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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 of the month

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 month—they'll break up in no time. You change majors all the time, and biology is just the flavor of the month, trust me!
See also: flavor, month, of

flavor (something) with (something)

To add something, such as a spice or an herb, to a dish to enhance or improve its flavor. I'm begging you, please don't flavor the guacamole with cilantro—I hate the taste of it. My Italian relatives love to flavor everything with garlic.
See also: flavor

all in the Kool-Aid and don't know the flavor

slang Involving oneself in something one knows little or nothing about. You weren't there, so would you quit commenting on my fight with Sue? You're all in the Kool-Aid and don't know the flavor!
See also: all, and, flavor, know

all in the Kool-Aid but don't know the flavor

slang Involving oneself in something one knows little or nothing about. You weren't there, so would you quit commenting on my fight with Sue? You're all in the Kool-Aid but don't know the flavor!
See also: all, but, flavor, know

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

A briefly prominent or popular person, product, or trend. The term originated in the 1930s in the ice cream industry, where a particular flavor of ice cream was promoted each month. Since the late 1900s, it has been used ironically to comment on a short-lived success of some kind. For example, “Their new album is the flavor of the month, but I doubt that it’ll survive.”
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The brand's small assortment--Cherry Noir and Le Melon round out the flavors--means Grey Goose can control each flavor's market strategy better.
A number of flavor trends have yet to become mainstream, but likely will pick up steam in the months and years to come.
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"Flavor companies like Virginia Dare conduct extensive consumer insights research that they share with their customers," Angelich explains.
Also, each tongue cell contains a receptor that senses just one type of flavor. One cell might have a sweet receptor, for instance, while another cell responds only to bitter flavors.
Fresh turmeric, which resembles miniature ginger and gives a slightly bitter flavor and bright orange color to dishes; green papaya, a sour cousin of the usual orange papaya; and galangal, a cousin to ginger, are all used.
Also, flavors are much more authentic than the soft drinks that most people are used to because real juices and natural ingredients are used.
of Minnesota) provides an introduction to the essentials of flavor chemistry and flavor technology.
These fibers, in turn, notify the brain of the distinguishing tastes: whether each food is sweet, salty, sour, bitter, or umami--the flavor of monosodium glutamate.
Flavor manufacturers and food processors believe savory roughly describes the fabled fifth flavor: not salty, sour, sweet, nor bitter.
It took a team of taste testers to perfect the flavor mix in your favorite drink.