From deep-fried Mars Bars and bacon ice cream to chocolate flavour crisps and edible insects – there seems to be a never-ending cycle of bizarre-sounding foods that could easily have you thinking it was an April Fools prank.
Something we read about recently which is proving popular on social media is the Espresso Tonic. As the name suggests, this is a shot of espresso mixed with tonic water. We’re not quite sure about mixing these two bitter flavours, but if the idea floats your boat we have the very best of both in store so you can give it a try!
Fermented foods are something which could be seen as a fad – but it’s one we quite like. The sour taste of sauerkraut is one that most people have probably heard of, if not tried, but there’s also Kimchi - a Korean staple made with salted and fermented vegetables, often cabbages, radishes and onions. It’s delicious, and obviously not a fad in Korean cooking – and we suspect it will be around here for quite some time too.
Anyone who has ever seen the image of an Aspic Salad, set in jelly, will know food fads are not a new thing. What once was the height of fashion now just looks a bit…unappetising. A bit more recently, the trend for edible ‘foam’ of all descriptions seems like one which may be looked back on similarly in years to come!
Even more recently, bacon seems to be the flavour du jour. Like most people, here at Hunters we love a good quality bacon sandwich on delicious fresh bread, with just a smidge of your favourite sauce. However, the current trend seems to be to combine bacon with anything sweet - using it on doughnuts, in ice cream, or in biscuits. We’re not quite sure that’s us.
Here at Hunters, we spend a lot of time keeping up to date with current food trends, and trying out new products to introduce to our customers. Only the very best food and drink passes the test. We’re not about fads or fashions, just the very best in terms of quality. Those new trends we think have merit we’re happy to bring on board. Pomegranate molasses or zat"tar were items we noticed were on the rise, and which we think are a great addition to the store, for example. Extra crispy grasshoppers, not so much.
If there’s a trend you’ve spotted or an usual item of food or drink you’d like us to track down, we’d be happy to help – come in and have a chat!