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department
chocolate
& decorating

Alcohol-Infused

There is much more to alcohol beyond its boozy effects, and

treats, and one company has witnessed strong sales thanks to its

a recent trend highlights that approach. For several years, the

forward-thinking approach within the category.

alcohol-infused food movement has made its way through the

Booze Hound is a curated artisan collection of boozy sweets and

culinary landscape. Everyone from ice cream brands to char-

snacks featuring bourbon, beer and whiskey-infused flavors. This

cuterie board makers to frozen food manufacturers have jumped

assortment includes everything from Craft Beer & Pretzel Caramels

aboard and are seeing the benefits.

to Bourbon, White Russian & Irish Cream Fudge and more.

As our sister publication, Food Business News, reported in the

These products all have an upscale, sophisticated look and feel

fall of 2019, food and beverage formulators are trying to capture

with a modern vintage and urban vibe. They have been featured

and apply some of the flavor profiles of beers, wines and spirits

at many retailers including Home Goods, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Sur

to non-alcoholic products. The booze is the star of the show in

La Table and more. They were first introduced by DesignPac,

these items, and sweet flavor profiles in particular work well with

part of the 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. family of brands, which has

the notes of alcohol.

experienced tremendous growth in recent years as online sales

That is especially the case with chocolate. Innovative choc-

have become more popular.

olatiers such as François Payard and Jacques Torres have

According to Steve Druckman, president, Gourmet Foods and

stepped up their game with boozy bonbons and other de-

Gift Baskets, for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., Booze Hound is a

lectable delights. Payard's Vanilla Rum Truffles used creamy

big seller for the company.

dark chocolate flavored with rum and vanilla, encased in a

"The Booze Hound collection is very popular among the cock-

thin, crunchy, cocoa-dusted shell. Torres' Champagne Truffles,

tail and beer enthusiasts - and, anyone who really loves gour-

showcased on his website, feature a mouth-watering combi-

met (and boozy flavor-infused) sweets," he says. "Customers

nation of milk chocolate, fresh cream and Taittinger Brut La

love the combination of alcohol flavors balanced with a gourmet

Française Champagne.

confectionery taste - from Bourbon Nut Brittle to Stout Beer

Alcohol has long added something special to confectionery

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