So, 2016 is upon us! To celebrate, we’ve summarised what we think will be the hot food trends to look out for this year:
Avocado Oil – Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, aka the “good kind” of fats. So, it makes sense that they’d be a good swap for olive oil.
Hybrid Veg – From Broccoflower (broccoli crossed with cauliflower) to Kalettes (sprouts crossed with kale) we expect to see more of these popping up more.
Beertails – Yes, beer and cocktails are going to have a thing together! While beer is great all on its own, recent spins on the drink have us looking at our favourite drink in a brand new way.
Often called “beertails” or “bocktails,” these concoctions blend brews with delicious beverages like lemonade, vodka, or all the liquor in your house. Citrus fruits make especially good mix-ins by punching up pre-existing flavours.
Fruit-flavored water – If you’re going to buy flavoured waters, they usually are bulked up with added colours, sugars, and other unhealthy agents. Skip the store, then, and mix these up yourself. We like the sound of Strawberries and Basil and Blueberries, Peach, Lemon, and Mint.
Breakfast – Alternative cultures for the most important meal of the day, from Australia to Spain to Vietnam to Mexico
Seaweed – A true unsung hero, full of calcium, contains more vitamin C than an orange and packs in plenty of calcium we expect to see it used more in salads, snacks and as a savoury seasoning.
Chilli’s – Our love for chills is growing and I expect to see more complex blends on our island, such as Shichimi-Togarashi from Japan, Gochujang from Korea and Tsire from West Africa.
Eating in – With more restaurants opening up home deliveries and take outs, along with Google and Amazon could eating in be the new going out?
African Food – 2015 saw a 20% rise in sales of African food.
And of course, Black Pudding – we’ve all heard that black pudding is now classed as a super food, excellent news as it’s a great source of protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium.