Flavored iced coffee is rated most appealing and consumed most often, far ahead of regular iced coffee, 66% as compared to 28%.(1)
French vanilla, caramel and chocolate are the highest flavor rankings for iced coffee, all rating high interest from more than 40% of consumers.(1)
Other popular flavors include hazelnut, toffee, Irish cream, almond, cinnamon and pumpkin.(1) Both caramel and hazelnut showed significant growth from first quarter 2012 to 2013 at 7.5% and 5% respectively.(2)
Operators may want to consider traditional flavored syrups for permanent iced coffee options and unique or holiday flavors for seasonal and limted time offerings (LTOs).
(1) Datassential, BUZZ Coffee & Tea Tracker Q1 2013
(2) MenuMonitor, Technomic 2012
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