Food is always big business, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. Social networks like Instagram are fueling our desire to impress with food, and are making us aware of what we’re eating and drinking. Even with the huge interest, we still want to make sure that we’re following the right trends. So what are they?
1. Canned Water
We all know we’re supposed to be drinking at least eight glasses every single day, but water on its own can be a little dull. That’s where brands like La Croix and Spindrift flavoured sparkling water comes in, with its contemporary branding and healthy flavours. Natural essential oils from fruits and real juice provide the fruit flavour.
2. Hydrogen Water
If you don’t need fruity flavours in your water, try Hydrogen Water, which is said to have energy-boosting effects. The HWTO brand claims top athletes are turning to it for the antioxidants and ability to remove lactic acid.
Our love of all things Mediterranean rolls on, and more of us are turning to tahini. The savoury spread is growing in demand and is an easy trend to include in buffets. If your food business is keen to give tahini a go, try a saladette counter from a specialist equipment retailer of commercial kitchen equipment like Fridge Freezer Direct https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/commercial-refrigeration-brands/i-l/interlevin/interlevin-esa900-refrigerated-saladette-counter.
4. Date Syrup
So many people are looking for alternatives to sugar, and date syrup is a perfect option. And it is also vegan, which is big news at the moment, too. High in iron and potassium, it’s delicious as a honey-replacement on yogurt or pancakes.
5. Drinking Soups
Soups are a heartier option than the juices, and a perfect healthy lunch as they’re flexible, tasty and filling. Drinking soups are a wonderful way to help people get their five-a-day without really thinking about it, so put some on your menu.
6. Mushroom Powder
Powdered mushroom might not sound very exciting, but it’s a great way to pack in the vitamins and antioxidants, but this year’s answer to matcha is set to be big.
The Food People have a great infographic for depicting some of the latest trends.
To keep up to date, watch the emerging hashtags on social media and follow key influencers to see the very latest in food and drink.