Every year, the food world sees its share of fleeting trends that capture everyone’s attention for a hot minute. Last year’s must-try foods had us all talking, but fast forward to today, and some of those popular picks are no longer on our favorites list. We’re taking a look at the foods that were all the rage last year but seem to have lost their sparkle.

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Charcoal-Activated Everything

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Charcoal-activated foods, from black ice creams to detox juices, had their moment as the go-to for detox and drama on the plate. However, the trend has started to fade as both consumers and health professionals question the benefits and overall appeal of consuming charcoal regularly.


Two jars of kombucha sitting on a table.
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Kombucha, the fermented tea known for its probiotics, has seen a slight decline in its trendiness. While still favored by health enthusiasts, the beverage’s high sugar content and brewing process scrutiny have cooled off its once fervent popularity.

CBD-Infused Foods

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CBD-infused products flooded markets from coffee shops to bakeries, promising relaxation and health benefits. As regulatory issues and questions about efficacy mount, this food trend is seeing a slowdown in its explosive growth.

Oat Milk

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Oat milk recently surged as a darling of dairy-free alternatives, but it’s now being passed over for newer options like pea and flax milk, which offer unique nutritional benefits and less environmental impact during production.

Meal Replacement Bars

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Meal replacement bars were once the symbol of convenience for the ultra-busy and health-focused alike. Nowadays, people are gravitating back towards whole foods for nourishment, seeking less processed options for their dietary needs.

Impossible and Beyond Meat

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The excitement around Impossible and Beyond Meat soared as they hit grills and menus everywhere, championing plant-based diets. However, as the novelty wanes, people are starting to dissect their long ingredient lists and processing, calling for simpler, less processed options.

Bubble Tea

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Bubble tea’s playful pearls and sweet, milky flavors have captivated millions, but its expansion into mainstream beverage culture is stabilizing, and the fascination with bubble tea is beginning to steady.

Açaí Bowls

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Açaí bowls, once the crown jewels of breakfast and snack time on social media, are losing their appeal due to their high sugar content and steep prices, prompting health aficionados to seek other nutritious options that are lighter on the wallet.

Sourdough Bread

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The pandemic saw a sourdough baking boom, with starters fermenting in kitchens worldwide. As routines return to normal, the labor-intensive process of maintaining a starter and baking sourdough is less appealing, leading to a decline in its home-baking popularity.

Elderberry Supplements

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Lauded for their immune-boosting properties, elderberry supplements were a staple during cold seasons. However, as more people adopt a holistic approach to health, the focus is shifting towards incorporating a variety of nutrients, reducing reliance on single-supplement solutions.

11 Food Trends That Blew Up On Tiktok You Need To Try

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Chocolate Baked Oats. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

TikTok has quickly turned into a kitchen playbook for the curious and adventurous eater. It’s fascinating how a quick video can transform pantry staples into viral sensations overnight. If you’re looking to jazz up your meals and snacks with some creativity, here are 11 TikTok food trends that are worth the hype and ready for you to try.

Read it Here: 11 Food Trends That Blew Up On Tiktok You Need To Try

13 Innovative Food Apps That Are Changing The Way We Eat

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With smartphones as our constant companions, it’s no surprise that apps are revolutionizing the way we approach food and cooking. From reducing food waste to finding the best vegan eateries, there’s an app for nearly every dietary need. This article explores innovative apps that are changing our culinary landscape, making eating healthier, more sustainable, and a lot more interesting.

Read it Here: 13 Innovative Food Apps That Are Changing The Way We Eat

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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