Imitation Cuisine

The consumer mindset comes to expect the unexpected, which prompts imitation

Implications - For the modern consumer, it's not simply about eating something obscure or interesting but bragging about it afterward, which has prompted the rise of imitation cuisine that looks like something but tastes like another. As we see the acceptance of prepackaged food become commonplace, the consumer expects unusual flavor variations.
SCORE: 3.4
Mild Top 5 Examples: 13,443 Total Clicks Feb 13 - Aug 14
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Consumer Insight Topics: LifestyleFood
Illusionary Fake Confection Pranks - This April Fool's Joke Comes with a Tasty Surprise
SCORE: 5.8
Warm 4,606 Clicks Pub: Mar 31, 14
Illusionary Fake Confection Pranks
This April Fool's Joke Comes with a Tasty Surprise
Just because it’s the biggest prank day of the year doesn’t mean April Fool’s jokes have to always be mean-spirited. This April Fool’s day prank tricks victims into thinking... [More]
Deceptive Soup Cakes - Machi No Kumasan is Offering These Realistic Looking Ramen Soup Cakes
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 6,525 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 13
Deceptive Soup Cakes
Machi No Kumasan is Offering These Realistic Looking Ramen Soup Cakes
This bowl of Ramen Soup look pretty delicious—and it is—but not for reasons that any credulous individual would ever be able to expect. These bowls of delicious pork cutlet, buckwheat noodle and... [More]
Candy Apple Cake Pops - Bakerella's Caramel Apple Cake Pop Recipe Uses the Limited Oreo Flavor
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 1,286 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 14
Candy Apple Cake Pops
Bakerella's Caramel Apple Cake Pop Recipe Uses the Limited Oreo Flavor
Inspired by the release of the limited edition Caramel Apple-flavored Oreo cookies, Target asked expert cake pop creator Bakerella to come up with a Caramel Apple Cake Pop recipe. Rather than a... [More]
Chilly Cheeseburger Confectionaries - These Burger Ice Cream Sandwiches are a Delicious Dessert Item
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 549 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 14
Chilly Cheeseburger Confectionaries
These Burger Ice Cream Sandwiches are a Delicious Dessert Item
While a burger is usually a savory summertime staple many cook up on the BBQ, these burger ice cream sandwiches render the dinner meal into an icy dessert item. To make these sugary chilly... [More]
Deceptive Chocolate Sausages - Chocuterie Made Chocolate That Looks Exactly Like a Slab of Salami
SCORE: 1.4
Untested 477 Clicks Pub: May 28, 14
Deceptive Chocolate Sausages
Chocuterie Made Chocolate That Looks Exactly Like a Slab of Salami
So long are the days of buying chocolate bars, because you can now buy chocolate sausages. Now, if chocolate and sausages paired together is not your thing, don’t worry, these are only made to... [More]