Finger foods are out, served foods like pies are in for the 2020 holiday season, says Chicago-based tech firm Chicory. Baking Business analyzed the September survey, which noted that COVID — much like with most of our dining experiences in 2020 — has affected the way Americans will enjoy food during the holidays.
Pies are of particular note, due to the fact that they’re served and eaten with utensils and can be of good use to smaller groups, which 71% of those surveyed said they would be celebrating with fewer numbers in attendance this year. It’s a non-sharable type of season, and pies fit in perfectly with the trend of hands-off service.
The LloydPans innovation team wants you to be prepared for what’s sure to be a profitable pie season. Tastewise reports that last year pie purchases spiked right before the holiday season began, with a yearly growth rate of 1.52%. Pie is consumed 1.78 times on average every year, and we predict this number will rise considerably by the end of 2020.
And, what do Americans love the most? Chowhound’s Google trend report from the spring sliced up favorites by state. During the same time last year, savory pies were hot on the list, however this year it looks like everyone is ready for a sweet time. Rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, coconut, lemon and apple were steadfast favorites, and interestingly, new favorites like razzleberry, sour orange and candy cane pies made the list.
Pie makers: Ready to get a little razzle(berry) in your bake? Don’t forget LloydPans pie pans and tools before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins.