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Top 60 Food Product Ideas in May

From Extra-Meat Quesadillas to Wheatless Gourmet Appetizers

— May 20, 2016 — Lifestyle
The May 2016 food product trends reveal the ongoing demand for both health-centric products and decadent dishes that are meant for indulging in. Indeed, while many brands are shifting their attention towards better-for-you products, there is still a significant demand for outrageous dishes that push the boundaries of food.

The push for healthier food products is particularly evident when it comes to allergen-free foods. This largely refers to foods that are free from gluten, soy, dairy and other ingredients that cannot be consumed by those with certain health issues. As a result, companies have begun churning out alternative products such as coconut-based soft serve, gluten-free tartlets and vegan-friendly mayonnaise.

On the other hand, the May 2016 food product trends show that consumers still enjoy indulging in decadent food items every now and then. This is largely true of fast food restaurants that continue to experiment with unexpected flavors and exotic ingredients. Some examples of these decadent dishes include cookie-flavored donuts, pasta-topped pizzas and four-patty beef burgers.
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Greek-Themed Pita Sandwiches
Greek-Themed Pita Sandwiches
The New Gyros from Arby's Put a Greek Twist on Roasted Beef
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59
Boozy Sake Granolas
Boozy Sake Granolas
The Amazake Sugary Cereal is Meant to be Consumed With Milk and Sake
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58
Toasted Wheat Snacks
Toasted Wheat Snacks
The Kracklin' Kamut Wheat Snack Offers Tempting Flavors and Textures
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57
Comprehensive Seafood Meals
Comprehensive Seafood Meals
The $5 Reel Deal Box from Long John Silver's Includes Chicken and Fish
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56
Discount Meal Boxes
Discount Meal Boxes
The $5 Bonafide Big Box Contains an Entire Meal in One Compact Container
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55
Beer-Infused Spreads
Beer-Infused Spreads
This Delicious Marmalade is Infused With Innis & Gunn's IPA Beer
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54
Lettuce Burger Buns
Lettuce Burger Buns
The MOS Yasai Burger is Served Inside of a Leafy Lettuce Bun
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53
Hash Brown-Stuffed Burritos
Hash Brown-Stuffed Burritos
This Hybrid Breakfast Wrap Combines Two Dishes into One
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52
Campfire Ice Cream Treats
Campfire Ice Cream Treats
The New Oreo S'mores Blizzard is Inspired by a Sweet Summer Treat
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51
All-Chicken Sausages
All-Chicken Sausages
These Antibiotic-Free Natural Sausages Boast No Pork Casings or Preservatives
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50
Unconventional Vegetable Mixes
Unconventional Vegetable Mixes
Tommy's Superfoods Combines Beets, Carrots, Potatoes and Apples
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49
Indulgent Cookie-Flavored Donuts
Indulgent Cookie-Flavored Donuts
Krispy Kreme's Spring Menu Features Three Cookie-Themed Donuts
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48
Miniature Mountain Chocolates
Miniature Mountain Chocolates
Mount Fuji in Japan is Reproduced to Small Scale in Matcha and Candy
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47
Nutritious Avocado Oil Sprays
Nutritious Avocado Oil Sprays
The New Avocado Oil from Chosen Foods Comes in a Handy Spray Can
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Prairie Pork Products
Prairie Pork Products
Tyson Foods' New Pork Brand Comprises Antibiotic-Free Meat
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45
Creamy Vegan Condiments
Creamy Vegan Condiments
The 'Cheesy Sauces' by 'The Honest Stand' are Made Entirely Without Dairy
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44
Gourmet Coffee Shop Wraps
Gourmet Coffee Shop Wraps
This Chain is Expanding Its Exisiting Line of Portable Meal Options
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Olympics-Inspired Yogurt Flavors
Olympics-Inspired Yogurt Flavors
The New Chobani Flavors are Inspired by the 2016 Olympic Games
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Four-Patty Beef Burgers
Four-Patty Beef Burgers
The Giga Big Mac Has More Than Twice as Much Meat as a Regular Big Mac
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Pasta-Topped Pizzas
Pasta-Topped Pizzas
The New Spaghetti & Meatball Pizza Combines Two Beloved Comfort Foods
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40
Seasonal Sandwich Menus
Seasonal Sandwich Menus
The Bruegger's Bagels Spring Menu Includes Apple-Topped Sandwiches
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39
Wheatless Gourmet Appetizers
Wheatless Gourmet Appetizers
These Gluten-Free Appetizers are Simple, Tantalizing Starters
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38
Wage Gap Cakes
Wage Gap Cakes
The Paul Bakery Marked Equal Pay Day with 'Bittersweet Pies'
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Plant-Based Sandwich Spreads
Plant-Based Sandwich Spreads
Sir Kensington's Vegan Mayonnaise is Made with Aquafaba
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36
Galactic Sword Popsicles
Galactic Sword Popsicles
The Star Wars Ice Pop Maker Shapes Liquids into Edible Lightsabers
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35
Fan-Picked Candy Flavors
Fan-Picked Candy Flavors
The 'Flavor Vote' Promotion Allows Fans to Choose the Next M&M’s Flavour
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34
Kale Potato Chips
Kale Potato Chips
Simply 7 Makes a Kale Snack That Looks Like a Potato Chip
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33
Quick-Serve Canned Foods
Quick-Serve Canned Foods
The 'Daddy Cooks at Home' Range Emphasizes the Ease of Cooking
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Dessert-Packed Desserts
Dessert-Packed Desserts
'The Bazooka' is a Big Dessert Cannoli Packed with 50 Regular Cannolis
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Bakery-Inspired Pancakes
Bakery-Inspired Pancakes
The New Cupcake Pancakes from IHOP are Inspired by a Sweet Treat
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30
Hearty Tater Tot Dishes
Hearty Tater Tot Dishes
The New 'Loaded Po'taters' Put a Decadent Twist on Bite-Sized Potatoes
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Japanese-Style Onion Rings
Japanese-Style Onion Rings
The New Panko Onion Rings are Made with Japanese-Style Breadcrumbs
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28
Hybrid Korean Sandwiches
Hybrid Korean Sandwiches
The Korean French Dip Sandwich is the Latest Dominique Ansel Creation
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Preservative-Free Baby Foods
Preservative-Free Baby Foods
This Non-GMO Baby Food Consists of All Natural Ingredients
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26
Single-Origin Ice Creams
Single-Origin Ice Creams
Choctál Puts a Global Spin on Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream
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25
Pretzel-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
Pretzel-Based Breakfast Sandwiches
The Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich is Served on a Soft Pretzel Roll
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24
Tandoori Chicken Burgers
Tandoori Chicken Burgers
the Pulled Chicken Burger is the newest dish from McDonald's Hong Kong
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Festive Frozen Paella
Festive Frozen Paella
This Seafood Paella Can Be Prepared In 20 Minutes
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Child-Centric Frozen Meals
Child-Centric Frozen Meals
Kiddyum's Frozen Meals Are Delicious and Nutritious
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Matcha-Flavored Ice Creams
Matcha-Flavored Ice Creams
The Matcha McFlurry Combines Vanilla Ice Cream with Green Tea Powder
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Extra-Meat Quesadillas
Extra-Meat Quesadillas
The 'Doubledilla' Features a Double Portion of Steak or Chicken
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Hybrid Hamburger Menus
Hybrid Hamburger Menus
Carl's Jr. is Testing Out a Range of Burgers with Unexpected Toppings
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Dessert-Inspired Almond Spreads
Dessert-Inspired Almond Spreads
Buff Bake's Almond Butter Spread Tastes Like Birthday Cake
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Technicolor Grilled Sandwiches
Technicolor Grilled Sandwiches
This Rainbow Grilled Cheese is Colored Based on Each Food Flavor
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16
Handheld Fried Egg Breakfasts
Handheld Fried Egg Breakfasts
The Restaurant is Selling Huevos Estrellados in Portable Chip Bags
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Homemade Cannabis Butters
Homemade Cannabis Butters
This Natural Cooking Butter Recipe is Made Using THC and Coconut Oil
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14
Soft-Serve Coconut Desserts
Soft-Serve Coconut Desserts
'CocoWhip' is a Bio-Fermented Vegan Coconut Ice Cream
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Specialty Sandwich Menus
Specialty Sandwich Menus
The Specialty Sandwiches from Schlotzsky's Features Flavorful Ingrediants
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CGI Character Pastries
CGI Character Pastries
These Sweet Treats are Decorated As Popular Disney Animated Characters
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Edible Gummy Soda Bottles
Edible Gummy Soda Bottles
Edible Gummy Drinks and Shapes Are Taking the Internet by Storm
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Whole Fruit Popsicles
Whole Fruit Popsicles
'Pop Fruit' Makes Frozen Fruit Popsicles from Pineapples and Mangos
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9
Egg Waffle Cones
Egg Waffle Cones
These Hong Kong Egg Waffles Sundaes From Eggloo Include Other Asian Influences
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Gilded Ice Cream Cones
Gilded Ice Cream Cones
This Japanese Treat Consists of Soft-Serve Ice Cream Wrapped in Gold Leaf
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Squeezable Ready-Made Sauces
Squeezable Ready-Made Sauces
Heinz Uses Doypack Pouches for Cost and Convenience
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6
Vegan Sushi Burgers
Vegan Sushi Burgers
This Alternative Burger Recipe is Made with Traditional Sushi Ingredients
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5
Organic Superfood Purees
Organic Superfood Purees
Shine Organics' Combines the Purest Produce and Micronutrients
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4
Food-Printing Restaurants
Food-Printing Restaurants
'Food Ink.' from byFlow is a Pop-Up 3D Printing Restaurant in Europe
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Ice Cream Capsules
Ice Cream Capsules
This Convenient Ice Cream Concept Boasts Brain-Boosting Properties
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Prehistoric Popsicle Treats
Prehistoric Popsicle Treats
This Popsicle for Kids Includes a Surprise Inside Its Frozen Core
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Water-Based Japanese Cakes
Water-Based Japanese Cakes
The Raindrop Cake is a Dessert Made from Mineral Water and Agar
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