- Whole Foods has revealed the top 10 trends that will shape how we eat and drink in 2019.
- Trends include Pacific Rim-inspired flavors, new types of icy treats, and fat-filled ingredients.
- Here are the top 10 food-trend predictions for next year.
As 2018 comes to a close, the food and beverage industry is wondering what comes next.
On Wednesday, Whole Foods released its list of the trends it expects to dominate in 2019. More than a dozen buyers and experts collaborated to predict what new trends will dictate what we eat.
This year, new flavors are on the horizon, drawing inspiration from things as disparate as the Pacific Rim and the blossoming legal marijuana industry.
Here are the top 10 food-trend predictions for 2019:
Pacific Rim-inspired flavors
The grocer says that flavors from Asia, Oceania, and the western coasts of South America are on the rise. Whole Foods name checks guava, dragon fruit, Filipino sausage longganisa, dried shrimp, cuttlefish, and shrimp paste as a few ingredients to keep an eye out for.
Probiotics have been on the rise for a while, in the form of fermented kimchi and various pickled foods. Now, wellness-focused brands, cleaning products, and beauty brands are trying to cash in on the trend.
Whole Foods cites „keto, paleo, grain-free, and even ‚pegan‘ (paleo + vegan) diets“ as helping to get people to add more fat to their diets.
„New integrations of fat sources — like keto-friendly nutrition bars crafted with MCT oil powder, coconut butter-filled chocolates, snacks affectionately called ‚fat bombs‘ and a new wave of ready-to-drink vegan coffee beverages inspired by butter coffees — are busting on the scene allowing consumers to get their fat fill with convenient treats,“ the grocer says.
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