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

The sheer amount of unicorn food.

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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

"Anything with charcoal. I don’t recall charcoal being a part of the food pyramid."–Viva La Vibes
Flickr: avlxyz / Creative Commons

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

Viva La Vibes

2. OTT cocktail garnishes

—ruthn3
Reddit: aardakan / Via reddit.com

ruthn3

3. Unicorn food.

"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."–ruthn3
Thitareesarmkasat / Getty Images

"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."

ruthn3

4. Bacon on everything

"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."—djsnazzysandwich
Flickr: taestell / Creative Commons

"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."

djsnazzysandwich

5. Deconstructed food

"Deconstructed food is definitely going to be something we look back on, and not in a positive way."—chelseyb4c516c221
Flickr: laissezfare / Creative Commons

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

chelseyb4c516c221

6. Rainbow food

"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."—anniek445f37706
Flickr: realbreadcampaign / Creative Commons

"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."

anniek445f37706

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!"

joannas4656bf453

8. Edible flowers

"Specifically when they’re on things that aren’t dessert, like avocado toast."—despairdoll
Flickr: bithead

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

despairdoll

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

"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."—jillcarnelld
Millefloreimages / Getty Images

"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."

jillcarnelld

10. Smoothie bowls

"Why? Then you take it to go you have to sit on your couch and eat a smoothie with a spoon like ice cream."—rachel237
Vaaseenaa / Getty Images

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

rachel237

11. Mug cakes

"They're just so useless."—sarahmarvel
Reddit: Ostrich_copter

"They're just so useless."

sarahmarvel

12. Mason jar salads

"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."—axj66
Flickr: stevendepolo / Creative Commons

"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."

axj66

13. Freakshakes

"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."—michellecarpentierp
Flickr: eric-delcroix / Creative Commons

"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."

michellecarpentierp

14. Pumpkin spice everything

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

rebgw

15. Coconut oil as a "miracle cure"

"Coconut oil as some kind of miracle cure for everything. (I may be biased, as I'm allergic to coconut.)"–Blythe Webster via Facebook
Belchonock / Getty Images

"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

"Cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower rice, cauliflower mashed 'faux-tatoes', ENOUGH!"—ihateredroses
Remee Patel / BuzzFeed

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

ihateredroses

17. Cooking with essential oils

"Nobody wants your cilantro oil infused guacamole, Karen!"–Jamie Holwerda via Facebook
E-anjei / Getty Images

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

–Jamie Holwerda via Facebook

18. Eggs on random foods

"The egg one for sure. Like stop ruining burgers for once dammit!"—jasleenkaur49294
Flickr: schill / Creative Commons

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

jasleenkaur49294

19. Avocado on toast

"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."—tokodake
Flickr: premshree / Creative Commons

"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."

tokodake

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

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