple on pizza rages on, swe-avoury takes unexpected flavour combinations to a whole new level. Rather than using ingredients that add just a hint of sweet or savoury to food, curious taste buds are on the hunt for something that layers wildly different flavours together to create one seamless snack. What makes this idea so appealing? Like Willy Wonka’s never-ending gobstopper, us foodies can’t get enough of experiencing a truck-load of flavour in the same mouthful.

Holly

It’s in our nature to crave a variety of different flavours. We use sugar for energy and salt for essential nutrition, so when we get both at once our brain experiences ‘sensory specific satiety’ - or in foodie terms… ultimate satisfaction

Holly, graze taste expert

When it comes to cooking up swe-avoury treats in the graze kitchen, we always make sure we put our stamp on it. That means using the best ingredients nature has to offer, without any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Our taste experts knew they’d hit gold when they matched salted pretzel sticks with a smooth cocoa hazelnut dip - a crunchy, swe-avoury dream come true. Another favourite combo of ours is the natural sweetness of beetroot paired with jalapeno chickpeas for a sweet and spicy hit.

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Experiment with swe-avoury at home

If you’re anything like us, you can’t help experimenting in the kitchen. Making something swe-avoury yourself could be as simple as pairing your favourite cheese with an unexpected fruit or chutney.

Why not try one of these crazy combos straight from our taste experts’ imaginations?

  1. Cool, creamy goats cheese with a tangy side of chilli jam
  2. Grilled watermelon salad with mint and feta
  3. Baked sweet potato slices with nut butter, cinnamon and spicecream

(Yep, that’s spicy icecream. You heard it here first.)

Are you a fan of swe-avoury snacks?

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By Phoebe, graze blogger.

Phoebe is one of the graze bloggers, she's always on the look out for the latest trends and spends way too much time looking at pictures of other people's food on Instagram! Her favourite graze snack is spicy sriracha crunch 🌶

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