Food may go from extreme highs to extreme lows. It’s a blank canvas for some of humanity’s finest inventions, such as the grilled cheese, as well as some of its strangest adaptations, such as grilled cheese hacks that set your kitchen on fire. These fads in eating must be phased out. Either they’ve been around too long and have become stale, or they’re new. It’s as much pleasure to reflect on all the amazing things that happened in the culinary industry this year as it is to look back on where we went wrong. Take a look at these culinary fads that should be phased out.
1. Food in mason jars
Mason jars containing salad, oats, chia seed pudding, or anything else must be discarded. Mason jars have outlived their 15-minute celebrity. But why are they so well-liked? The appeal of mason jars is best explained by Adweek. Mason jars have a nostalgic quality to them and convey an authenticity that is both humble and elegant. It’s time to revert to solely utilizing mason jars for canning – at least for a few years until the fad returns.
2. Rainbow bagels
In the rainbow bagel, a child’s fantasy and maybe a parent’s worst fear collide. The appeal of multicolored bagels is straightforward. The bagels are vividly colored and resemble Play-doh in appearance. They are, admittedly, entertaining to shoot. They are, however, full of artificial color, according to The Washington Post. Despite this, the bagel business that began the fad sells 2000 rainbow bagels every day.
3. Avocado toast
Avocado toast is becoming increasingly popular. TIME illustrates the argument using statistics from Square, a credit card processing business. According to Square, Americans spend $850,000 every month on avocado toast. This statistic excludes businesses that aren’t Square customers. This implies that the monetary value is likely to be substantially higher. In any case, the avocado toast craze must go. Avocados are a tasty and versatile fruit. There’s going to be another method to serve avocados for breakfast to start a new culinary craze.
4. Mermaid food
Mermaids have made their way into virtually every industry, including home décor, cosmetics, and cuisine. Mermaid food, like over-the-top milkshakes, has to go away for the same reason. Why sabotage a good thing? Unless you don’t mind spending a lot of time making lovely, photogenic toast, mermaid-themed cuisine is unrealistic for a home cook.
5. Unicorn food
Unicorn-inspired cuisine, like mermaid food, is enjoyable to look at and even more entertaining to photograph. It’s an aesthetically appealing trend that’s catching popularity on social media. However, it is an unattainable culinary trend for people at home, including Starbucks baristas. When consumers request a specialty drink, such as their unicorn frappuccino, Starbucks staff hate it since it’s a time-consuming procedure.
6. Pickle-flavored desserts
Do you adore pickles so much that you want to make a pickle-flavored dessert? This is the gist of the trend. My tastebuds are recoiling back into my tongue as I type this. Pickles are best served fried or as a burger topper. This isn’t something you’ll find in a cupcake.
7. Sushi pizza
Sushi pizza is another example of an out-of-control fad that should be phased out. Sushi is a traditional Japanese meal. Unless you’re making dessert sushi, such as rice crispy treat sushi, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. In addition, I’m not sure how a slice of sushi pizza would keep its form.
8. Charcoal food
Unicorn and mermaid meals’ brilliant colors pale in comparison to those laced with charcoal. According to a family practice physician and qualified nutritional specialist, charcoal can bind positively charged ions (such as chemicals) together, eliminating them from the body. Apart from the health benefits, charcoal meals are said to have a gritty, grainy feel. Nobody likes to eat chalky food. Charcoal can return to its rightful place on the grill.
9. Over-the-top doughnuts
Doughnuts have evolved into something more than just doughnuts. They’ve evolved into show-stoppers with every topping conceivable, designed for social media. According to Food and Wine, one Australian doughnut business made a colorful doughnut with a syringe of glitter and candy toppings. Sugary cereals such as Lucky Charms and Froot Loops are popular toppings. Less is more in this situation.
10. Pink food
The millennial pink trend has spread to the food industry. Pink-themed restaurants exist, complete with pink cuisine and pink décor. This tendency must be reversed, and foods of all hues must be avoided. We eat first with our eyes, taking in the many hues of a meal. Unless it’s strawberry ice cream, no one wants to eat an all-pink meal.