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flavor of the week

Something temporary. The phrase is often used to describe fleeting romantic relationships. I wouldn't get too attached to Katie, she's just Ralph's flavor of the week—they'll break up in no time. You change majors all the time, and Biology is just the flavor of the week, trust me!
See also: flavor, of, week

flavor food with something

to season a food with something. He flavors his gravy with a little sage. Can you flavor the soup with a little less pepper next time?
See also: flavor, food

flavor of the month

suddenly but temporarily popular This rap artist is pop music's current flavor of the month.
Etymology: based on the custom of selling a different special flavor of ice cream (frozen sweet food) every month
See also: flavor, month, of

the flavour of the month

  (British & Australian) also the flavor of the month (American & Australian)
someone or something that has suddenly become very popular, but may not remain popular for long Role-playing games are suddenly the flavour of the month.
See also: month, of
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She also thinks that "with the continuing expansion of specialty coffee shops, we expect to see additional purchases of flavored coffees and syrup among the pool of consumers who do not drink coffee on a daily basis.
Fresh brewed flavored ice teas already have increased in popularity in the foodservice sector.
He thinks that since American consumers feel that "convenience is king," they will gravitate to ground flavored coffee.
When an importer is purchasing orthodox tea, that means not flavored, the appearance is an important consideration too.
Bartenders are using fresh brewed flavored coffees more to make exotic, alcoholic coffee beverages.
More information on all of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' flavored coffees can be found at www.
Keep in mind that the names of the flavorings listed are just that, names of flavorings and not the resulting flavored coffees or teas.
According to Stephen Lovas, FTC president,, "Anything Nut flavored will continue to gain popularity in 1993 as well as traditional flavors like Chocolates.
What is changing are the flavors and new markets for flavored coffees.
This report is the result of Canadean's extensive market research covering the Flavored Milk market in Latin America.
A 6-ounce box of Champagne Truffles (24 pieces; $18) -- dark chocolate truffles flavored with Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs from Napa Valley and dusted with confectioner's sugar -- are rich and creamy and almost addictive.
Another vegetarian one-pot dish from Indonesia combines seasonal vegetables, such as cabbage, spinach, onions, corn, potatoes, and squash, with vegetable broth and is flavored with tamarind, cinnamon, bay leaf, garlic, and ginger.
The chefs use these ingredients to create their own signature Appalachian flavored dishes.
The ancient Chinese stumbled upon the first flavored teas by accident.