Suppliers, your customers are baking up a storm in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Do you have the right wholesale spices on order to keep up with their demands? Take a look at holiday baking trends and the top selling wholesale spices for holiday baking to get your orders in this week.
Statistics on Holiday Baking
DawnFoods.com produced an excellent survey that illustrates the prevalence of holiday baking. Key findings are in the infographic below:
Most Popular Wholesale Spices for Baking
Nutmeg is the most popular spice used in holiday baking. Not only is it baked into various things like cookies, cupcakes, and breads, but it is also sprinkled onto many holiday favorites for added flavor. Nutmeg can be kept cool and dry in its ground form for 6-12 months or stored almost indefinitely in seed form.
Cinnamon is one of the main scents of the season. Used in pies, pastries, cookies, and sweet breads, it’s one of the most versatile spices around. You’ll want to keep a fresh supply of wholesale cinnamon to meet demands during the holidays and make sure that the products you sell have a great smell and taste.
Known as a Christmas spice, cloves are used in traditional wassail bowls, hot cider and mulled wines, fruitcakes, puddings, and more. They are also used to make scented ornaments and potpourri, so like cinnamon, it’s important to have a supply of fresh cloves to meet holiday demands.
Gingerbread houses, cookies, cakes, and men – ginger is everywhere at Christmastime. This wholesale spice is generally used in dried form for baking, although some home cooks prefer to dry their own and some recipes do call for fresh. Suppliers should plan to have both dried and fresh available for their customers this holiday season.
Holiday baking, candy-making, and even bartending involves peppermint. Flavoring traditional candycanes, peppermint bark, and numerous other treats, wholesale fresh peppermint is used in cocktails, hot chocolate, and other tasty treats as well. Re-packers and grocers will want to have plenty of peppermint on hand in the coming weeks.
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