Surprising Flavor Combinations

We know, these flavor combinations are weird, but don’t knock them till you try them!

Peanut & Meat

Fans of Thai food probably already know and love this flavor combination, but in case you haven’t tried it, peanut sauce is amazing with all kinds of meats. Satay (skewered grilled meat usually served with peanut sauce) is an awesome introduction to this unique mix of juicy, savory goodness with the distinct flavor of peanuts. Give it a try!

Fruit & Spice

Spiced fruits are extremely popular in Mexico and anywhere with a Mexican population, and for good reason. If you have never tried fruits with chili powder, you may not think this combination is appetizing, but trust us when we say that the fruity freshness mixed with the kick of spice from the chili is absolutely mindblowing. It’s also very easy to make at home as all you need is fresh fruit and chili powder.

Avocado & Chocolate

Avocado is traditionally associated with savory dishes, but did you know that it tastes amazing with chocolate? This is primarily because of its rich, creamy texture, which lends itself well to foods like chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream. Despite what you may think, the natural flavor of the avocado doesn’t overpower the chocolate at all. They work together in perfect harmony!

Cheese & Jam

Here in the USA, we often reserve cheese for either savory dishes or cream cheese, but we should really be eating it with jam more often. Soft, creamy cheeses like brie taste heavenly when piled on a crunchy cracker and topped with a flavorful jam. We recommend either regular fruit jams or the lesser known spicy chili jelly.

French Fries & Ice Cream

People who dip their french fries in their milkshakes at restaurants sometimes get weird looks, but we understand you. Many think that crunchy and salty fries would be gross when combined with sweet and creamy ice cream when they are actually an awesome combination, just like chocolate covered pretzels.

What’s your favorite flavor combination? Which one of these unusual combinations would you like to try first? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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Seasonal Autumn Ingredients

Autumn has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. To celebrate, let’s have a look at some seasonal Autumn ingredients!

Squash

Squash is everywhere in Autumn cooking, especially butternut squash, kabocha, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are usually used in sweet recipes such as pumpkin pie, but most other squashes are used in a variety of savory dishes. These meals can be as simple as pan roasted kabocha squash, and as decadent as curried butternut squash soup.

Chestnuts

There is nothing quite like biting into a hot roasted chestnut on a chilly Autumn evening. These nuts can be gathered directly from the tree or bought in bags from the grocery store, then used in a huge range of Autumn cooking. Chestnut desserts like cakes and crepes are especially popular, but we recommend trying them in savory recipes like this chestnut stuffing.

Persimmon

Every Autumn, we are gifted with sweet, plump persimmons. There are actually several varieties of this fruit, each with its own unique but delicious flavor. They are a joy to eat raw, but you can also use them in your home cooking. Persimmon salad is absolutely wonderful, as is persimmon bread.

Mushrooms

If you’ve ever been in a forest in Autumn, you’ve probably noticed mushrooms springing up from the moist soil. Not all of these are edible, so please don’t pick any wild mushrooms without consulting an expert. Instead, try picking up shiitake, portobello, or chanterelle mushrooms at the grocery store and use them in one of these tasty mushroom recipes.

Pomegranate

Autumn marks the art of pomegranate season. The juicy beads inside this fruit resemble rubies, and they taste wonderfully tangy. It can be tricky to remove them, but once you get the hang of it, there are plenty of awesome pomegranate recipes waiting for you to try, such as pomegranate couscous and roasted brussels sprouts with pomegranates and hazelnuts.

What are your favorite Autumn ingredients? Which ones would you like to try? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Sweet Sauces

Here at WN Foods, we often focus on savory sauces. However, we have a sweet tooth too! Let’s learn about a few of our favorite sweet sauces.

Chocolate Sauce

You can’t go wrong with chocolate sauce! It goes well with almost every dessert imaginable: ice cream, cake, and many more. It also never gets boring since you can change the sauce by using different types of chocolate, like milk or dark chocolate. Did you know that we used to manufacture a chocolate sauce?

Vanilla Glaze

Vanilla glaze is another super versatile sweet sauce. We love to eat it with donuts, turnovers, and bundt cakes! Another great thing about vanilla glaze is that you can easily switch up the flavor by adding a side ingredient like citrus or coffee. Yum!

Caramel Sauce

Rich, sticky, and sweet caramel sauce is loved by many around the world. It can be made quickly with the most basic ingredients, and you can drizzle it over so many desserts. Try it with fruit, ice cream, or bread pudding. You won’t be disappointed!

Fruit Sauces

There are so many sweet and tangy fruit sauces out there. Raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, or even a mix of them all are amazing with cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes! We probably use a little too much of this sauce at breakfast, but we just can’t get enough.

What’s your favorite sweet sauce? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.