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Top 100 Food Trends in 2013

From Collapsible Camping Stoves to Cannabis Cupcakes

— January 3, 2014 — Lifestyle
To learn more about some of the most cutting-edge food trends, be sure to dig into Trend Hunter's Food Trend Report. With over 160 pages of examples and implications for business, it offers a lot of value and foresight into this ever-evolving industry and the opportunities arising in the next one to four years.

From color-blocked confections to pony cupcakes and breakfast art, Trend Hunter has seen hundreds of cutting edge ideas pop up during 2013 that revolve around the aesthetic of food. Of course flavor is still important (we've seen many food hybrid ideas as well!), but the form of food is what captured a lot of attention in the eyes of consumers. Who says you can't play with your food?
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Activity
Freshness
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Ingenious Sweets Servers
Ingenious Sweets Servers
The Dolce Ice Cream Scoop Helps You to Bore Below Freezer Burn
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95
Surrealist Smartphone Photography
Surrealist Smartphone Photography
Brock Davis iPhone Photography is Hauntingly Beautiful
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94
Night Market-Inspired Dining
Night Market-Inspired Dining
Nelson Chow’s Interior Was Inspired by Kopitiams
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93
Scenic Breakfast Shapers
Scenic Breakfast Shapers
The Sunnyside Egg Mold Fills Your Mornings with Delight
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92
Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
The Rainbow Bright Cupcakes Feature an Assortment of Colors
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91
Tea-Incorporated Calendars
Tea-Incorporated Calendars
The Haelssen and Lyon Tea Calendar Offers a Cup of Tea Everyday
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90
Muffin Top Baking Molds
Muffin Top Baking Molds
These Cupcake Molds Have a Literal Take on Muffin Tops
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89
Time-Saving Zesting Machines
Time-Saving Zesting Machines
The Zip Zester Helps Create the Perfect Lemon Zest
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88
Eco Bottle Containers
Eco Bottle Containers
The Coca Cola Future Crate is One Step in a Sustainable Direction
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87
Instant Drink-Cooling Platters
Instant Drink-Cooling Platters
The 'Restore Well' Quickly Cools Your Drink After You Put It Down
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86
Compact Corn Strippers
Compact Corn Strippers
This OXO Kitchen Appliance Conveniently Removes Corn Kernels from the Cob
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85
Gooey Grilled Cheese Rolls
Gooey Grilled Cheese Rolls
This Quick Dish Recipe Redesigns a Scrumptious Classic Sandwich
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84
Indulgent Cake Hotels
Indulgent Cake Hotels
The World's First Cake Hotel Has Opened in London
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83
Mythical Creature Cakes
Mythical Creature Cakes
The Unicorn Cake is so Real You Can Almost Taste It
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82
Technicolor Textile Packaging
Technicolor Textile Packaging
Amy's Ice Cream Branding Flavor-Infuses the Dessert's Personality
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81
Embellishing Muffin Molds
Embellishing Muffin Molds
Quirky Bake Shapes Initiate Cupcake Decoration in the Batter Stage
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80
Colorblocked Confectionery Cookbooks
Colorblocked Confectionery Cookbooks
Modern Art Desserts by Caitlin Freeman is Scrumptuously Mod
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79
Minimalist Foodie Packaging
Minimalist Foodie Packaging
Bvd's Designs Showcased Most Used Ingredients Chopped and Sliced
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78
Dramatic Dessert Photography
Dramatic Dessert Photography
This Ice Cream Photography by Diaz Wichmann is Shockingly Luxe
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77
Candy Personality Packaging
Candy Personality Packaging
No Two Coca Luxury Chocolates Taste the Same
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76
Artistic Vegetable Photography
Artistic Vegetable Photography
Organic Figure by Harald J. Braun is Vibrantly Mesmerizing
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75
Surprise Candy-Filled Cakes
Surprise Candy-Filled Cakes
This Adorable Piñata Creation is the Ultimate Childrens Birthday
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74
Cow-Inspired Milk Jugs
Cow-Inspired Milk Jugs
This Milk Cup by activateapparelstoreny is Udderly Inspired
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73
Insect Wing-Inspired Branding
Insect Wing-Inspired Branding
BEEloved Honey by Tamara Mihajlovic is Full of Refracted Forms
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72
Inflated Food Branding
Inflated Food Branding
Delhaize Soup Packaging Emphasizes Primary Ingredients with Size and Color
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71
Snap-On Can Strainers
Snap-On Can Strainers
The Snap-On Can Strainer by Jokari Makes Straining Clean and Easy
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70
DIY Video Game Eggs
DIY Video Game Eggs
The Super Mario Bros. Easter Egg Tutorial is Fantastically Geeky
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69
Magic Pony Character Cupcakes
Magic Pony Character Cupcakes
'Zoey Cakes' Creates Cute My Litte Pony Cake Design Treats
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68
Sweetly Illustrated Branding
Sweetly Illustrated Branding
ICA Gott Liv Packaging Illustrates What Makes a Healthy Lifestyle
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67
Deceiving Carnivorous Cakes
Deceiving Carnivorous Cakes
The Raw Turkey Cake is a Treat That Won't Give you Food Poisoning
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66
Collapsible Camping Stoves
Collapsible Camping Stoves
The PopUpGrill by Fish Design Makes Al Fresco Cooking Convenient
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65
Card-Wrapped Confectionery
Card-Wrapped Confectionery
Rooftop Garden Popsicles Packaging Has Been Bound with Playful Branding
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64
Sliceable Snack Cartons
Sliceable Snack Cartons
Shake It Up Smoothie Packaging Compartmentalizes its Constituents
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63
Sour-Faced Babe Photography
Sour-Faced Babe Photography
This Series by April Maciborka Shows Babies Eating Lemons
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62
Redesigned Palette-Amusing Foods
Redesigned Palette-Amusing Foods
These Papila Designer Foods Offer a New Way to Enjoy Eating
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61
Subway Car Grocery Stores
Subway Car Grocery Stores
This Subway Grocery Store Lets Commuters Shop While They Travel
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60
DIY Watermelon Cakes
DIY Watermelon Cakes
This Watermelon Cake Looks and Tastes Like Watermelon
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59
Futuristic Molecular Popsicles
Futuristic Molecular Popsicles
The KYL21 Molecular Design Ice Pops are a Visual Treat
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58
Upscale Corner Store Packaging
Upscale Corner Store Packaging
This 7-Eleven Fast Food Packaging Gets a Typographic Treatment
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57
Hipster Coffee Filters
Hipster Coffee Filters
The Intelligent Design Co. Mason Jar Coffee Tool Makes Java on-the-Go
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56
Spread-Rationing Contraptions
Spread-Rationing Contraptions
The Butter Boss Dispenses Measured Proportions for Healthier Meals
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55
Refreshed Fruit Product Packaging
Refreshed Fruit Product Packaging
Mirim Seo's 'Ugly Fruit' Makes the Color of Old Fruit Look New
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54
Folded Flower Sachets
Folded Flower Sachets
Marseille Leroux Chocolate Packaging Blossoms for an Enchanting Experience
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53
Cookie Ice Cream Cones
Cookie Ice Cream Cones
These Freshly Baked Cones are the Newest Way to Enjoy Ice Cream
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52
Chocolate Balloon Bowls
Chocolate Balloon Bowls
Cathy Wu Makes Inflatable Candy Containers an Easy Excercise
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51
Clever Corner Cutting Boards
Clever Corner Cutting Boards
The John Boos Corner Counter Saver Makes the Most of Every Inch
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50
Lusciously Painted Pouts
Lusciously Painted Pouts
This Fruity Lip Art Produces Delicious and Imaginative Looks
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49
Touchscreen Cordless Cooktops
Touchscreen Cordless Cooktops
The Smart Grill Lets You Fine-Tune and Customize Your BBQ Experience
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48
Cardboard-Framed Branding
Cardboard-Framed Branding
Purina ONE SmartBlend Packaging Makes Feeding Fido More Efficient
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47
Pictorial Popsicle Packaging
Pictorial Popsicle Packaging
Freeze Ice Lollies Branding Features Iconic Images of Colorful Treats
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46
Upcycled Cheese Grater Lamps
Upcycled Cheese Grater Lamps
These DIY Illuminators are Inspired from the Series 'That 70s Show'
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45
Simplified Snack Packaging
Simplified Snack Packaging
Just Bar Branding Keeps its Image as Straightforward as its Ingredients
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44
Food Mash-Up Photography
Food Mash-Up Photography
These Neat Food Photos Combine Snacks in an Unusual Way
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43
Tearable Takeout Sacks
Tearable Takeout Sacks
The Simplistic Box Bag Design Rips in Half for Easy Food-Carrying
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42
Cartoon Villain Cakes
Cartoon Villain Cakes
This Despicable Me Cake Depicts Adorable Minions at Their Tastiest
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41
Handy Half-Fruit Holders
Handy Half-Fruit Holders
The Poppit Chop & Top Container Protects Cut Food From Going Bad
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40
Upcycled Branch Mats
Upcycled Branch Mats
These Repurposed Wood Placemats are an Eco-Friendly Dining Option
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39
Cardboard Coffee Houses
Cardboard Coffee Houses
The Trash Cafe is Made Entirely from Upcycled Items
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38
Digital Age Dinner Makers
Digital Age Dinner Makers
The F3D Food Printer Instantly Prepares Meals to Improve Eating Habits
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37
Clever Culinary Collections
Clever Culinary Collections
Housewares by Gaz Brown Serve Up an Extra Course of Convenience
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36
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
Compartmentalized Countertop Gardens
The Planto System Encourages Domestic Food Production
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35
Contemporary Kitchen Implements
Contemporary Kitchen Implements
Cooking Tools Cater to the Efficient Modern Culinary Environment
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34
Laundry-Line Biscuit Branding
Laundry-Line Biscuit Branding
BBROOD Packaging Leaves Over-Designed Competitors Out to Dry
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33
Self-Sustaining Seed Servers
Self-Sustaining Seed Servers
Elica Idroponica is a Domestic Hydroponic Ideal for Urban Cultivation
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32
Space-Saving Backyard Cookers
Space-Saving Backyard Cookers
The Wall Mounted BBQ Grill Makes the Most of Otherwise Wasted Space
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31
Witch Finger Grapes
Witch Finger Grapes
These Peculiar-Shaped Hybrid Grapes Look Like Creepy Fingers
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30
Retro Stove Cupcake Boxes
Retro Stove Cupcake Boxes
Claudine Hellmuth Sells Super Cute Cupcake Box Templates
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29
All-in-One Cooking Implements
All-in-One Cooking Implements
The Dreamfarm Supoon Performs Three Tasks for a Streamlined Kitchen
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28
Earthy Dessert Branding
Earthy Dessert Branding
Willow & Sage Organic Gelato Packaging Expresses its Natural Quality
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27
Burrito Bouquet Branding
Burrito Bouquet Branding
Taco Ole Packaging Makes it Easy to Carry and Serve Snacks for 20
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26
Pop-Up Urban Microfarms
Pop-Up Urban Microfarms
The 'GrowUp Box' Automatically Raises Fish and Plants in a Small Area
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25
Baking Business Statistics
Baking Business Statistics
With Cupcakes Here to Stay It's Time to Open a Cupcake Bakery
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24
Hi-Tech Hydroponic Planters
Hi-Tech Hydroponic Planters
The PlanTree Helps You Grow Quality Organic Food in Your Own Home
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23
Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Amazingly Disguised Cakes
Louise Caola Bakes Cakes That Look Like Other Foods
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22
Upscale Fast Food Cafes
Upscale Fast Food Cafes
This Fast Food Restaurant Design Encourages Lounging
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21
Accordion Sandwich Containers
Accordion Sandwich Containers
Eat & Go Packaging Can Be Conveniently Compressed with Every Bite
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20
DIY Hidden Text Cakes
DIY Hidden Text Cakes
Victoria Hudgins’ Unique Birthday Cake has a Secret Message Inside
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19
Plaited Paper Packaging
Plaited Paper Packaging
Simone Cookies Branding is Winsomely Woven for a Homemade Image
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18
Morbid Mischief Ads
Morbid Mischief Ads
This Campaign for Danone Densia Features Skeletal Wayward Youth
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17
Personified Peanut Branding
Personified Peanut Branding
Nuts for Snack Packaging Features Cute Characters That'll Crack You Up
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16
Folding Paper Furniture
Folding Paper Furniture
The Lightweight Paper Table That Folds Away Like Origami
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15
Convenient Condo Cookers
Convenient Condo Cookers
The Bruce Handrail Grill is Perfect for Urban Balconies and Apartments
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14
Uncrumpling Eco Containers
Uncrumpling Eco Containers
Sustainable Expanding Bowl Grows and Opens When Water's Poured Into It
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13
Masquerading Food Merchandizing
Masquerading Food Merchandizing
A Bigger Harvest Packaging Dresses Fruits Up as Vegetables
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12
Stacked Snack Branding
Stacked Snack Branding
Cookie Break Packaging is a Crisp Tower of Goodness-Crammed Containers
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11
City-Shaped Produce Packaging
City-Shaped Produce Packaging
Made in BKLYN Herb Wrappers Assert the Contents' Local Origins
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10
Fast Food Purses
Fast Food Purses
The Eco-Friendly Togo Burger by Seulbi Kim Keeps Items in Order
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9
Lavish Fast Food Packaging
Lavish Fast Food Packaging
McDonald's Adopts Minimal Packaging for Its Luxury Burger Series
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8
Custom-Fit Pastry Packaging
Custom-Fit Pastry Packaging
The Triticum Bread Packaging is Ergonomic and Hip in Design
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7
Practically Open Packaging
Practically Open Packaging
Fruute Cookies are Wrapped Up in Thin Pieces of Transparent Plastic
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6
Abstract Food Photography
Abstract Food Photography
Richard Haughton Foregoes the Typical for Something More Imaginative
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5
Ingredient-Examining Blades
Ingredient-Examining Blades
The Smart Knife Analyzes and Calculates the Freshness of Your Food
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4
Movie Minion Mints
Movie Minion Mints
These Despicable Me Treats are the World's Cutest Tic Tacs
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3
Stovetop-Inspired Cookie Boxes
Stovetop-Inspired Cookie Boxes
Thelma's Treats Cookie Packaging Design Opens Like an Oven
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2
Miniature Villiainous Cake Pops
Miniature Villiainous Cake Pops
These Minion Cake Pops Celebrate the Launch of Despicable Me 2
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1
Blabbermouth Biscuit Branding
Blabbermouth Biscuit Branding
Bla-Bla Cookies Packaging Provides a Snack to Stop the Gossip
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