Spicing Up the Menu

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Datassential reports that three in four consumers are excited to try new food trends in 2022i. And as they look for new excitement on menus, many are looking for great spicy options. Datassential also indicates the American consumer’s appetite continues to grow for spicy flavorsii.


Among the spicy flavors in the early phase of menu adoption (trendy restaurants, specialty grocers) and growing on menus includeiii:

  • Guajillo pepper
  • Spicy honey
  • Gochujang
  • Kimchi


Other spicy flavors are even more prolific, having made their way into chain restaurants and mainstream grocery stores. Watch for spicy flavors likeiv:


  • Nashville hot
  • Chili lime
  • Habanero
  • Sriracha
  • Salsa verde


Looking for a new way to feature spicy on your menu? Tyson Red Label® Hot ‘N Spicy Chicken Nuggets are an excellent, affordable way to offer the menu options patrons want kicked up with cayenne, black pepper and all white meat.


Add them to your menu as a traditional handheld or snacking option, or change up a familiar spicy recipe like Spicy Sicilian Pizza or Arroz Con Pollo by adding spicy nuggets.


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[i] (Datassential, Jan 2022)

[ii] (Datassential, Jan 2022)

[iii] (Datassential, November, 2021)

[iv] (Datassential, November, 2021)