Food Concepts & Ideas

In addition to providing concession equipment and supplies, Gold Medal is committed to sharing expert food ideas that will keep you feeling creative. Fresh twists on old favorites, new food trends, and other menu suggestions offer inspiration for you to build on to surprise and delight your customers. Use these concepts to spark ideas of your own and add new energy to your concession business.


Recipes that Add the Power of Sour to Your Menu

Where Sweet and Sour Flavors Meet

Fun for consumers and profitable for sellers, sour flavors are proving to be more than just a passing trend. It’s been a big hit in the candy and gum category, and now you’re seeing it in ice cream, cereal, and more! People just gravitate toward sweet flavors with a sour kick. According to, sour flavors are the “sweet spot for new product innovations.” It’s particularly popular with Millennials as an alternative to chocolate. And it is a market that’s predicted to continue to grow at a fast pace. Use these recipes with Gold Medal’s Sour Attitude to help expand your menu!

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Sour Gourmet Popcorn

One of the most popular snacks now comes with a sweet and sour twist! Combine freshly popped popcorn with fruity candy-coated flavors like sour watermelon or green apple to make pucker-worthy popcorn! Or get creative and mix it with any Signature Blends flavor. Try it with red cherry or blue raspberry for vibrant colors and vivid flavors. Control the intensity of the sour flavor by adding more or less Sour Attitude.

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Sour Cotton Candy

Just when you think cotton candy couldn’t be any more fun, you can give your tastebuds an adventure with sour-infused flavors. It’s so easy to make. Add your flossugar, spin, and shape your cotton candy cone as normal. Then, roll it in Sour Attitude to coat the outside of the cotton candy. Two of our must-try flavors are sour watermelon and sour green apple.

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Sour Frozen Drinks/Frusheez®

Frozen slush is so refreshing and satisfying! Now you can add a sour boost to your favorite fruity flavors. Use with traditional Frusheez mixes or create even more flavors with a combo of Signature Blends and Polar Pete Neutral Slush Base. You can also add alcohol to make your own signature sour cocktails.


Adding Sour Attitude makes it possible to expand your existing menu with little additional cost or labor. Get started today by discussing your options with one of our concession specialists. Click here to find your nearest Gold Medal distributor or simply call 800-543-0862.