Desserts: The New Food Services Trend in Toronto

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200330974-001With more and more people embracing healthy eating, desserts, once an essential part of any meal, are quickly becoming an occasional treat or something that people skip altogether. However, people are starting to use more natural ingredients instead of processed sugars for desserts.

Providers of bakers’ supplies in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are reporting that their customers are demanding ingredients like agave nectar, raw honey, molasses, and maple syrup, which are just a few of the popular choices for bakers and chefs looking to replace processed ingredients in their desserts.

Now that health-conscious diners can afford to indulge a little more often, desserts are seeing a resurgence in popularity. Here are just a few of the treats that foodies in the GTA are capping off their meals with:

Everything Old Is New Again

With the popularity of shows like Mad Men, more and more bakeries and restaurants are offering retro desserts, including basics like chocolate cake, chess pie, and even sno-balls, a favourite from the 1940s. Bakeries also looking to the American Midwest for inspiration, offering treats like fruit-filled cobblers, tarts, and crisps.

Layered Desserts

Spoonable layered desserts are one of the fastest-growing trends in restaurants and bakeries. Whether they’re served in mason jars, milkshake glasses, or another unique container, baking supplies are seeing an increase in clients looking for both the ingredients for these treats and transparent containers to serve them in.

Hybrid Desserts

Toronto is best known for its experimental foods–witness the popularity of “fusion foods” in recent years–and desserts are no exception. Also known as “mashup desserts,” these sweet treats combine a number of traditional dessert items into new and unique creations, such as ice cream cupcakes; crogels, a combination of a croissant and a bagel; townies, a tart/brownie combo; and the duffin; a muffin-donut hybrid.

Chocolate

As more and more people learn of the health benefits of eating dark chocolate, diners looking for healthy, sweet treats are demanding that their chocolate goodies be made with this ingredient. Other dessert trends include bite-sized or mini pastries and savoury desserts.

If you’re looking to offer these trendy desserts to your customers, visit MVR Cash and Carry’s conveniently located location for bakers’ supplies in Toronto. We provide unique ingredients and containers at a low price for businesses; our location is not open to the public.

We recognize these food trends; that’s why we always ensure that we have plenty of bakers’ supplies on hand for Toronto bakery and restaurant owners. Whether it’s the staples or a new, unique ingredient your customers are looking for, you’re sure to find it at MVR Cash and Carry.

Source:

Levin, A., “Foodservice Trend: Desserts,” Foodservice web site, March 2, 2015; http://www.fesmag.com/features/foodservice-news/12418-desserts.