As the year winds down, let's take a look back at the food trends of 2011. What do you think will be on the menu for 2012?
Top 5 food trends of 2011
The top 5 food trends for 2011 were picked by a panel of trend spotters at the 57th Summer Fancy Food Show held recently in Washington, D.C. Billed as the largest marketplace for specialty foods and beverages in North America, it showcased 180,000 products. The identified trends are:
Booze-Infused Foods such as Chili Lime Tequila Tortilla Brittle.
Give-it-a Try Kits (a Grow Your Own Mushroom Garden, for example).
Popped Food including Black Truffle & White Cheddar Popcorn.
Japanese-Inspired Eats such as Yuzu Gummy Pandas.
Cherries, whether added to other foods or just on their own.
Other trends included coconut in food and beverages, salts from around the globe and innovative dairy products such as goat milk yogurt.
Details: www.gourmetretailer.com. OF
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