According to a study by Whole Foods, a renaissance of plant-based food made with real plants is on the horizon. In 2024, food scientists are planning to introduce new flavors and textures to their customers. One thing is for sure: we will be going beyond veggie burgers and mock meats.
To develop these new tastes, there are some trends that need to fade away after their moment in the spotlight. As we move into the year, let’s bid farewell to these food items that have overstayed their welcome:
Overly Complicated Food Mashups
Creative combinations can be interesting, but often these food mashups become more about novelty than texture and flavor. Overly complex food items lose their appeal as consumers seek a simpler and more authentic dining experience.
Vibrant food items with glitter and coloring might just be the thing to leave behind. Consumers may prioritize natural and minimally processed ingredients.
Single-Use Plastic Packaging
It has to go, period! With the increasing focus on sustainability, single-use plastic packaging is on its way out. It’s time to go eco-friendly. Paper alternatives, waste management, and recycling of plastic will make it to the trends.
Overly Sweet Desserts
Lastly, the excessive amount of added sugar might become a thing of the past. Desserts that balance sweetness, flavor, and texture will gain more favor over conventional sweets.
Remember, the landscape of food items can change with trends and is based on cultural, regional, and individual preferences. What’s considered trendy can rapidly become outdated!