A look at a Datassentials’ report on trending spice mentions finds three familiar favorites. Menu mentions of dry spices find that the most prolific growth comes from sea salt, paprika and cayenne. Sea salt mentions are up nearly 80% in the past four years, just ahead of paprika at 54% and cayenne at 47%. Rounding out the top 10 are salt, fennel, Thai chili, thyme, cumin, cilantro, mint and black pepper.
“We’ve known for years that our cayenne pepper blend was the essential ingredient of our hot sauces. That blend is a mainstay for crafting a spicy flavor that doesn’t overpower a menu item. The timing of the release of our new dry spice that contains two of the top three fastest growing spices according to Datassentials points to the power of what Texas Pete® Dust can do for a menu,” says Glenn Garner, Chief Marketing Officer of Garner Foods, the creators of Texas Pete® Hot Sauce.
New Texas Pete® Dust is a match to the brand’s original hot sauce in heat level (340-740 Scoville Units) and flavor. The dry spice can be used in almost any application, from adding flavor to snacks, appetizers, entrees or even as a rim salt. At just 105mg of sodium per serving the new dry spice can be used in both commercial and non-commercial operations. In 10 oz. plastic bottles the dry spice can be used back-of-house or at self-serve condiment stations.
“Texas Pete® Dust is already in high demand by operators who understand the multiple applications it can bring to their menu,” says Dan Plunkett, Garner Foods’ Director of Foodservice Sales. “We are sharing the good news about this exceptional product at trade events across the country and almost every operator wants to try it back in their kitchen. It will be a kitchen essential.”
For a limited time operators can try Texas Pete® Dust on their own and save up to $4 per case by visiting TexasPeteFoodservice.com and downloading a special rebate coupon on it and other Texas Pete® products. Purchase Texas Pete® Dust, then complete the rebate form and mail it in along with your proof of purchase.