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    19 Current Food Trends That Will Probably Make Us Cringe In A Few Years

    The sheer amount of unicorn food.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which current food trends they think we'll all regret. Here are some of their responses!

    1. Charcoal foods

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    "Anything with charcoal. I don’t recall charcoal being a part of the food pyramid."

    Viva La Vibes

    2. OTT cocktail garnishes

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    3. Unicorn food.

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    "In my house there is a bloody unicorn cookbook. I had to make unicorn porridge one morning for one child who soon won't agree to eat boring food."


    4. Bacon on everything

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    "It’s okay, and it’s a nice breakfast side, but it doesn’t need to be in every dish. I can’t have a burger or mac and cheese without it getting invaded. Also, it’s practically forbidden to say that you don’t like it without getting called a monster."


    5. Deconstructed food

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    "Deconstructed food is definitely going to be something we look back on, and not in a positive way."


    6. Rainbow food

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    "Unless it’s perfectly done, it turns out a weird brown and it never tastes as good as you want it to because you’re trying so hard to make it look good."


    7. Food not served on plates

    The search is over. I have found the worst canapé.

    "Why the hell would I want to eat a deconstructed meal served in a shovel?!?!

    Just give me a plate!"


    8. Edible flowers

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    "Specifically when they’re on things that aren’t dessert, like avocado toast."


    9. Cakes with tons of candy piled on top of them

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    "Cakes with so much flotsam piled on top that they are impossible to cut and eat! I don’t need macarons, rock candy, meringues, cookies, brownies, sugar flowers, ice cream cones, chocolate bark, etc."


    10. Smoothie bowls

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    "Why? Then you take it to go you have to sit on your couch and eat a smoothie with a spoon like ice cream."


    11. Mug cakes

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    "They're just so useless."


    12. Mason jar salads

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    "It looks pretty but it's awful to try to eat a salad out of a jar, and if you dump it into a bowl you've gotten two dishes dirty. It just makes a ton more sense to prep your salad in a Tupperware salad container."


    13. Freakshakes

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    "They are just a jumbled, sticky looking mess. I’m guessing the people that create them are not the same people that have to wash the jars afterwards, either. Throw the whole thing away and put a regular milkshake in a cup."


    14. Pumpkin spice everything

    "Pretzels, applesauce, pancakes, hand soap, cereal, smoothies, DOG TREATS. We’ve got to get some boundaries here."


    15. Coconut oil as a "miracle cure"

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    "Coconut oil as some kind of miracle cure for everything. (I may be biased, as I'm allergic to coconut.)"

    –Blythe Webster via Facebook

    16. Cauliflower as a substitute for carbs

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    "Cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed 'faux-tatoes', ENOUGH!"


    17. Cooking with essential oils

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    "Nobody wants your cilantro oil infused guacamole, Karen!"

    –Jamie Holwerda via Facebook

    18. Eggs on random foods

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    "The egg one for sure. Like stop ruining burgers for once dammit!"


    19. Avocado on toast

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    "Avocado is delicious in many forms, but a rather bland condiment to put on toast unless you throw a bunch more crap on it to spice it up – in which case it’s not really 'avocado toast', is it? Most overpriced breakfast food I’ve seen in a while."


    Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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