At the end of every year it’s nice to look back on everything that happened, not only in our own lives, but as a whole. This upcoming year is extra special because it marks the end of a decade! A lot can happen in 10 years, particularly when it comes to cultural trends.
There’s always been an ebb and flow to trends. They come and go, while a few stick around for the long run. Over the past decade there have been many interesting trends in the food industry. Nowadays, people are much more health conscious and focused on the environment, particularly sustainability. These trends definitely reflect that. But don’t worry, there are a few fun ones too!
Let’s reflect back on some of the biggest food trends of the past decade…
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No surprise here! Native to south-central Mexico, avocados are one of the biggest and most popular food trend of the past decade. Previously known as the alligator pear, avocados aren’t new by any means, but ever since 2016, avocados have gone from being just another fruit to a cultural icon!
Much of their fame stems from the fact that they are healthy. Avocados contain lots of healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, and have been known to help with blood sugar, heart health, and osteoarthritis. Plus, they’re delicious and super versatile! They can be made into a spread (hello, avocado toast!), dip, used as a topping on burgers, salads, sandwiches — the options are endless! In a culture where people are much more health-conscious, avocados fit right in.