McCormick® Flavour Forecast® Announces Second Quarterly Flavour Trend of 2019: ‘Mexicana Vegana’

June 05th 2019

McCormick® Flavour Forecast® Announces Second Quarterly Flavour Trend of 2019:  ‘Mexicana Vegana’

HUNT VALLEY, Md., April 11, 2019 – Flavour Forecast, which highlights fresh Flavour insights and inspiration from around the globe for nearly 20 years, revealed ‘Mexicana Vegana’ (Mexican Vegan) as the next Flavour in focus. You may not have noticed that this amazing duo is appearing on restaurant menus and in food halls in major cities around the world. McCormick & Company, Inc., which produces Flavour Forecast, has been tracking this fusion and predicts home cooks will soon adopt Mexicana Vegana.


Mexican food is one of the most beautiful, fresh and Flavourful cuisines and continues to grow in popularity. Also, more than ever, consumers are leaning into meatless meals with a conscious focus on the environment and their wellness goals. 


“It’s the two together, looking at Mexican food from a vegan lens, that appeals to Americans,” said McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter. “Some consumers hear vegan and are intimidated. We found that leaning into familiar foods is a great entry into this trend.”


With classic bold spices and ingredients found in Mexican cooking like smoky dried chilies, bright citrus, cumin, garlic and onions, vegan dishes can deliver the uncompromising Flavour everyone wants. Simple techniques like shredding eggplant and mushrooms to mimic pulled pork and crumbling garbanzo beans to replace chorizo sausage makes great meatless fillings for tacos, tortas and tostadas.


“We developed new Mexican vegan recipes to encourage at-home experimentation. There’s a cauliflower queso sauce, butternut squash tacos al pastor, no-churn vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and more,” said McCormick Executive Chef Kevan Vetter.


Watch videos and download recipes on  Learn more about Mexicana Vegana street foods, simple techniques for meatless mains, and non-dairy desserts like the classic tres leches cake.


Follow @FlavorForecast on Instagram for always-on Flavour news including weekly inspiration and insider content from global experts, chefs and influencers.


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About Flavour Forecast

Since 2000, the McCormick® Flavour Forecast® has identified top trends and ingredients to discover the tastes of tomorrow. For 129 years, McCormick & Company has been guided by a passion for Flavour. This passion drives our constant pursuit of what’s next in Flavour. Created by a global team of McCormick experts — including chefs, culinary professionals, trend trackers and food technologists — the Flavour Forecast inspires culinary exploration and innovation around the world. Visit to learn more.


About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is a global leader in Flavour. With $5.3 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other Flavourful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food Flavoured by McCormick.  McCormick Brings the Joy of Flavour to Life™. For more information, visit