6 food trends to watch for in 2022 and beyond
Food trends come and go, just like denim silhouettes and hemline hikes. And for forecasting what the emerging darlings of the grocery store shelves will be, there’s the annual Summer Fancy Food Show, put on here by the Specialty Food Association.
Brands from all over the world display their wares — from cheese to tea to chips — in the hopes of catching the eye of buyers. I sampled my way through the aisles of the Javits Center and scanned hundreds of products, looking for the ingredients, flavors and categories that could soon find their way into your shopping cart. So what’s on the horizon? Here are a few trends to keep an eye on:
“Eat more vegetables” and “snack less” don’t have to be dueling goals. Of course, one could always turn to carrot sticks or cucumber slices for noshing between meals, but a new crop of crispy, salt-and-spice dusted products is making the case that potatoes shouldn’t be the ruling king of chips.
Rhythm, one of the more established purveyors, had a lineup of crunchy offerings that included cauliflower, broccoli and carrots, with an array of seasonings including everything bagel and buffalo-ranch-spiced.
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