When it comes to baked goods, consumers are demanding more, more, more. According to Euromonitor, they’re especially seeking out a variety of quality indulgences and artisan preparations. Enter almonds. These versatile nuts are essentially boiling over with consumer demand thanks to their premium image and subtle, buttery taste.
- Almonds are the top nut for global new product introductions in the bakery category. Almond bakery introductions grew 13%, Europe and North America were the leading global regions.1
- Almonds are the only nut that drive strong usage across desserts, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and bakery. 2
California Almonds fit into the baking formula with their subtle taste, unrivaled functionality, visual appeal, crunchy texture, and high-end sophistication. They also help bridge the gap between indulgence and nutrition by addressing consumers’ dietary concerns while also meeting their standards for great taste.
California Almonds can be used in both sweet and savory baked goods, and they're available in more forms than almost any other nut. So, whether you use almonds whole, sliced, slivered or chopped, or as almond milk, almond flour, almond butter or marzipan, there are countless ways to boost consumer satisfaction with the inspiring, adaptable and popular California Almond.
1. Mintel, Global New Products Report, 2010.
2. Mintel, Menu Insights, 2011.