Food has always been diverse, and what might be considered healthy today may not be so tomorrow. Most food companies, whether it be KFC or McDonalds, have experimented with new foods to build customer loyalty and bring in changes to the menu. However, not all seem to have worked as anticipated.
While we might have had that occasional few great food items that came around with these experiments, some were just not thought out well enough. So, wondering about the food trends that failed and couldn’t last on the restaurant’s shelves for long?
The 5 Top Food Trends that Just Couldn’t Last Long
Over the recent years, a lot of trend foods have come up. However, there are some that have never picked up. In this article, we are going to look at food trends that failed.
- Black ice cream
Well, black is bold, and you might have thought that people would want to make a stylish statement with their ice creams as well. Turns out, they do not!
People love bright colours that increase appetite. So when Morgenstein Finest Ice Cream in New York City introduced a new ice cream flavour called black coconut ash people were impressed.
However, controversy broke out when people started to question the primary use of activated charcoal. It is used to remove toxins and poisoned overdoses in the emergency rooms. So, if you are taking over the counter drugs, then it might not be a good idea to eat it since the black ice cream makes the drugs ineffective.
- The Ramen Burger
The Ramen Burger has a weird name but from what people have said it tastes great. The popular food was introduced in 2013, and it picked up the trend very fast in Manhattan. But honestly, it was just a weird mutation of burgers.
- Insect Meals.
Eating insects? To many people, it does not sound much of a meal. Insects are protein packed, and in parts of Asia and Africa, they are a norm.
When the idea kicked in, it sounded sane. But not many people were in for it since eating insects is not exactly accepted in many parts of the world.
- Rainbow foods
The psychological effect of warm colours on foods increases appetite to a lot of people. People tend to think that colourful foods have an appealing taste.
In 2013, rainbow foods were a thing, and the trend picked up very fast. Rainbows were used in bagels and cheesecake toppings, but unfortunately, people got fed up quickly.
- Coffee in a cone
If you were given a choice between a coffee in an ordinary cup of coffee on a cone, what would you prefer? Dayne Levinrad and his mother came up with this concept, and they never imagined it would pick up.
The first coffee cone was made by hand in Johannesburg. Soon it attracted a global audience and coffee on cone became one of the most post worthy Instagram foods. But that is all it had to it, and it died down soon later.
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