If you consider yourself a foodie this list may just right for you. Just like style, food trends change constantly, one minute chipotle is the it pepper, next thing you know sriracha is stealing the spotlight. What follows is a list of new food trends you may (or may not) want to give a chance.
1. The Jackfruit
The jackfruit is the perfect go to for vegetarians who still want to enjoy those summer cookouts with having to feast on black beans and tofu exclusively. The fibrous fruit can be use as a topping for nachos, a meat substitute in sandwiches, and even in savory dishes like curry. Try this BBQ recipe out if you're curious.
This trend is a familiar one. It trended in the 90's as a broccoli alternative. Now it is back and is looking to take over. New products like Cauliflower Rice are popping up in stores and it using it as a bread substitute has been a major thing since 2015. Cauliflower is showing up as pizza crust, bread for grilled cheese, rice and more. It can be tasty and is less carbs and fat than the starchy norms so it may be worth a try, maybe as this pizza.
Yep you read that right, charcoal is a food trend. Now it is important to note that we aren't talking about biting down on the stuff that gives flavor and fire to your BBQ, no we are talking about activated charcoal, a supplement that has been used for years as a remedy for gassyness are as a hangover cure. While the medical benefits of this detoxify add in are still up for debate, the use of it continues to grow. Charcoal can now be found in juices, bread, Ikea hot dogs and now even ice cream. Not sure about how it affects the taste, but people are definitely buying in too this craze.
4. Purple Foods
From the pitch black of the last entry to a purple parade, this food trend is all about indigos and violets and eggplant too. Purple is popping up everywhere in the grocery stores, from purple fruits and vegetables to purple corn flakes and tortilla chips. The power of purple goes beyond just it appealing color, the vibrant hue in naturally purple foods often indicates high nutrient density and antioxidants. Here is a delicious purple smoothie you can try.
5. Weed Is The New Beer
With marijuana being legalized in many states, and more states considering following the trend, one area that has taken a hit in sales is the alcohol industry. Many people, especially millennials, are choosing the sticky green over the aged brew, which is why the industry is looking to boost sales by infusing a little cannabis in their potions. From cannabis in cocktails to experimental weed-and-whiskey pairings, the spirits and cocktail industry is pondering how the two industries can play well together. While we wait for the industry to catch up, here are a few concoctions you can try at home for yourself, where allowed by law that is. As always please drink and smoke responsibly.