Seven key trends are poised to become the next big food fads, according to producers at ExpoWest. Mushrooms, which are believed to lower stress, will be found in more drinks, supplements, and foods. Purely Elizabeth launched snack bars with its own mushroom blend, and Gaia Herbs will roll out a line of supplements revolving around the ingredient.
Innovative nut butters are expected to make a debut, such as Cracked’s brownie batter, Abby’s Better Nut Butter bourbon maple walnut, and Nutty Infusions’ ginger wasabi. New alternative milks are also being launched, like ones featuring bananas and even vegetables like potatoes and pea protein.
Healthier ready-to-cook meals are also becoming popular, including Ancient Harvest’s microwavable quinoa, Caulipower’s cauliflower crust frozen pizza, and Love The Wild’s sustainable fish kits. Many manufacturers are also prioritizing cutting sugar, making unsweetened yogurts, and using alternative sweeteners like monk fruit and honey, reports Well + Good. Full Story