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Savor’s cold-pressed juice extractions are made from real fruit that was picked in season, freshly squeezed, and immediately went through a high pressure process. What does that mean? This process increases shelf life while maintaining purity of flavors, purity of color, and many nutrients that would be lost by exposing the juices to heat. Well what does THAT mean? They taste like they were fresh squeezed in house. Here are a few of the ways we’re having fun with these juices in our own kitchens.

1. Marinades

Marinades are power house ingredients. Use marinades to infuse proteins and vegetables with big flavor before you even cook them. Savor’s juices combine with seasonings and spices and each other to make a marinade that will make mouths water.

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2. Smoothies

Non-alcoholic drinks are on a ton of menus right now, as people move away from alcohol but still want a special drink to sip. Smoothies fit a lot of dayparts, although they’re more often consumed in the mornings. Blend up these juices with fruits, yogurt, or nut milks for a tasty, better-for-you beverage.

3. Mini Cocktails

As people move toward more mindful drinking, they’re looking for ways to try a little of this and a little of that without too much alcohol. Flights of mini cocktails can offer ways for consumers to try a myriad of unique cocktails without committing to feeling poorly the next day. Showcase your mixologists’ skills with mini cocktails.

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4. Mocktails

The taste of alcohol can cover lower-quality juice. But when you take the alcohol out of a cocktail, every ingredient needs to be on point to make a delightful mocktail. These juices are always made from fruit at the peak of freshness and are guaranteed to mix a delicious mocktail.

5. Sauces

Fruity sauces are a great complement to a variety of dishes, from a classic piccata to a sauce for a tropical take on a pork or seafood taco.

5 benefits to using Savor’s HPP juices instead of squeezing your own

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Bold. Flavorful. Light.

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Better-for-you and bland don’t go hand in hand. Global flavors offer light alternatives with big flavor. Ancient grains and riced cauliflower are nutrient power houses for bowls or for topping salads. Sauces and condiments can add a lot of wow without a lot of weight. And vegetables are still showing up as one of the most popular menu items. Mix up your healthier menus by trying different preparations, such as roasting, or incorporate healthy fats such as avocado in place of ingredients like mayonnaise. Keep customers coming back with new takes on your menu for the new year.

Explore Savor’s lighter side.

Spicy flavors are on-trend and easy to add to a variety of menus. Here are some ideas to get your spicy-forward inspiration flowing.

1. Spicy Pizza Toppings

Spice up your pizzas with some fun global ingredients. Add a layer of bomba sauce or giardiniera to your pizza under the cheese for a crunchy, vegetable-forward spicy surprise. Add jalapeños or pepperoncinis to add brine and spice with other classic toppings. Or try an unexpected twist by swapping out classic chili flakes with Korean chili flakes.


2. Spicy French Fries

Fries are the perfect vehicle for a dusting of spicy flavors. Seasonings are a great way to add flavor to French fries and leave space for layering of flavors with additional sauces and dips.

Pair Savor's chili lime seasoning with queso or a jalapeno crema. Aleppo adds a hint of subtle spicy smokiness. Mix and match flavors for spice and depth of flavor.


3. Spicy Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a perfect dish for experimenting and having fun. The familiar, comforting combo of creamy cheese and well-cooked pasta is ready to deliver unexpected and unique flavors to adventurous diners.

Add depths of flavor and unique experiences in each bite by mixing up where you add flavors. Incorporate vegetables, sauces, or spreads into the dish itself, such as bomba sauce, giardiniera, or even jalapenos to the cheese sauce. Sprinkle crispy onions and a dusting of spicy seasoning on the top for crispy crunch and punches of flavor. Macaroni cheese is creamy and smooth and ready to be popped up with spicy global flavors.

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October 2022

ItemCountry of OriginBeginning of harvestEnd of harvestUpdates
Baby CornThailandYear roundYear roundHeavy storms and subsequent flooding have destroyed many plantations growing baby corn. Harvesting of smaller, whole baby corn will take a longer time than previous seasons. Prices are on an upward trend, which we hope to offset with declining ocean freight.
Blended OilsVariesYear roundYear roundIndications are that soybean and canola crops will have good yields. Market pricing has opened higher than year-over-year but traders are hoping for a price decline as we head into Q4 2022.
MushroomsHollandYear roundYear roundThe Netherlands is starting to recover from challenges on components like tin plate, compost, and energy. Demand for product is exceeding supply despite a 20% cost increase.
MustardFranceYear RoundYear RoundThe industry is still working to recover from the worldwide shortage of mustard seed. France has started harvesting and Canadian seeds will be harvested during Q4 2022.
Tuna Albacore & SkipjackThailandYear roundYear roundCatchings are expected to improve as the end of the FAD seasonal ban closes out, but raw materials traders are holding back inventory to keep costs firm. We should see a positive offset with declining ocean freight.
Roasted Peppers and Sweety DropsPeruTwice per yearFebruary | AugustPeru continues to struggle with poor crop yields and cost increases for fertilizer, energy, and labor. The summer crop is finally starting to ship.
AvocadoMexicoTwice per yearMarch | October2022 forecasting has projected a decrease in supply of about 35%. Coupled with increased annual demand growth of 15%, we are facing a void this year. The starting point for the season is an increase of 25% year-over-year raw material cost and 42% increase over the 5-year average. In short, this year will carry a heavy cost increase for whole fruit and has the potential to be higher and more sustained than record costs incurred in 2017.
Jalapeno PeppersMexicoTwice per yearAugust | JanuaryIncreased costs of raw materials, packaging, and fertilizer dominate the conversation. Crop yields are average but unavoidable base cost increases are being passed along to the end user.
RaspberriesSerbiaJuneAugustTotal tonnage from Serbia is down when compaired to 2021, which was also a poor year. Quality of the 2022 Serbian harvest is excellent. Forecasts indicate there will not be enough good product to go around and cover 2023 demand.
TomatoesTurkeyJulyAugustThe supply in Turkey has been steady, but the shortage in Italy and the rest of Europe caused by the extreme summer heat has unexpectedly increased pressure on the Turkish supply.
PeppersChinaJulySeptemberChinese crops are normal. We expect no supply issues. Ocean freight is coming down, causing improved costing. We do expect there to be higher demand for imports as the U.S. domestic market continues to experience lower than normal crop yields.
PepperonciniGreeceJulySeptember Greece had a late crop with poor yields compounded by high energy costs and a 200% increase in cost of fertilizer. Harvest will be 50-60% less than normal. Price increases are needed as growers are forced to spread fixed costs over a significantly smaller volume of production than previous harvests.
Risotto & Carnaroli RiceItalyJulySeptemberFarmers planted 20% less acreage in 2022 and crop yields will be down in volume by 30% due to drought.
ArtichokesPeruAugustNovemberPeru is booked to capacity for the current harvest. Base costs are up 15%-20% due to labor, fertilizer, and packaging. It is too early to tell what volume of crop Spain will have come December and January but all eyes will be looking for Spain to cover any Peruvian shortfall.
Green OlivesSpainOctoberJanuarySpain is working through a difficult crop due to lack of rain. Yields are average but the size of the olives is of concern.
Caramelized OnionsSpainOctoberFebruaryDry weather has effected the growing region, but the longer growing season allows for minimal disruption on raw materials. We do continue to battle volatile input costs, such as those of sunflower oil, energy, fertilizer, and labor. We are not yet seeing big declines for this ocean freight lane to offset rising costs.
Olive OilSpainOctoberFebruaryDrought has affected the entire Mediterrean growing region and particularly Spain, which is the largest tonnage producer in the world. Right now there are no indications for price declines as any gains in exchange rate have not offset speculative price increases.
QuinoaPeruOctoberOctoberCosts remain firm due to crop yields being lesser than expected. Costs will depend of global demand. We hope to see a slight offset with declining ocean rates.
Onions BlanchedChinaOctoberNovemberChinese crops are normal. We expect no supply issues. Ocean freight is coming down, causing improved costing. We do expect there to be higher demand for imports as the U.S. domestic market continues to experience lower than normal crop yields.
SpinachMexicoNovemberMarchThe current crop is healthy but higher demand is making bookings tight.
Brussels SproutsBelgiumNovemberDecemberThe crop is steady and as expected. We expect no adverse conditions to plague harvest and production. Ocean freight for this lane has not improved as other lanes have.
PineappleThailandDecemberJanuaryWinter crop raw materials are projected to be steady to slighty increased in avaibility. We will need to keep an eye on production input costs, as these are still experiencing inflationary pressure.

Logistics Update

Decline of ocean freight rates is much steeper than originally anticipated. The global freight index is down 44% over Q1, but still about 3 times as much as the pre-pandemic average.

Where do Calabrian peppers fit on my menu?

Calabrian peppers are all the rage on menus right now. Adding this sought-after pepper doesn’t require menu reinventions with these five ideas that mesh seamlessly with existing recipes.

1. Spice up a pizza

Pizza is a classic usage for Calabrian peppers.

2. Add a unique Arrabbiata sauce

Blend whole Calabrians into your classic red sauce recipe for a zingy alternative.

3. Showcase a Bomba du Calabrese pasta

Check out Chef Don’s video on making Bomba pepper spread the star of your very own pasta dish. Savor Imports Bomba Pasta

4. Pair it with pork

Add Calabrians to an Italian-inspired BBQ sauce and slather it on for spicy, sticky, sensational ribs.

5. Add it to salads

Adding Calabrians to your menu can be as simple as adding them to a favorite salad or antipasto.

Features of Savor's Bomba du Calabrese and Calabrian Peppers

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Spicy. Herby. Umami. Explore endless possibilities.

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Many menus feature a steak of some sort. So how do you catch the attention of someone who loves steak but wants something unique? 

Global sauces are the answer. The world is full of cuisines that are unique, with mouth-watering combinations of flavors we don’t always experience in our corner of the world. Try herb-forward chimichurri, spicy Asian-inspired sauces, or a unique balsamic your customers won’t find anywhere else.

Adding a sauce to your menu is simple with Savor Imports. Let us make a delicious sauce, we’ll let you wow your guests. Get some inspiration on how to amp up your steak sauce offering here.

The world’s pantry of sauces is available on your next Dot truck.

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Global flavors make share-worthy dips.

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The Savor team gets a lot of joy from sharing meals. The pandemic put a damper on our habits of sharing appetizers, entrees, desserts—basically everything. But as conditions improve we’ve started to share our joy again by sharing our food.

Dips are a great way to add unique global flavors to menus without adding complicated processes. Many dips are as simple as stirring the ingredients together and serving, especially if you use precooked, preseasoned, or premade ingredients. Savor’s vegetables pair perfectly with cheese as a creamy warm dip, as is with a crusty French bread, or mixed and matched to build a charcuterie board or three dip, three dippable small plate.

A dip is the perfect opportunity to add trends to menus—global flavors, vegetables, spice, and more—in a simple-to-execute format. Learn how some concepts are dipping into global flavors here.

Shareable, spreadable, to-go-able.
Help customers build global dips consumers will love.