Culinary consumers are showing a greater willingness to be challenged of late, and restaurants are taking advantage by filling their menus with bold flavors. Salty, spicy and sour have all became popular in recent years, but the newest flavor trend on American menus is bitter. Bitter first became popular in the beverage world, with cocktail bitters, mouth-puckering IPAs and black coffee making customers go wild. Now bitter flavors are expanding into the solid realm, with foods like kale, brussels sprouts and bitter chocolate showing up on more and more American food menus.
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