It’s nearly impossible to scroll through Instagram these days without stumbling across a #foodie-tagged image of a picturesque meal. Food is always a trending topic because it’s something that everybody can relate to—culinary expert or not. But just because we can all agree that food is totally awesome, it doesn’t mean we all have the same palate for, erm, more peculiar options.
Take a look at our list below and let us know—would you try these seven trendy foods?
1. Avocado Ice Pops.
If you’re scratching your head over this unique popsicle rendition, you’re not alone. These refreshing summertime treats are typically filled with juicy, fruity flavors like strawberry, pineapple, and cherry. But avocados? Really? Aren’t they…you know…kind of flavorless? They’re also anything but juicy.
A little bit of research later and we found that most avocado ice pop recipes call for lime juice and some form of sweetener, so our tastebuds breathed a sigh of relief. Our only question is…are you enough of an avocado-lover to try this trendy treat?
2. Probiotic Water.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for all sorts of health-related stuff, like improving your digestive system. And although we know that probiotics are the good kind of bacteria, it takes a moment to get used to the thought of digesting a living microorganism. But if you think about it, yogurt is also full of probiotics, and that’s not considered weird or trendy. So, in the name of health, would you try probiotic water?
Baobab, pronounced bey-oh-bab, is a tree known as Africa’s Tree of Life. You know, like that big tree from “The Lion King.” And, no, you wouldn’t be scarfing down an entire plant (trunk, leaves, and all). This tree produces a fruit similar in size and shape to a coconut, and the list of health benefits seems neverending (It’s rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, magnesium, electrolytes, calcium, and iron). It’s typically ground into a powder and then added to things like smoothies as a booster. Now, the inevitable question—would you get a boost from Africa’s Tree of Life?
4. Coffee with Mushroom Powder.
There’s typically nothing out of the ordinary about a coffee add-on—sometimes you want the extra jolt that comes with an added shot of espresso, and other times you feel like treating yourself to a sweet caramel flavor shot. But what if we told you that mushroom powder might be the next big thing in coffee? While this earthy flavor might not seem appealing in your cup of joe, some swear that the tastes are totally complementary. And with perks like extra antioxidants and disease-fighting properties, it may very much be worth it. So, we have to ask, are you sold on this bizarre coffee add-on?
5. Drinkable Soup.
Souping is the new juicing…that’s the word around town, at least. And while a soup cleanse might not sound all that strange, the real kicker is that you drink the soup rather than eating it. As with anything veggie filled, these trendy drinks are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and all kinds of good stuff. Oh, and you can drink them cold, too! So is this a totally convenient health food option, or would you rather pass this one up?
6. Injectable Donut Holes.
A lot of food trends catch on because there’s some enticing health benefit tied to it. This one, though? Well, it’s just straight up cool. This creative dessert was made famous at Top Golf, but now DIY recipes are floating around all over the internet. Essentially, it’s just a bunch of donut holes that you can inject with flavored fillings using a syringe. You can mix and match fillings, inject as little or as much as you want, or pass up the donut hole completely and inject the flavors right onto your tongue. Yum! We think we know the answer, but would you give injectable donut holes a shot?
7. Ketchup Flavored Ice Cream.
Umm…gross! That’s the only thing we have to say about this trend, which just made its rounds on the internet thanks to Ed Sheeran. The “Shape of You” singer absolutely loves ketchup (he has a Heinz label tattooed on his arm!), and an Ireland gelato shop decided to pay homage to him by introducing a ketchup-flavored option. It might be all the way in Ireland right now, but would you muster up enough courage to try this ice cream flavor?
Which trendy foods would you be down to try? Talk to us in the comments below!