People have always had a love affair with sweet baked goods like pastries, doughnuts and muffins. Today, however, we want sweet treats that are delicious and sometimes even a bit more nutritious—but only slightly less indulgent. One reason is the rising awareness of dietary concerns related to carbohydrates, sugar and trans fats.
As a result, many bakeries are answering the call by adding healthy ingredients to sweet goods as well as exotic flavors and unique toppings to build renewed interest. To truly succeed, though, sweet goods always must deliver a highly sensory experience.