Hot new daring foods await you next year.
Today people are much more adventuresome, trying new foods.
The saying the world is your oyster certainly is true on the food scene.
New flavours, new dishes, new items are being tasted and liked.
And 2019 proves to be no exception.
Whole Foods has released its forecast of what new foods are in store for all of us in 2019.
And one thing is crystal clear.
People are much more willing to try food and flavour combinations.
A few years they would have been unheard of.
Hot New Foods Await You
How did the forecast come about?
It was compiled by speciality food experts at the company’s 490 stores.
These global buyers and experts have more than 100 years of combined experience.
They gain their insights and knowledge through product sourcing and studying consumer preferences.
They also attend plenty of food and wellness industry exhibits.
And Whole Food experts decide which foods and items will be on company shelves.
Hot New Foods Await You
They have come up with 10 new food trends for next year.
Here is a summary of them.
Pacific Rim flavours.
Shelf -stable probiotics.
Faux meat snacks.
Unusual frozen treats.
Purchases that empower.
Also unusual uses for ingredients sourced from farther afield.
Such as dried shrimp snacks and kelp noodles.
We have picked three trends we think are quite cool and fascinating.
Pacific Rim flavours. Culinary inspiration from Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America will be seen on more menus and retail shelves next year.
Tropical fruits such as guava, dragon fruit and passionfruit star in smoothie bowls and beverages.
Jackfruit has emerged as a popular meat alternative.
And monk fruit extract is making waves as a low-calorie sweetener.
Look for products such as guava tropical vinaigrette, pineapple passionfruit sparkling mineral water, mango pudding mix and passionfruit coconut frozen fruit bars.
Phat fats. Fats have gained favor in recent years and are becoming more convenient to consume thanks to a swell of product innovations designed for the trendy ketogenic, paleo and grain-free diets.
New integrations of fat sources.
Such as keto-friendly nutrition bars crafted with MCT oil powder, a natural food supplement.
Coconut butter–filled chocolates, snacks affectionately called fat bomb.
And a new wave of ready-to-drink vegan coffee beverages inspired by butter coffees.
Keep your eyes and taste buds open for new popcorns.
They will be made with grass-fed ghee.
And they will come in multiple ghee flavours.
They will range from sweet to savoury.
Also there will be new variations on traditional meaty snacks such as chicken chips and thin, crisped beef jerky.
Faux meat snacks. From pork-free rinds to “baconless” bits, plant-based interpretations of popular meat snack formats provide the flavors and textures associated with classic road trip fare.
Although plant-based foods aren’t exactly a new trend even people who don’t eat only vegan or vegetarian — are exploring plant-based snacks.
Their palates crave adventure and they want a break from meat.
Mushrooms are a good example.
Expect the King Trumpet mushroom to play a major role in these new snacks.
You will find it in tasty jerky, pork rinds and bacon snack.
Next year will be an excellent adventure for new food, new tastes and new flavours.
So get the lowdown on the rest of the new foods coming your way.