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Top 20 Food Trends in Q1 2009

— April 7, 2009 — Lifestyle
This tasty trend report features the top food trends in Q1 2009. The delicious countdown is a crowd-filtered ranking based on TrendHunter.com monthly traffic (several million monthly views) and our food trend database, which now has 1,460 food trends.

If you are looking for professional food trend research and trend clusters, check out our 2009 Trend Reports.

Implications - Food has evolved over the years with complex flavors and modern cooking techniques that serve up one-of-a-kind treats. The Food Network's popularity has given chefs a positive reputation in a profession that was unseen and underrated. As companies capitalize on the success of celebrity chefs, the food industry has become profitable due to consults/endorsements from these individuals as well as unique flavors due to their influence.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Soulmate Junk Food Campaigns
Frito Lay's 'Made for Each Other' Campaign Pairs 'Love & Sockets'
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18
Viral CEO Warfare
Viral CEO Warfare
Domino's CEO Burns Subway Letter During 'American Idol' Commercial Break
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17
Unusual Aphrodesiacs
Unusual Aphrodesiacs
Libido-Raising Foods Perfect for Valentine's Day Dinner
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16
Obama Ice Cream
Obama Ice Cream
Russia's Duet Ice-Cream Ad Features Cartoon Obama and Tons of Rainbows
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15
Freaky Flavored Chips
Freaky Flavored Chips
Walker's ‘Cajun Squirrel' and ‘Chilli & Chocolate'
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14
Caffeinated Warfare
Caffeinated Warfare
Eight O'Clock Coffee Beats Starbucks in Epic Battle of the Beans
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13
Inedible Food Accessories
Inedible Food Accessories
Jewelry Chefs Concoct Wearable Treats You'll Want to Eat
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12
Obsessions With Super-Sized Food
Obsessions With Super-Sized Food
ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com Shows We're Hooked on Grease
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11
5,000-Calorie Pork Rolls
5,000-Calorie Pork Rolls
'The Bacon Explosion' Recipe is An Internet Hit
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10
Packaging as Cutlery
Packaging as Cutlery
SpoonLidz Fold-Out Spoons Under the Lid
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9
Earthen Cooking Structures
Earthen Cooking Structures
Cob Ovens Are Eco-Friendly and Fuel Efficient
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8
Twittering Food Trucks
Twittering Food Trucks
Koji BBQ Taco Truck Fuels Hungry Angelenos
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7
Edible Tableware
Edible Tableware
Playing With Your Food is OK With These Beautiful Fruit and Vegetable Bowls
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6
Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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5
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Retro Kitchen Fashion
Glamour Girl Vintage-Inspired Aprons by Carolyns Kitchen
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4
Hand-Held Toasters
Hand-Held Toasters
Portable Ceramic Bread Iron by Kim Been
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3
Computer App Cupcakes
Computer App Cupcakes
Uber-Geeky Baking Inspiration
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2
Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sweet Tattoo Treats
Sugary Inkspiration for Badass Bakers
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1
Gun Cakes
Gun Cakes
Non-Firing Edible Baked Weaponry for the War on Healthy Food
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