Forbes released the “12 hottest food trends for 2014“:
1. Local food
3. Healthy kids meals
4. Gluten free
5. Liquid nitrogen ice cream
7. Artisan pizza
8. Buffalo wings
9. Upscale comfort food
10. Mashup food (cronut, dessert pizza)
But just how popular are these foods? Which are REALLY trending? Let’s let Google gives us the insights into what people have been searching in the past ten years.
However, take a look at Vegetarian recipes. They peaked up in 2009. It goes to show that sometimes a search for single word doesn’t really show the results you want. Most people since 2004 know what “vegetarian” is, so why search for that one word. But when you add “recipes” onto the word, it shows that people are interested in actually being vegetarian. However vegetarian recipes have have slowly declined since then.
6. Nuts: kinda trending, kinda not
Searches for “nuts recipes” are down, but searches for “best nuts” are up. Did people get sick of trying to make recipes with nuts? Now they just want to know what are the best nuts?
10. Mashup foods: cronut for 2013, what will be for 2014?
The cronut when crazy in 2013, but has since dipped back down. Dessert pizza has shown a slow incline, despite it’s low volume of searches. Since this category is “mashup food,” what will be the mashup food for 2014?
Wow. That’s a lot of charts. Wouldn’t it be nice to combine them all into one graph? Tomorrow we’ll take a look at all 12 trends in one bar chart.