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