Spring Trends 2019


Transform your menu this spring with recipes to capture the intense, sesame flavor of black sesame butter, explore the nostalgic possibilities with Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal milk, and create fresh, new ideas to honor the Kentucky Derby.


Black Sesame Butter

Move over activated charcoal because black sesame butter is coming at ya! Use it for a stark, moody vibe like these cookies or bars; or use it to marble a light-colored base for intense contrast like these striking donuts. Not only does black sesame butter give a cool look, but it gives great sesame flavor with more impact.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Cereal Milk

Who doesn’t love that sweetened cereal milk at the bottom of the bowl? The last, wonderful sips of sweetened perfection. This trend highlights cereal milk and uses it as the catalyst for cream pie, ice cream, and pudding using Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal milk.


Kentucky Derby Classics

I grew up in Louisville where spring trends always involve the Kentucky Derby, which is run on the first Saturday in May. Pimento Cheese, County Ham, Hot Browns, and (of course) Bourbon are just some of the food traditions associated with “the fastest two minutes in sports.” New ideas for offering these favorites honor the traditions while keeping menus both fresh and interesting.