Wednesday May 31, 2023

Odd ‘pickles-in-a-blanket’ snack is TikTok’s viral food trend after user shares the ‘guilty pleasure’

Pickles and cheese aren’t a common food combination outside of sandwiches, but a TikTok user has convinced social media users to try the unusual “pickle-in-a-blanket” combo.

Claire Snyder, a TikTok content creator who has over 49,100 followers and a social media bio that says she’s “just tryna laugh,” shared a pickle and fried cheese recipe she likes to make as a “guilty pleasure” snack earlier this year.

“So, I had the sudden urge to share my guilty pleasure snack on here because my husband says it’s gross, but I think I can find someone else out there who either makes

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Seafood innovation on trend at Expo West

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — The oceans are one of the most regenerative food systems on earth, yet frequently overlooked as being “part of the food system,” according to speakers participating in the “Making waves: Emerging brands driving innovation in seafood CPG” session held March 10 at Natural Products Expo West. The nascent brands want to make “food from the sea” a more generally consumed category of foods.

Food from the sea includes fresh, frozen, canned, value-added, processed and packaged seafood, as well as foods formulated with sea-grown plants like algae and kelp. The protein in the products is complete and high

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What is tteokbokki? The next food trend is Korea’s ultimate street food.

Ask any Korean what their favorite street food is and, most likely, at the top of the list will be tteokbokki — the pillowy soft rice cakes doused in a sticky red pepper sauce. Now the dish is gaining traction in the U.S. thanks to a confluence of Korean popular culture and accessibility. 

Pre-packaged versions of the food have started popping up at national wholesalers like Costco, online sales are spiking and tteokbokki-specific restaurants are expanding. There also was, of course, that moment BTS singer Jimin helped make it a trending item on social media when he was spotted eating

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A luxury travel trend to keep an eye on in Africa: Travel Weekly

Dorine Reinstein

Dorine Reinstein

Travel centered around art is poised to replace culinary travel as a leading luxury travel trend worldwide, according to Jack Ezon, founder and managing partner at Embark Beyond. And although Africa has traditionally not been a major destination for serious art lovers, the continent is fast rising up the ranks.

South Africa, Rwanda and Morocco are taking the lead for art tourism to Africa, according to Ezon.

“South Africa’s Zeitz Mocca Museum is the pinnacle of a burgeoning art scene in Africa but particularly in South Africa,” he said. “There are some incredible galleries to visit and local

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Kroger Announces Food Trend Predictions for 2023

America continues eat at home trend, celebrating life’s special moments by cooking and entertaining for family and friends

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), America’s grocer, today announced its 2023 Food Trends Report, which predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead. The fifth-annual report centers on America’s continued eat at home habits as pandemic concerns subside* with consumers now seeking to make up for lost time and celebrate everything from life’s special moments to everyday milestones by entertaining and cooking at home together with their family and friends.

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Which colours will trend in food and beverage 2023 and why?

It is widely acknowledged that the most important attribute of any food’s appearance is its colour. According to the Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry​, colour plays an ‘essential’ role in food appearance and acceptability. It is critical, therefore, that food and beverage makers get it right.

Colour trends can play an important role in consumer perceptions and buying behaviour, perhaps now – given the dominance of image-focused social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat – more than ever.

As we near the close of 2022, we ask: which colours are expected to trend in the new year? And what

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