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  • It is National Peanut Day and we are nuts about peanuts! Balchem has created many frozen desserts and ice cream flavors with peanuts and peanut butter. This blog post will cover three of our favorite peanut-related Feature Flavors. It will also provide insight on the nuances within each flavor and demonstrate why they are still relevant years later.

    Peanut Butter & Jelly

    Balchem’s 2013 Ice Cream Feature flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly, is a nostalgic treat. This flavor is a natural creamy peanut butter ice cream base with a sweet concord grape jelly variegate. It includes the ideal mix of salty and sweet. This unique flavor brings the consumer back to fond childhood memories of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Nostalgic flavors are growing in popularity as consumers look for comfort in their indulgences. We featured this flavor in a recent blog post that described the ice cream habits during COVID. This flavor will make you wish it was around when you were in school with a homemade PB&J sandwich!

    Working For Peanuts

    In 2014, Balchem created a caramel peanut nougat ice cream Feature Flavor called Working for Peanuts. It includes salty cocktail peanuts and swirls of salted caramel variegate. Our trend of Nuanced Indulgences values making ingredients or flavors just a tad bit better. So, using cocktail peanuts rather than a regular peanut creates interest for the consumer. Creating flavors that catch consumer’s attention is something we do best and this small change in the type of peanut is a prime example of this. This flavor has mastered the delicate balance of salty and sweet. It will have you “working” late on finishing the pint, that’s for sure.

    Caramel Corn Carnival

    Our next Feature Flavor is from 2015. It is called Caramel Corn Carnival and lives up to the exciting name. The base of this flavor is a caramel corn ice cream. It includes sea salt caramel swirls, praline peanuts, and toffee pieces. Using praline peanuts rather than any peanut creates an enticing flavor. Our praline nuts, including peanuts, are a staple of many flavors and a customer favorite. Like Peanut Butter & Jelly, this flavor also creates a feeling of nostalgia. It reminds us of carnivals as children and eating caramel corn in the cooler months. Caramel Corn Carnival is a quirky autumn flavor that we think you’ll love.

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