Foodservice forecasters across the country predict that Latin American cuisines will dominate 2013 menu flavor profiles. Customers are interested in going beyond Latin standards, says Technomic, Inc., pointing to the American diner’s inclination for in depth exploration of a region’s cuisines. “Those [diners] who favor Mexican are now looking south to Brazil, Argentina and Peru. We’ll see mainstreaming of South American-style grilled meats, chimichurri sauce, ceviche, fusion seafood dishes, and iconic drinks.”

Dole draws on the affinity of fruit with popular South American foods and ingredients to develop their 4th annual DOLE Fruit Pairings. Revisiting the popular cuisines (Mexico) and adding current culinary hotspots (Peru, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile), Dole matches favorite fruits with iconic foods from each country for this year’s evocative combinations.


  • Pineapple and Beef
  • Peach and Corn


  • Pineapple and Coffee
  • Banana and Rum


  • Berries and Red Wine
  • Apple and Raisins


  • Mango and Lime
  • Papaya and Chicken


  • Pineapple and Cilantro
  • Mango and Coconut

Building on the Latin menu trend, Dole leveraged its fruit expertise to define this year’s flavor curve with the 2013 DOLE Fruit Pairings. From ten combinations, Dole created a collection of fruit-forward, sweet and savory dishes and beverages using DOLE Fresh Frozen and Packaged Fruits.

The DOLE 2013 Latin Fruit Pairings pack a flavorful punch. Check out each duo’s dynamic menu possibilities on While there, sign up to receive Dole’s “Straight From The Source” e-newsletter with its 2013 Fruit Pairings coverage. 

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