‘If it looks better than it tastes, step away’- 2017 ‘s dumbest food tendencies

Last years avo toast was only a precursor to 2017 s procession of culinary weirdness with plates filled with cloud eggs, Yorkshire pudding wraps and a side of unicorn sprinkle

You can tell a lot about a culture by the food that fuels it- and in the annals of culinary progression, 2017 has not been an wholly glorious year. If you thought 2016′ s avo toast was bad, take a look at these horrors.

Charcoal pizza bases, buns, ice-creams Actually, charcoal in anything that isn’t a barbecue. Not merely does it savor nasty, but there’s no evidence of any health benefits unless you’ve already been poisoned, in which example “youre supposed to” shouldn’t be feeing pizza. In fact, so effective is charcoal at absorbing chemicals that it can affect prescription drug, too . But hey, if it appears good on Instagram …

Vegetable yoghurts Hotly tipped to be the next big health furor about this time last year, but so far assured merely in Waitrose and on the social media accounts of people who probably then fed them to the dog. We can all give thanks that they didn’t produce a kale version.

Pastels
Unicorn food … pastels and sprinkles. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

Unicorn food AKA anything dressed in rainbow pastels with a shedload of sprinkles. It’s rare I agree with Gordon Ramsay on something these days, but” unicorns are meant for children’s tales , not foods “. If it looks better than it savours, step away.

Cloud eggs Standard baked eggs, but for the fact that the whites are whisked up to a meringue-like consistency to give them the appearance of a cloud emoji. Lauded in the press as” popular among health nuts due to coming in at only 161 calories “, despite the fact that either poached or simmered eggs have slightly fewer and are substantially quicker to make.

Smoothie, Buddha and breakfast bowls It’s an inescapable fact that smoothies are more easily drunk from a glass( yes, I said glass , not jam jar- and don’t even get me started on salads or chia puddings in those) and anything involving the use of a knife is better served on a plate. Doesn’t photograph as well, of course.

Yorkshire pudding wraps A rare homegrown food trend, but that doesn’t make it right. Yorkshire puddings are great. Roast dinners are great. They don’t deserve to be squashed together in a soggy wrap and feed on the hoof, let alone made into a bloody burrito.

Raindrop cakes This Japanese delicacy was the ultimate edible instance of emperor’s new clothes, with one reporter claiming: ” I’ve never savoured something that is inherently, well, tasteless. Not even normal water .”~ ATAGEND Yours for a mere PS2. 30.

Turmeric
Turmeric latte. Photograph: vanillaechoes/ Getty Images/ iStockphoto

Turmeric lattes That yellow thing you’re snapping in your cutely mittened hand has been around for centuries on the Indian subcontinent as haldi doodh, prescribed by mums at the merest clue of a sniffle. It didn’t need rebranding by big multinational corporations. On the plus side, the avolatte- an avocado latte– turned out to be a joke.

Glitter On everything from coffee to crisps and even chickens( probably reduced for a quick marketing around about now ). Stimulated from sugar and food colouring, this one is likely to continue into the new year, which is yet another reason to hibernate until spring.

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