2016 food trends have seen the continuation of healthy consumption promotions and products, but some of the newer emerging patterns exist in the form of mainstream sculptural food presentations and novelty food items.
While food presentation has always been an important part of the art of cooking, until recently it was left to quality restaurants and chefs to turn food into art. Sculptural and artistic food trends can now be seen slipping into the mainstream, whether they are popularized on social media or offered in standard stores. Dinaro Kasko is a baker with sculptural desserts that have gone viral, with her creations taking the form of shapes that are almost unprecedented in the world of food presentation.
Novelty food products have been especially emphasized this year, with just one of the many examples being Meia Duzia's honey-based jam tubes. The jams are infused with many creative ingredients that include everything from pumpkin and orange, to lemon balm and pink pepper.
For those seeking more knowledge on what is to come in the food industry in the next year, Trend Hunter's 2017 Future Festival report is an essential guide.
Top 100 Food Trends in 2016
More Stats +/-
Salad Topping Kits
Sculptural Dessert Designs
Prepackaged Smoothie Bowls
Fiber-Infused Chia Juices
Tapas-Inspired Snack Packs