Food crazes have become more important than fashion trends over the last few years, with many of us fully immersing ourselves into the latest culinary fab, from smashed avocado to coconut water.
So, with food trends changing all the time, we’ve taken a look at what flavours we will be tucking into next year.
The last few years have been monumental for the vegan and vegetarian community, with the number of Brits turning vegan quadrupling between 2014 and 2018. There were 600,000 vegans in the UK last year, amounting to 1.16 per cent of the total population.
In fact, demand for meat-free food soared by a whopping 987 per cent in 2017, which is why experts predict vegans and veggies could make up a quarter of the country over the next six years.
With such high demand for vegan meals, it is no surprise that meat-free products are going to be a huge trend next year.
Nate Kinstlinger, food and beverage operations manager at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, told AZ Big Media: “The growing acceptance of plant-based proteins requires us to be creative and provide plenty of options for our guests.”
Alternatives to meats include lentils, quinoa, tofu, and soya.
– The Impossible Burger
There will also be more plant-based foods that resemble the same colour, texture and flavour of meats next year, thanks to the launch of The Impossible Burger. This is a patty that has been designed to look and taste just like a beef burger, but the difference is it is made from the fermentation of genetically-engineered yeast. This produces heme, which is the secret behind The Impossible Burger, and how it has become a compelling alternative to meat.
– CBD Foods
If that sounds bizarre, wait till you hear about CBD foods, derived from the hemp plant – cousin of the marijuana plant. These are products infused with CBD, which many people believe can help with problems of anxiety, stress and even pain.
According to Food Manufacture, the global CBD market is predicted to increase from $462 million (£375.42 million) in 2018 to $2.17 billion by 2023, proving just how popular these foods are going to become over the next few years.
Persistence Market Research revealed 256 new food and drink products with CBD in had launched across Europe between 2008 and 2017, including gummies, beverages, tea and coffee.
– Protein Balls
The food industry has definitely become more health conscious over the last few years, and there has been a huge demand for healthier snack alternatives as a result. These include protein balls, typically made from an assortment of natural ingredients like peanut butter, nuts, dates, oats and coconut, and blended together.
They are incredibly popular as they offer a satisfying bite-sized snack that can help steer you away from chocolate bars and crisps. They are also packed full of protein, which is great for those trying to stay fit or lose weight, while they also adhere to the keto and paleo diets, giving people on those plans something to munch on when they get hungry.
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