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What's the Deal: Floral Flavors

This Valentine’s Day, maybe step away from the traditional flowers and chocolates and dive into a new, sweet, idea! (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

This Valentine’s Day, maybe step away from the traditional flowers and chocolates and dive into a new, sweet, idea!

Whole Foods is calling it the Number 1 top food trend for 2018, and we can see why! We eat with our eyes, and things are more appealing if they smell good…so it’s no wonder Floral Flavors have hit the mainstream.

"I think it's wonderful. I've often used garnishes on salad that are flowers," says Beth Gage.

Seasonal edible flowers are an obvious choice but companies are really “branching” out the possibilities these days. "Hibiscus teas are very bright and good hot or cold. We have a brand new sparkling water at Whole Foods market lime and elderberry that's very popular aromatic," Brett Peterson, Whole Foods Team Leader.

A box of floral-infused tea will probably last your honeybun a bit longer than a bouquet and there are a lot of options when it comes to finding the perfect gift.

“We do have a local line in chocolate and it's really popular incorporating flowers in the chocolate as well. and we have an elderberry extract," says Brett.

There are even lavender breads and bakery goods, "Different Lavender lattes and lavender in desserts."

So can you really go wrong with floral flavors? Beth Gage says no, "It's pretty and it tastes good and it's good for you."

All good reasons you might want to stop and smell the roses.

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